Vape and E-Cigarette Manufacturers Catch Another Break

This week, in a letter to federal Judge Paul Grimm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) requested a 120-day extension for e-cigarette product applications, citing the unforeseen impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). This marks the most recent instance in a long line of delays, both … Read more about Vape and E-Cigarette Manufacturers Catch Another Break

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

D.C. Court Supports FDA Regulation of E-Cigs & Vape Products

On 10, December 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in support of actions by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) on the regulation and classification of electronic nicotine delivery system (“ENDS”) products like electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The … Read more about D.C. Court Supports FDA Regulation of E-Cigs & Vape Products

New Screening Guidelines for Fecal Transplants Could Save Lives

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has recently set guidelines on an increasingly common medical treatment: fecal microbiota transplants, or FMTs. The recent announcement comes after a patient died in June after receiving an FMT that contained drug-resistant bacteria.1 Unfortunately, up until … Read more about New Screening Guidelines for Fecal Transplants Could Save Lives

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

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study Expands Screening

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (“MAPS”), a non-profit research, advocacy, and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and empathogens, has recently announced the expansion of their … Read more about MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study Expands Screening