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TTB Proposes to allow reference to distilled spirits on wine labels and in advertisements

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently proposed amendments to 27 CFR Part 4 that would allow winemakers to reference added distilled spirits on labels and in advertisements. Currently, wine labels and...more

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Alcohol Regulation as a Model for Cannabis Regulation: The Benefits and Drawbacks

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The rapid evolution of the cannabis industry in the United States poses many unique questions, the most interesting of which is what cannabis regulation will look like under federal legalization. Although (legal) cannabis is...more

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TTB Issues Four-Part Series on Health-Related Alcohol Marketing Claims

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As consumers continue to trend toward more health-conscious options, including in their choice of alcoholic beverages, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has responded with guidance on health-related marketing...more

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Proposed Federal Marijuana Reform: Financial Services Industry Primer

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On Friday, April 1, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act for the second time in two years, with 220 votes in favor and 204 votes in opposition. The MORE...more

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Treasury Releases Competition Report for Alcohol Market

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As we previously reported, Executive Order 14036 (E.O. 14036) required the Treasury secretary, who oversees the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), to issue a report to the White House Competition Council (the...more

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Treasury Department Recommends Antitrust Reform in Alcohol Markets

On February 9, the Treasury Department issued a report analyzing competition in the US alcohol industry (defined as beer, wine, and spirits), which outlined several proposed reforms aimed at improving competition in the...more

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TTB Publishes Phase 2 of Labeling and Advertising Modernization Rule

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On February 9, 2022, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published a final rule that implements Phase 2 of its rulemaking modernizing certain labeling and advertising regulations for malt beverages and...more

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[Webinar] Competition Crackdown: What Does Treasury’s Guidance for Alcohol Markets Mean for Your Business? - February 24th, 12:00...

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Last week, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) released a report that outlined a series of reforms aimed at boosting competition in the combined $250 billion US beer, wine and spirits markets in response to US President Joe...more

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Treasury Responds to Biden Administration Executive Order with Report, Recommendations to Increase Alcohol Industry Competition

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On February 9, 2022, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) released a report with recommendations for how the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) can help drive...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Federal Cannabis Reform – Is 2022 the Year?

Hope soared with the possibility of federal cannabis reform in 2021. And for good reason – the induction of a new, more liberal administration, rapid state-level legalization, broad support by Americans, and growing...more

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TTB Proposes Favorable Changes to Permit Application and Reporting Requirements for Certain Industry Members

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On December 3, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a proposed rulemaking aimed at modernizing and streamlining permit application and reporting requirements for distilled spirits plants (DSPs), wineries,...more

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[Event] The 7th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo - December 15th - 17th, San Francisco, CA

Join the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) for five hours of legal education presented at the National Cannabis Industry Association's Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. On December 15, INCBA will address state...more

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In the Weeds: The States Reform Act of 2021, the Latest Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Bill

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On 15 November 2021, Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) introduced a comprehensive cannabis reform bill: the “States Reform Act” (SRA). As discussed in further detail below, the SRA would deschedule cannabis from the Controlled...more

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Advertising Compliance in the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

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We recently posted that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warnings to a large number of companies in various industries about “unfair” or “deceptive” trade practices related to third-party endorsements. Some of the...more

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Alcoholic Beverage Labeling: An Aperitif Toward Compliance and Away from Litigation

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Crafting appealing alcoholic beverage labels that check the regulatory boxes and minimize litigation exposure is not as simple as deciding between shaken or stirred (hint: stirred, hands down). Our Food & Beverage Team...more

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TTB Talks Hard Seltzer at Craft Brewers Conference

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The alcoholic beverage industry is known for its ability to create new, innovative beverages that do not always fit neatly into the traditional categories of beer, wine, and spirits. Hard seltzer is one example of a new,...more

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[Webinar] Navigating Regulatory Landmines: Consumer Protection for Alcohol Beverage Companies - September 29th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm...

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Alcohol beverage companies must contend with an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, including unpacking the new environment under US President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition. How do you differentiate as a brand...more

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TTB Seeks Competition-Related Information About American Alcohol Market

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President Biden recently issued Executive Order 14036 (E.O. 14036) to create the White House Competition Council (Council), which “shall coordinate, promote, and advance Federal Government efforts to address...more

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[Webinar] Navigating Regulatory Landmines: Consumer Protection for Alcohol Beverage Companies - August 12th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm...

As alcohol products compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace, how do you differentiate as a brand while being mindful of regulatory landmines? Join us for the second webinar in our Alcohol Quarterly Update Series on...more

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Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act: What The Proposed Federal Cannabis Laws Would Mean For Hemp

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On July 14, 2021, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) released the discussion draft of historic federal cannabis legalization legislation, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act...more

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Anatomy Of A Beer Label: Part I

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A beer label tells consumers more than just what the bottle or can contains (e.g., brewed hops, grain, yeast, and water). Labels inform consumers of important facts like the alcohol content by volume (ABV) and the net...more

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MarkIt to Market® - July 2021: Budding Legislation – The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

On July 14, 2021, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, together with Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden and Senator Cory Booker, released a discussion draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (the...more

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MarkIt to Market® - July 2021

[co-author: Richa Patel, Summer Associate] The July 2021 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter discusses fluid trademarks and the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. Plus, check out the answer key...more

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Schumer Proposes Federal Decriminalization of Cannabis

On Wednesday, July 14, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Senator Cory Booker (NJ), and Senator Ron Wyden (OR) introduced a draft bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The draft discussion of the...more

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Proposes "The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act"

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This past week, U.S. Senator Schumer introduced a draft of The Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act (“CAOA”) – legislation that is being referred to as the most comprehensive bill designed to end the federal prohibition...more

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