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

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

Firm Q&A: COVID’s Impact

COVID-19 has permeated virtually every aspect of our daily society, affecting millions of people and businesses across the country, and countless others overseas. In light of the impact of COVID19 and the confusion about the various aid and stimulus packages offered by the federal government, The … Read more about Firm Q&A: COVID’s Impact

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 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

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