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Virginia Viewpoint - April 19, 2024

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In bipartisan fashion, Governor Youngkin and legislators have agreed on a fresh start to negotiate a new two-year budget. The reconvened session of the General Assembly commenced on Wednesday to consider the Governor’s...more

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Kentucky Medical Cannabis Licensing Update: New Bill and Regulations

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First, on April 17, 2024, Governor Andy Beshear signed House Bill 829, which establishes a clear timeline for new medical cannabis licensing and moves up the application process from January 1, 2025 to July 2024. Then, just...more

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Top 10 Legal Issues in the Cannabis Industry in 2024

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In an industry known for its fast-paced changes, 2024 will be no different for cannabis. For all those with an eye on the industry, the number one question remains, is this the year for rescheduling? The answer is, maybe. And...more

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Budtender Bankruptcy Blindside

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In a recent legal development that underscores the intricate interplay between federal bankruptcy law and the cannabis industry, a court case has emerged involving a bankruptcy filing by an employee of a cannabis company....more

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Agricultural Estate Planning: Securing Your Land's Future

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In the world of farming and ranching, ensuring your land's future is vital. That's where agricultural estate planning comes in. It's all about smoothly transitioning your farm or ranch to the next generation, maintaining its...more

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Labor Issues In Full Bloom This Spring for California Agriculture Employers: Here’s What You Need to Know

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California employers in the agriculture industry are facing challenges this spring after two major developments last month. First, new rules took effect requiring employers to provide a special written notice to H-2A...more

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Preparing for IRS Cash Transaction Reporting in the Cannabis Industry

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The various forms of information reporting required by the Internal Revenue Code form the backbone of both voluntary compliance with tax laws and the starting point for audits by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). One form...more

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What Food & Beverage Companies Need to Know About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Food and beverage companies may be surprised to learn that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) is not the exclusive regulatory authority over the safety of foods and beverages. Indeed, other governmental authorities...more

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PACT Act Basics: 5 Things Tobacco Sellers and Shippers Should Know

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The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, 15 U.S.C. § 375 et seq., is a federal law with two primary objectives: (1) to prevent federal and state tax evasion on tobacco products, and (2) to prevent sales of tobacco...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

No Can Do for Mo Cann Do: Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Cannabis License to Applicant with Insufficient Paperwork

Having spent nearly every day of the last three years thinking about Alabama’s medical cannabis licensing, and the past year closely following the seemingly endless litigation that continues to this day, I took special note...more

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Special Water Supply Edition: California Environmental Law & Policy Update 4.12.24

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Powerful pumps that supply much of California’s population with water have killed several thousand threatened and endangered fish this year, prompting environmental groups to demand that state and federal agencies take...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

ARS Researchers Discover Ability of Cotton Gin Waste to Transform Silver Ions into Silver Nanoparticles

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service announced on April 9, 2024, that ARS researchers published a study revealing the ability of cotton gin waste to synthesize and generate silver...more

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USDA seeks information regarding revisions to digital disclosure option for bioengineered foods

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published a Request for Information (RFI) asking interested parties to submit comments regarding potential revisions to the current...more

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Floridians to Decide Fate of Adult-Use Marijuana This November

It’s not a joke. On April 1, 2024, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that voters will decide in November whether Florida will become the 24th state to legalize adult-use marijuana. In the face of significant opposition that...more

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Texas Consumable Hemp Program Rules Are Under Review

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With one of the largest consumable hemp markets in the country, Texas is a key state to watch in the ever-evolving world of hemp regulation. While many other states regulate or prohibit synthetics, establish THC mg limits on...more

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Betting the Farm on Solar: Leasing and Due Diligence Considerations

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While imagery of the American Dream used to be picturesque farm towns, robust bounties and families gathered around the table for a meal, values have shifted, and once-robust farming communities have become forgotten lands,...more

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Colorado's Draft Natural Medicine Rules: Full Breakdown & Commentary

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Nearly fifteen months after Colorado voters approved the Natural Medicine Health Act, the public got its first glimpse of draft rules that will govern the regulated psychedelics program created by the Act. In February’s...more

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Complaint filed against the USDA alleging discriminatory loan practices

On March 29, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia received a complaint by two Black farmers, among others as part of a class action, alleging that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...more

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IRS Issues New Guidance for Cannabis Companies That Receive Over $10K in Cash

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The IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel recently published a memorandum providing information for cannabis companies struggling to comply with the completion of Form 8300, which must be filed every time a company receives a cash...more

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Peter Rabbit Discovers Compliance!

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Well, Easter has come, which can only mean that it is time for our spring holiday compliance special! In honor of the season, here are some interesting facts about Beatrix Potter, the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit: ...more

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The Week in Weed: April 2024

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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, Virginia Governor Youngkin took action on the retail market bill. The Florida Supreme Court handed down...more

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FOIA Exemption Questions on Redacted HHS Cannabis Letter

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The principle of open government is foundational to a healthy democracy, and the availability of government records upon request from the public is one of its chief cornerstones. Originally published in Law360 - January 5,...more

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AMS Requests Information to Update List of Bioengineered Foods

On March 28, 2024, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested information about potential additions to or subtractions from the List of Bioengineered Foods (List) as it...more

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California Focuses on Water Supply Resiliency in Updated Water Plan

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On April 2, 2024, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the California Water Plan Update 2023 (CWP 2023 Update). DWR’s press release dubs the plan “A Roadmap to Water Management and Infrastructure for a...more

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Cannabis Law Now Podcast: THC Infused Beverages: Cantrip's Journey Through the Hemp-Derived Looking Glass

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In 2023, Total Wine & More jumped into the cannabis drinks arena in Minnesota. Since then, there’s been an influx of “THC Beverages” hitting the marketplace, including in interstate commerce. How is this legally possible, and...more

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