Founder and Managing Partner Selected to Testify at FDA Public Hearing

It is with great pride that we announce that our Founder and Managing Partner, Dave Rodman has been selected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to give oral testimony  regarding the safety of products containing cannabis-derived compounds, specifically cannabidiol (“CBD”), at the … Read more about Founder and Managing Partner Selected to Testify at FDA Public Hearing

TTB Rejects Use of CBD in Alcohol Beverages

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau ("TTB") has joined the discussion regarding the legality of hemp and hemp-derived additives in consumable items. In a bureau-wide bulletin, the agency addressed wineries, distilleries, breweries, and importers hoping to add ingredients like … Read more about TTB Rejects Use of CBD in Alcohol Beverages

Vitamin Shoppe Enters Consumable CBD Market

Earlier this week, nutritional supplement retail chain Vitamin Shoppe announced that the company has started to offer cannabidiol (“CBD”) soft gels to eligible customers. Limited to 14 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, Vitamin Shoppe began selling Irwin Naturals’ CBD soft gels earlier this … Read more about Vitamin Shoppe Enters Consumable CBD Market

Carl’s Jr. To Release CBD-Infused Cheeseburger

This week, for one time only, fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. will be selling the first cannabidiol (“CBD”) infused cheeseburger. On Saturday, April 20, the chain will offer the "Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight" CBD burger at one location in Denver, priced at $4.20. The burger contains of two … Read more about Carl’s Jr. To Release CBD-Infused Cheeseburger

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

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 & Federal Trademarks

Securing federal trademark protection for products derived from industrial hemp has proven to be a challenge for many in the industry. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO) categorically denies any trademark application that is submitted for an “illegal” product or service.1 Up … Read more about The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 & Federal Trademarks

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

CBD in Food? California Says No Way, (San) Jose.

In a blow to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturers who intend to use CBD as a food additive, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in conjunction with the California Food and Drug Branch (FDB), has released a clarification document titled: "FAQ - Industrial Hemp and … Read more about CBD in Food? California Says No Way, (San) Jose.