FTC Sues Company for Unsubstantiated Claims

On April 24, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint in federal court as well as an administrative complaint against California-based marketer, Whole Leaf Organics for its unsubstantiated product claims.1 The company sells Thrive, a supplement consisting mainly of vitamin C and … Read more about FTC Sues Company for Unsubstantiated Claims

Section 1202 and QSBS, an Often Overlooked Tax Benefit for Small Businesses

          In the excitement of starting a new business, and during the headaches associated with growing that business, many entrepreneurs overlook important details that can have huge impacts on their finances. One large blind spot that many people we work with seem to have is the tax implications … Read more about Section 1202 and QSBS, an Often Overlooked Tax Benefit for Small Businesses

Vape and E-Cigarette Manufacturers Catch Another Break

This week, in a letter to federal Judge Paul Grimm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) requested a 120-day extension for e-cigarette product applications, citing the unforeseen impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). This marks the most recent instance in a long line of delays, both … Read more about Vape and E-Cigarette Manufacturers Catch Another Break

Firm Notice Regarding COVID-19

The Attorneys and staff at The Rodman Law Group (“RLG”) have been carefully monitoring novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and its effect on the economy in general and our clients in particular. The following is a non-exhaustive aggregation of information that may be of importance during this pandemic. … Read more about Firm Notice Regarding COVID-19

Entity Selection for New Businesses

When you are thinking of starting a new business, the options for entity structures can seem endless and confusing. The following guide can be used to help you understand the basics and begin to narrow down the options in preparation for a consultation with your lawyer. Sole Proprietorship In a … Read more about Entity Selection for New Businesses

FDA Proposes $5 Million Budget to Regulate CBD in 2021

President Trump’s budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year, which is set to be presented to Congress next year, should he gain re-election, includes $6.2 billion in overall funding for the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). This proposal includes a $5 million-line item for FDA to continue … Read more about FDA Proposes $5 Million Budget to Regulate CBD in 2021

Marijuana, Hemp, CBD Shipping Guide for Consumers

Have you ever had a friend or family member ask you to ship them Edibles? Lotion? CBD? Something to help Aunt Sally’s sciatica? Shipping some of these things is not illegal, but it still can feel uneasy taking them to the post office. See below to navigate U.S. federal laws for shipping marijuana, … Read more about Marijuana, Hemp, CBD Shipping Guide for Consumers

FDA Recognizes the Need for CBD Regulation

On February 26, 2020 the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) new commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, acknowledged the growing consumer demand for CBD products. “People are using these [CBD] products,” Hahn said in his first public speech regarding CBD since taking office in December. “We are not … Read more about FDA Recognizes the Need for CBD Regulation