Hemp-CBD: Deadline Approaching to Submit Comments on USDA Interim Hemp Rule

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the USDA’s decision to reopen commenting on the interim hemp rule for 30 days. (Here is a good article by Hemp Grower magazine on the reopening). The deadline for submitting comments is October 8. So get your comments in!  The USDA is particularly interested in comments on […]

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Religious Use of Psychedelic Drugs Under Federal Law: A History

For thousands of years, groups of people across the globe have consumed psychedelic (also referred to as entheogenic) plants as part of religious practices. In the twentieth century, many of these religious practices were outlawed by international treaties such as the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 and the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of […]

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Manitoba Cannabis Sales Reaching New Highs

While many sectors in the province have experienced heavy financial strain due to COVID-19, Manitoba’s cannabis industry appears to be flying as high as ever. Indeed, cannabis sales in the province are projected to reach close to $100 million in 2020, …

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Costa Rica Moves Toward Medical Cannabis Legalization

In recent posts, we’ve explored legislative developments regarding cannabis in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. Today, we turn our attention to Central America, and specifically Costa Rica, where a bill that seeks to legalize medical cannabis is winding its way through the legislative process. The bill was originally introduced by Zoila Rosa Volio in March of […]

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Shoppers Drug Mart To Begin Selling Medicinal Cannabis

People searching for medicinal cannabis will likely be able to find what they need on a well-known Canadian drug store’s website. Shoppers Drug Mart will partner with Alberta-based Atlas Biotechnologies to provide smoke free, fast-acting products for p…

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California Bureau of Cannabis Control Seeks Civil Penalties for Unlicensed Commercial Cannabis Activity

On September 24, 2020, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) issued a press release announcing its filing of a complaint seeking civil penalties from Vertical Bliss, Inc., also known as Kushy Punch (“Vertical Bliss”), as well as other related individuals for unlicensed commercial cannabis activity. For a bit of background, in November of last year, […]

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The Hemp Industry Responds to the DEA Rule With a Lawsuit

On August 21, the Drug Enforcement Agency (the “DEA”) released an Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”), which, in part, suggests that in-process hemp extract shall be treated as a schedule I controlled substance during any point at which its THC concentration exceeds 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. “Any point” includes even fleetingly during […]

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Investment and Securities Litigation – Handshake Deals Are Not. Your. Friend.

We’ve been monitoring and reporting on the growing trend of investment and securities fraud litigation in the cannabis industry, and this week brings yet another case. In Murray v. Camp, et al., Murray is suing three Washington entities and their principals for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud, and violation of the Securities Act of […]

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Hemp CBD Q&A: The Webinar Video Replay

For anyone who was not able to join our Q&A webinar last week on Hemp CBD, we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full webinar for your viewing pleasure.

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Aurora’s Disastrous Quarter

Most marijuana enthusiasts prefer plain old weed, and it’s pushing cannabis companies to focus on cheap flower over vapes or edibles. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Cannabis consumers in US states where the drug is legal and in Canada still vastly pr…

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