DEA Publishes Long Awaited Proposed Rules for Grower LicensesIn an important step intended to expand marijuana research, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) unveiled a long-awaited rule proposal last week that would permit the agency to issue additional growing licenses for research-grade cannabis.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was
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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country, many businesses have closed temporarily under “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” orders – but cannabis companies largely have been exempted from this trendAs the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country, many businesses have closed temporarily under “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” orders – but cannabis companies largely have been exempted from this trend.

A variety of different jurisdictions across the county have deemed cannabis
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KDW COVID-19 Resource Center Provides Critical Business Guidance As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic levels, companies of all sizes and in all industries face myriad impacts to business operations and the health and well-being of employees.

To help clients navigate these new challenges, including the unpredictability
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As Americans across the country begin gathering W-2s and various receipts to calculate personal income taxes, California’s legislature and governor are contemplating ways of making the state’s legalized marijuana industry more competitive by reducing taxes and streamlining the regulatory structure.
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The push and pull on CBD regulation continues.

Earlier this week, Minnesota Representative Colin Peterson introduced a H.R. 5587, which would regulate CBD as a dietary supplement.  Specifically, the bill would amend the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
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California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized the listing of “cannabis (marijuana) smoke” and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as reproductive toxins under Proposition 65.

The listings are effective as of January 3, 2020.  Under Prop 65, enforcement of the


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On the latest episode of the Ad Law Access Podcast, partner Kristi Wolff discusses FDA’s recent CBD warning letters, Commissioner nominee Dr. Stephen Hahn’s confirmation hearings, and a preview of this week’s Cannabis Law Update webinar.

On Thursday, December
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Cannabis is in the midst of a historic transformation from the black market to a regulated, lucrative, global industry. But investing in cannabis, or doing business with companies involved in cannabis production or distribution, comes with substantial legal and other
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