Over the past few years, a handful of law firms have filed thousands of lawsuits over website accessibility issues. This has been a lucrative business for these firms. Many of these suits are essentially cut-and-paste jobs, and the recipients often
Continue Reading Cannabis Companies Beware: You Can Get Sued If Your Website Isn’t Compliant With the Americans With Disabilities Act

On January 15, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held its first ever legislative hearing to address federal cannabis policies.  The subcommittee invited witness from three different agencies to provide testimony: Matthew K. Strait, Drug
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A new potential class action minefield cropped up in 2019 – challenges to cannabis companies’ marketing practices under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), with one major medical marijuana company already forced to defend its text messaging practices in Florida
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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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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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The Italian Parliament has established an intergroup on the legalisation of cannabis following calls to address the need for its decriminalisation and shortages of medical cannabis. More than 50 members of Parliament already have applied to join the intergroup, mainly
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Employers are scrambling to stay on top of ever-evolving cannabis laws across the country, but federal government contractors face an added layer of uncertainty as they attempt to navigate their legal obligations to the U.S. Government.  One particular area of
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Today, the FTC issued warning letters to three companies selling CBD products.  The companies, which FTC did not identify publicly, allegedly illegally advertised CBD products as being able to treat or cure serious diseases and health conditions without competent and
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