MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Late August, an email from Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) office revealed that the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting in September on historic legislation to decriminalize cannabis.1 Confirmed in a letter from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on August 31, members of the … Read more about MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

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

Firm Webinar: Intellectual Property and Cannabis

On May 14, The Rodman Law Group held an internal webinar to analyze the variety of intellectual property ("IP") rights available to cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs including federal and state trademark protection, patents, and copyright. Moderated by firm Associate Attorney Rebecca Spence, … Read more about Firm Webinar: Intellectual Property and Cannabis

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

USDA Comes to Its Senses Regarding Hemp

On February 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced that it will delay the enforcement requirement of the Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) laboratory certification process and reverse distributer disposal requirements until October 31, 2021, or until the final rule is … Read more about USDA Comes to Its Senses Regarding Hemp

Canadian Study Assesses THC Residual Effects on Driving

  Over the autumn of 2019, a group of researchers out of Toronto announced findings from a study conducted to determine the impact and residual effects of cannabis use on drivers. The study, included in the December issue Drug and Alcohol Dependence, an international journal devoted to … Read more about Canadian Study Assesses THC Residual Effects on Driving