Perspectives on Cannabis
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On January 10, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal, which includes key changes that would affect the cannabis industry, such as consolidating the three State licensing agencies.
On December 19, 2019, EPA granted the first approvals for the use of crop protection products—nine biopesticides and one conventional pesticide—on hemp, providing a new set of crop protection tools for hemp farmers in time for the 2020 growing season.
New USDA Rule Provides Much-Needed Clarity to US Hemp Industry — Particularly on THC Testing — But Questions Remain
On October 31, 2019, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its eagerly anticipated interim final rule governing the domestic production of hemp, pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill).
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.
Arent Fox Associate Emily Leongini was quoted in the Marijuana Business Daily article, “FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis industry,” published on September 19, 2019.
Arent Fox Associate Emily Leongini was quoted in the Hemp Industry Daily article, “Four takeaways from the latest round of federal CBD warning letters,” published on September 12, 2019.
Counsel Brian Malkin will speak on a panel about FDA’s role in the regulation of cannabis at the Food and Drug Law Institute Legal and Practical Issues in the Evolving World of Cannabis Regulation conference on November 18-19, 2019.
Arent Fox Cannabis Attorney John Malone will be speaking on the panel, “Navigating the US Regulatory, Compliance, and Tax Landscape,” on July 23, 2019 at the 2019 National Cannabis Industry Association 2019 Cannabis Business Summit and CannaVest West Conference at the San Jose Convention Center.
Restaurant CBD Sales are Booming, but New Liability Concerns Keep Cannabis Producers from Cashing In
Arent Fox Associate Emily Leongini was quoted in the Hemp Industry Daily article, “Restaurant CBD sales are booming, but new liability concerns keep cannabis producers from cashing in,” published on June 10, 2019.
Arent Fox Associate Emily Leongini was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Confusion continues over the legality of CBD products,” published on May 31, 2019.
Arent Fox Associate Emily Leongini was quoted in the Hemp Industry Daily article, “Five things CBD insiders are looking for from the FDA,” published on May 21, 2019.
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.
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.