In an important decision for cannabis companies facing class action litigation over the alleged misbranding of products containing CBD, a Southern District of Florida court recently held that because the FDA is exercising regulatory authority over the labeling of CBD
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CBD marketers can learn something from the food industry.  And it has nothing to do with the regulatory morass around whether CBD can be legally added to foods.  It’s about managing the risk of consumer false advertising litigation.  Lawsuits filed
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On May 28, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) Office of the General Counsel issued a Legal Opinion, which attempts to address open questions relating to interstate transport of hemp. While the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp production,
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Assembly Bill 228 is a promising piece of legislation that could soon bring an end to California’s prohibition on adding hemp-derived CBD to foods, beverages, and cosmetics.  The bill, in its current form, would add two provisions to the California
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