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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

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Will Hemp Save the World, Before the Government Kills It?

There is a great line in the wonderful film Charlie Wilson’s War, where Charlie Wilson (played remarkably by the inimitable Tom Hanks) describes the successful, if relatively covert, involvement of the United States...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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21 State AGs Call on Congress to Regulate Intoxicating Hemp Products

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Attorneys general (AG) from 20 states and the District of Columbia have submitted a letter to Congress requesting that federal lawmakers close the “loophole” created by the 2018 Farm Bill that is widely understood to prohibit...more

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Weed at Work: Can Georgia Employers Still Drug Test?

Across the United States, a broad legal spectrum has developed regarding the use of marijuana, thus creating great uncertainty among employers that have long striven to maintain drug-free workplaces. Federally, marijuana...more

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New York's Hemp Industry Faces Legal Battle Over Regulatory Restrictions

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“It’d be like, if one day, the government determined that any hard liquor that’s 40 proof or greater would cause harm” to certain groups, rendering it illegal in stores, homes, and warehouses.” The hemp industry in New York...more

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Texas Regulators to Consider Changes to Consumable Hemp Program

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, on behalf of the Texas Department of State Health Services, recently announced that it was accepting public comments to the current rules governing consumer hemp products in the...more

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Arizona Attorney General Deems Delta-8 and Delta-10 Controlled Substances in Controversial Opinion

Novel psychiatric cannabinoids legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill remain under attack by state regulators. Most recently, the Arizona attorney general opined that “Arizona law does not permit the sale of delta-8 and other...more

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“Hemp-Derived” THC in Massachusetts: Navigating the Regulatory Maze

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The recent proliferation of intoxicating hemp products containing “hemp-derived” THCs in Massachusetts restaurants, liquor stores, and convenience shops has sparked debate among state officials in determining whether these...more

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Cannabis Predictions for 2024

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It’s 2024, and while nothing ever stays the same in the world of cannabis, in a lot of ways, 2024 feels just like 2023, and 2022....more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Delta-Nope: Florida Poised to Ban Delta-8 and Delta-10 Products

Earlier this week, the Florida legislature passed a bill (SB 1698) that will limit the amount of THC in hemp-derived products and threatens to upend the novel cannabinoid industry in the state. For the past few years,...more

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USDA Releases Reports on Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry and on Hemp Research and Innovation

On March 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Agriculture honored the second annual National Biobased Products Day, “a celebration to raise public awareness of biobased products, their benefits and their contributions to the U.S....more

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Florida Hemp Industry Breaking News: Legislature Passes Bill Tightening Restrictions on Hemp-Derived Products

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The Florida legislature passed a bill late last night that will limit the amount of THC in hemp-derived products. While similar attempts to cap the THC in such products have been defeated in the past, SB 1698 passed the House...more

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Navigating Hemp THC Beverages

Nonalcoholic beverages infused with delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) derived from hemp (aka intoxicating hemp beverages) are becoming increasingly popular for consumers looking for an alternative to alcohol....more

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States Poised to Take Action on Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids in 2024

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Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic increase in retail and online sales of products containing hemp-derived and synthetically created cannabinoids. As a result, an increasing number of states are poised to...more

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Hemp Industry 2024: State and Federal Changes

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As an increasing number of states across the U.S. are becoming marijuana-friendly, many states are simultaneously attempting to enact more restrictive laws with respect to hemp-derived cannabinoids. Participants in the...more

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Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 22 - February 2024

There was a sigh that could be heard throughout the third floor of the Georgia State Capitol on Friday as lawmakers worked hastily through their committee discussions and rules calendars. This activity was despite technology...more

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What’s in Your “THC Beverages”?

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In November of last year, we wrote about how Total Wine & More jumped into the cannabis drinks arena in Minnesota. Since then (and probably before that), there’s been an influx of “THC Beverages” hitting the marketplace, and...more

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Cannabis Law Now Podcast: The ‘CannaBoies' Lawsuit and Why it Matters

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On October 26, 2023, a group of large cannabis companies based in Massachusetts filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Massachusetts against Merrick Garland, our current U.S. attorney general,...more

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The Week in Weed: December 2023 # 4

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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, we have news from several states, but we begin with a letter from several former U.S. attorneys about...more

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What’s the Delta?  How Delta-8 Can Provide Trademark Rights for Hemp and Marijuana

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A Texas appellate court recently upheld a decision to prevent a ban on the sale of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products in the state.  Tex. Dep’t of State Health Servs. v. Sky Mktg. Corp., No. 03-21-00571-CV, 2023 BL...more

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Synthetic Cannabinoids in Minnesota: Are the Rules Different for Cannabis and Hemp?

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To keep hemp businesses informed on regulations under Minnesota’s Adult-Use Cannabis Law, Vicente LLP created a series of Vicente Insights covering essential topics relating to Minnesota hemp. Our first blog of the series...more

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FDA Warning Letter Declares Delta-8 and CBD Gummies ‘Adulterated Foods’

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On Dec. 6, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to the owners of online hemp, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) retailer Hemp-xr.com for introducing adulterated foods into...more

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[Webinar] Is the Grass Really Greener? Law & Policy Primer for Cannabis Operators Considering Hemp - January 17th, 9:00 am - 10:30...

The 2018 Farm Bill de-scheduled hemp and many cannabis operators and investors fatigued by over-regulation are exploring hemp as an alternative market for intoxicating products. But an unregulated interstate market may be...more

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Minnesota Hemp Business Licensing and Endorsements Required From Seed to Sale Under the Adult-Use Cannabis Law

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Minnesota will begin issuing licenses under the new Adult-Use Cannabis Law in March of 2025. If you are operating or intend to operate in the hemp space and are looking to enter the Minnesota cannabis industry at that time,...more

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