Amendment to NDAA Would Allow Military Service Members to Use CBD Products

A recently passed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) could allow military service members to use cannabidiol (“CBD”) and other hemp-derived products. The measure, sponsored by veteran Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), was introduced on July 20, 2020, and was passed in the House of … Read more about Amendment to NDAA Would Allow Military Service Members to Use CBD Products

FDA Delivers Latest CBD Study to Congress

On July 8, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) delivered the results of its most comprehensive sampling study on the current cannabidiol (“CBD”) marketplace to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.1 Congress mandated FDA to … Read more about FDA Delivers Latest CBD Study to Congress

Bankruptcy Alternatives for the Cannabis Industry

Of its many tragic consequences, COVID-19 has left a significant mark on the global economy as it pressures thousands of businesses to temporarily – if not permanently – shut their doors. April data from the American Bankruptcy Institute suggested a 26% increase in Chapter 11 filings from 2019.1 … Read more about Bankruptcy Alternatives for the Cannabis Industry

Republicans and Democrats Introduce COVID-19 Privacy Bills

Senate Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate recently introduced competing bills aimed at privacy considerations believed to be presented by the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. The bills seek to prevent the collection, use and/or disclosure of consumer’s personal information for … Read more about Republicans and Democrats Introduce COVID-19 Privacy Bills

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