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On March 17, 2020, Secretary Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Declaration, see 85 Fed. Reg. 15198, invoking the products liability immunity protections within the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has led to a dramatic increase in the demand for, and a shortage of, hand sanitizer in the US.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment recently added Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and “cannabis (marijuana) smoke” to the list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause reproductive toxicity, with an effective date of January 3, 2020.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Fashion & Retail Practice Leader Anthony Lupo and Arent Fox Partner Lynn R. Fiorentino discuss Prop 65, how companies can ensure they are in compliance with the California law, and the potential of the New York Consumer Right to Know Act.
On October 7, 2019, the California Chamber of Commerce filed suit against the State of California requesting that a federal district court enjoin the State and private enforcers from requiring Proposition 65 warnings on foods that contain acrylamide.
With the news media covering the link between marijuana vaping, deaths, and lung conditions, California’s push to add THC to the Proposition 65 harmful chemicals list could mean financial, legal, and reputational challenges for cannabis businesses.
In recent months, businesses that use disposable product packaging have seen an increase in Proposition 65 Notices of Violation for the commonly used chemical DEHP.
WASHINGTON, DC – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 31 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as leaders in their field.
Last week, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service convened a webinar to accept public comments on implementing the hemp provisions included in the 2018 farm bill.
While he did not use a hemp pen like the one used by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to sign the conference report, President Trump signed into law the 2018 farm bill that includes a provision that legalizes hemp. Specifically, the provision would remove hemp from the federal list of c
With only two months until the January 1 implementation of the final State Cannabis Regulations, the California agencies given licensing authority under the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act posted last minute changes that are causing quite a buzz in the cannabis community.
On October 17, 2018, Canada celebrated Legalization Day – an event marking the end of a prohibition against recreational cannabis use.
Efforts to update FDA’s personal care products regulations continue as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) recently introduced H.R. 6903, the “Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018.”
Last week, the FDA confirmed it conducted a surprise inspection of e-cigarette manufacture Juul Labs.
Counsel Brian Malkin will speak at the New York State Bar Association’s event “Practical Implications of Decriminalized Marijuana for the Legal Practitioner,” on October 3 in New York.
Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) published in the Federal Register its Final Order placing FDA-approved cannabidiol drug products (CBD) containing no more than 0.1 percent tetrahydrocannabinols in schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act.
US Customs and Border Protection’s Executive Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations, Todd Owen, recently spoke with Politico and confirmed that CBP will continue to apply long-standing US federal laws and regulations that treat marijuana as a banned substance at the US border.
The association between the alcohol beverage and cannabis industries continues to grow. Dan O'Neill, a former CEO of Molson Brewery and past senior executive at Campbell Soup Company and H.J. Heinz, has recently joined the board of CannaRoyalty.
Polaris Industries Inc. has agreed to pay a $27.25 million civil penalty to settle charges, the largest CPSC has ever imposed on one company.