In late October, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) announced the release of the state’s long-awaited cannabidiol (“CBD”) guidelines. Reversing the state’s ban from last year on the sale of hemp-derived CBD-infused consumables, the new regulations aim to implement both quality control … Read more about New York Unveils Regulations for CBD Products
Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?
On August 20, 2020, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an interim final rule (“IFR”) pertaining to the classifications of marijuana and hemp under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) in light of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (“AIA”). Because the DEA … Read more about Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?
Evidence Suggests CBD Potential in Treating COVID-19
Since the start of the ongoing outbreak, the cannabis industry has been the source of some debate as stakeholders and active consumers attempt to understand COVID-19’s far-reaching effects. Pulmonologists and lung experts have cautioned that inhaled smoke from combusted plant material – be it … Read more about Evidence Suggests CBD Potential in Treating COVID-19
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
DEA Removes CBD from Controlled Substances Act
On Monday, April 6, GW Pharmaceuticals revealed that the company had received notice from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) stating that its drug Epidiolex was no longer subject to the requirements of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). In a company release announcing the agency … Read more about DEA Removes CBD from Controlled Substances Act
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
New Bill Proposes Solution to CBD Regulation
On January 13, 2020, the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), introduced a bill to address one of the largest issues in the burgeoning hemp industry – the regulation of cannabidiol (“CBD”). H.R.5587 aims to amend existing legislation to grant … Read more about New Bill Proposes Solution to CBD Regulation
Westword Publishes Managing Partner’s Article on CBD & Schedule I
Nearly a year after the passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”), the industrial hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) markets are booming, yet ingestible products are still illegal according to the federal government. With mounting pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug … Read more about Westword Publishes Managing Partner’s Article on CBD & Schedule I