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2019 Florida Legislative Session – Passage Of Industrial Hemp (SB 1020)

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With the 2018 Farm Bill’s removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (see (U.S.C. s. 1639p.), on the final day of the 2019 Legislative Session, the Florida House of Representatives and Senate followed the federal...more

Locke Lord LLP

Not So Magical: Great-Grandmother Arrested at Disney World for Possession of CBD Oil

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A 69-year-old great-grandmother was arrested at a Disney World checkpoint by an Orange County deputy that found CBD oil in her purse. While the Farm Bill legalized CBD at the federal level in December 2018, the Florida...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Post-Farm Bill Importation of Industrial Hemp

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As we previously blogged, the last subsection of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”) amended the Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”) to exclude “tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp,” where hemp “means the...more

Wilson Elser

California Poised to Remove Prohibition on Hemp-Derived CBD in Foods and Supplements

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California Assembly Bill 228 would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements in California, notwithstanding the Food and Drug Administration’s position to the contrary. On Thursday, May 16,...more

Dentons

Cannabis Group Weekly Alert - May 2019 #3

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Federal legislation that would ease immigration tensions for foreigners involved in the US cannabis industry was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill would remove penalties for non-citizens’ participation in...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 2019 #3

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USAgNet discussed 2018 Kansas farm income. AgDaily discussed a report on senior citizen food insecurity. Science Mag reported on the spread of African swine fever....more

Miller & Martin PLLC

New Trademark Examination Guide 1-19 – Some CBD Products Can Now Have Federal Trademark Registrations

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In the continuing evolution of Cannabis law in the U.S., the United States Trademark Office is now prepared to allow at least some Cannabidiol (CBD) containing products to have federally registered trademarks. New guidelines...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

3 Considerations for Businesses Looking to Grow/Sell/Distribute Hemp and Hemp Products in New Jersey

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This is an exciting time for cannabis law, and multitudes of individuals and businesses are finding themselves interested in or working with cannabis-related business issues. From the purchase and sale of CBD, to the...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

TTB Aligns with FDA on Use of Hemp-Derived CBD

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) recently issued updated guidance on the addition of hemp-derived CBD to alcohol beverages. ...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Beer, Hemp, and CBD in North Carolina

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The cannabidiol ("CBD") industry is exploding today. Hemp and hemp-derived CBD were classified as Schedule I controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act of 1972 ("CSA") until the passage of the Agriculture...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

2018 Farm Bill and Federal Trademark Protection for Hemp

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") generally refuses to register marks that violate federal law. Hemp and hemp-derived CBD were previously classified as Schedule I controlled substances under the Controlled...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

USPTO Issues Exam Guide Regarding Registration of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services in Light of 2018 Farm...

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To date the USPTO has refused to issue registrations for trademarks used in connection with cannabis and cannabis-related goods and services because all such goods and services are deemed illegal on Federal Law. ...more

Akerman LLP - Marks, Works & Secrets

Marks For Hemp and Cannabis

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a new Examination Guide relating to trademarks for cannabis and cannabis-related goods and services....more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Only The Law Is Hazy For CBD Patent Eligible Under Section 101

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In United Cannabis Corp. v. Pure Hemp Collective, Inc., Judge Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado determined that UCANN's CBD patent was not invalid under 35 USC § 101. The court reached its...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

USPTO Issues Cannabis Trademark Guidance, Opens the Door for Some Marks to be Registered

On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued "Examination Guide 1-19 - Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis Related Goods and Services after Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill" (Guidance),...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

AAFCO Issues Updated Guidelines Regarding Hemp in Animal Food

On May 1, 2019, AAFCO provided updated guidelines regarding the use of hemp in animal food, including how this market is affected by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”). Although the AAFCO is not a...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Compliance Inspections for CBD Retail Operations in NC

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In February, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (the "Department") disclosed its intent to issue CBD Advisory Letters to hemp and CBD industry participants within our state. Since then, letters...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

USPTO Issues CBD Trademark Guidelines in Light of 2018 Farm Bill: Key Takeaways

Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released its new guidelines on how it will examine federal trademark applications for cannabidiol (CBD) products in light of the 2018 Farm Bill. While these new guidelines are...more

Wilson Elser

CBD Risk Management

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Advising companies on CBD (cannabidiol) risk management is made challenging by the rapid pace of developments and frequent confusion caused by often false or misleading online information. This article attempts to provide a...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Legalization of Products Containing CBD? Not Quite Yet, Says FDA

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The Agency plays a significant role in the evolving legal landscape governing certain cannabis-derived products. Key Points: ..New law lifts or eases some, but not all, federal obstacles for certain cannabis-derived...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Some CBD Trademarks Are Now Federally Registrable Based on New Guidance from the USPTO

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office will now allow federal trademark registration for marks used on some hemp-based products, including those containing hemp-derived CBD, except for foods, beverages, dietary...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

TTB Updates Guidance on Hemp Ingredients, Follows FDA’s Lead

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) recently updated its guidance on inclusion of hemp ingredients in beverages containing alcohol. Here’s a summary: It remains TTB’s policy that it will not approve any...more

Dentons

Cannabis Group Weekly Alert - May 2019

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CBD products continue to grow in visibility while states grapple with regulating products derived from industrial hemp. Federal cannabis banking legislation, the SAFE Banking Act, is supported by over 20 companies, including...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Likely To Be Dazed and Confused – An Update

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Regular readers will recall that in March we blogged about cannabis-related trademarks. We now have an update...more

K&L Gates LLP

States Race to Allign on Industrial Hemp

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Industrial hemp, once grown throughout the United States and already the powerhouse behind the billion dollar cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry, is poised for a resurgence as an agricultural commodity. ...more

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