Firm Attends FDA Hearing on Cannabis and Derived Products

  Last Friday, May 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held their first public hearing regarding cannabis and cannabis-derived products.  Influenced by the recent market boom of hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) products, the FDA’s hearing presented an opportunity for industry … Read more about Firm Attends FDA Hearing on Cannabis and Derived Products

USDA Defends Interstate Transportation of Hemp

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued a bulletin regarding the agency’s current view on hemp’s legality after the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”). In a memorandum to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, USDA attorney Stephen … Read more about USDA Defends Interstate Transportation of Hemp

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

USPTO Issues Hemp Guidance

Earlier this month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released an official examination guide in response to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) and associated applications. While the guide offers some clarity for the federal registration of trademarks … Read more about USPTO Issues Hemp Guidance

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

Firm Founder Offers Insight into CBD Legality

This week, in an article published by online magazine CBD Today, The Rodman Law Group's managing partner and founder, David Rodman, provided insight into the cannabidiol ("CBD") industry and it's current legal status. Citing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Mr. Rodman explained the risks … Read more about Firm Founder Offers Insight into CBD Legality

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