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Ward and Smith, P.A.

There's a New Sheriff in Town: The Food and Drug Administration's Move to Regulate CBD

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Hemp has wide commercial application and appeal with a viable market for nearly every part of the plant, from the seeds, to the roots, to the flower. And with the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Developments in Protecting Cannabis IP

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Following a noteworthy year for the cannabis industry, medical marijuana is now making strides in the Patent Office. ...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Changes in Federal Regulation of CBD and Other Hemp Products Will Create New Opportunities for Investment, but Regulatory...

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On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-332), commonly referred to as the “2018 Farm Bill,” into law. One of the most notable changes to current law in the $867 billion...more

Cooley LLP

Alert: 2018 Farm Bill Enacted With Important Provisions for Plant IP and Cannabis-Related Business

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The $867 billion farm bill ("Agriculture Improvement Act" – House Res. 2) was signed into law by the president on December 20. The new farm bill law contains several important provisions relating to intellectual property...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Hemp is Now Legal, But What Does That Actually Mean?

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With the enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) on Dec. 20, 2018, hemp and cannabis derivatives with extremely low concentrations of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight...more

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Cautious Optimism: The Cannabis Industry Survives Recent RICO Cases

The cannabis industry recently survived two lawsuits initiated by private citizens under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). The cases took place in the District of Colorado and the District of...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

The Ghost of CBD Past, Present, and Future: The Future of CBD and Industrial Hemp

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The new year is right around the corner, which will prove to be a truly new year for the industrial hemp industry and the crown jewel of hemp-derived consumer products: CBD. As we have laid out in our previous two posts, the...more

Hogan Lovells

President signs 2018 Farm Bill with hemp reforms – implications for regulatory oversight of hemp-derived products including...

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On December 20, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) into law. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Opportunities and risks for cannabis tenants

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With medical cannabis legalized as a matter of state law in Missouri after the passage of Amendment 2, cannabis facilities will be up and running in 2020. The coming industry creates new opportunities for real property owners...more

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Farm Bill Creates Legal Framework for Hemp

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) has become law after the signing of the bill by the President this week. This bill will have a big impact on hemp production as well as the status of hemp-derived...more

Wilson Elser

FDA Updates Its Position on CBD upon Signing of Farm Bill

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Hours after President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, the FDA released a lengthy statement from its commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., updating its position on CBD products intended for human...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Farm Bill Signed Into Law, Legalizing Hemp. What Can We Expect? FDA’s Response Sheds Some Light.

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). Among other things, the 2018 Farm Bill removes hemp from the definition of "marihuana" (marijuana) in the...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Nipped in the Bud: Massachusetts Regulators Send Strong Message to Cannabis Industry About Using Unapproved Pesticides On Cannabis...

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Following a larger national trend in enforcing pesticide regulations on the nascent cannabis industry, Massachusetts regulators shut down two Massachusetts dispensaries for selling cannabis grown at a facility that used...more

Ifrah PLLC

Passage Of The 2018 Farm Bill: America’s Amber Waves Of Grain Turn Green. What Does It Mean For CBD Oil Products And Advertising?

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Much excitement surrounds the 2018 Farm Bill – the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 – which President Trump recently signed into law. The hubbub is all about hemp. ...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

2018 Farm Bill Legalizes Industrial Hemp

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Passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the “Farm Bill") into law on Thursday, December 20, 2018 is anticipated to encourage rapid growth in the burgeoning U.S. hemp industry. The $867 billion...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

The Ghost of CBD Past, Present, and Future: CBD Present and the Farm Bill

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In this second post in Legally Grown’s CBD holiday series, the Ghost of CBD Present looms large. We address what is happening now in the legal regulation of CBD-related goods and services, which is all-things-Farm-Bill. While...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

The End of Hemp Prohibition

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On Thursday, December 20, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 ("Farm Bill"). "Farm bills" are adopted by Congress from time to time to reauthorize and modify USDA programs that...more

Goodwin

Congress Decriminalizes Industrial Hemp, but CBD Is Not Yet Out Of The Weeds

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In the late afternoon of December 12, 2018, both houses of Congress passed the $867 billion-dollar Farm Bill (“2018 Farm Bill”), which, among other things, removes industrial hemp and its byproducts from the definition of...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

The Ghost of CBD Past

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CBD oil. CBD-infused food. CBD balms and beauty products. CBD pet products. CBD seems to be everywhere and on everyone’s news feeds these days. Indeed, these are exciting times for the hemp industry, as President Trump is set...more

Morgan Lewis

Legalization of Hemp Production – An End-of-Year Present?

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On December 20, President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which in part removes hemp and hemp-derived products, including cannabinoids, with less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Farm Bill Removes THC Found In Hemp From The Controlled Substances Act - Could Medical Marijuana Be Next?

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On December 12, 2018, with strong bipartisan support, Congress quietly passed the Agricultural Improvements Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), affectionately known as the Farm Bill. The President’s signature is expected....more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

After Months of Waiting, Six New Jersey ATC Facilities Are Announced

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Applicants for the six additional vertically-integrated ATC facilities have been waiting months to find out if their applications would be successful. After combing through 146 applications and over 43,000 pages of...more

Wilson Elser

New York Tightens Its Grip on CBD Even as the Feds Ease Industrial Hemp Restrictions

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The 2018 Farm Bill - By removing industrial hemp from regulation under the Controlled Substances Act, the 2018 Farm Bill has garnered lots of excitement within the industry. The bill – expected to be signed by President...more

Akerman LLP

Hemp Bill Heads To President Trump For Approval - Finally

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Following the U.S. Senate’s lead, the U.S. House of Representatives approved The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on December 12, 2018, with 369 yeas and 47 nays. The Act, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill, was...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Legalization of Hemp Opens Door to Federal Trademark Registration for Hemp and CBD Products

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The proposed amendment to remove hemp from the federal government's list of Schedule 1 drugs is likely to trigger a wave of federal trademark registrations. ...more

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