Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill

On September 24, Congressional Democrats out of Oregon proposed a bill that may bring crucial relief to many cannabis operations across the country in the wake of not only the COVID-19 pandemic but the recent destructive wildfires that have burned large portions of the American West. Sponsored by … Read more about Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill

Update on California Cannabis Products

On January 3, 2020, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a revised list of chemicals classified under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Prop 65”). The revised list includes delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). Rumors that … Read more about Update on California Cannabis Products

Proposed California CBD Bill Suspended

Contrary to the bill’s projected outcome from earlier in the summer, California lawmakers will not make a decision on Assembly Bill-228 (“AB 228”) this year as the bill has stalled in the state legislature despite broad bipartisan interest and consumer support. Previously expected to be signed into … Read more about Proposed California CBD Bill Suspended

California Poised to Permit Sale of CBD-Infused Products

Through a bill proposed earlier this year, California legislators appear to be on the verge of legalizing the sale of food, drink, and cosmetic products containing hemp or associated cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (“CBD”). Per last year’s announcement from the California Department of Public … Read more about California Poised to Permit Sale of CBD-Infused Products

California Tribes Left Out of State Cannabis Industry

California cannabis companies may be facing an oversupply issue this year,1 however, the State’s program has yet to address one potentially significant industry participant – Native American cannabis operations. Since the passing of Proposition 64 in 2016, tribes have been excluded from … Read more about California Tribes Left Out of State Cannabis Industry

FDA Plans Public Hearing on Ingestible CBD Products

Last Wednesday, at a hearing held by the House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb revealed the FDA’s plan to conduct public hearings on cannabidiol (“CBD”) starting in April. Acknowledging the legalization of hemp and hemp-derived products … Read more about FDA Plans Public Hearing on Ingestible CBD Products

New York City Bans CBD-Infused Consumables

  New York City officials are taking a firm stance in the regulation of cannabidiol (“CBD”) products. Earlier this week, the NYC Department of Health (“DOH”) issued bans against CBD-infused food and drinks as a part of a citywide initiative. The New York DOH visited and inspected eleven … Read more about New York City Bans CBD-Infused Consumables

LAX Allows Travelers to Keep Cannabis

An official policy change at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) allows passengers traveling through the airport with marijuana, in accordance with California’s marijuana regulations, to avoid arrest, at least by the airport’s police officers. The policy change is just now getting media … Read more about LAX Allows Travelers to Keep Cannabis