Legal Issues

Commercial Cannabis Case Law Update: Federal Courts Continue to Find a Balance

Federal courts are finding ways to enforce cannabis contracts nationwide. We’ve written previously about how courts, especially U.S. District Courts charged with applying and interpreting federal law, are wrestling with inconsistencies between state and federal law when it comes to state-legal cannabis. A little over a year ago, the emerging solution when it comes to …

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The Perplexing State of Industrial Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Sales in California

Hemp and Hemp-CBD in California is wild right now. As readers of this blog know, California is on its way to developing robust laws governing the sale (and all other aspects) of cannabis and cannabis products. So, it’s somewhat surprising that California’s laws concerning the sale of industrial hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (“hemp-CBD”), to the …

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The FDA and DEA Disagree Over CBD Scheduling

FDA and DEA are in a bit of a tiff over CBD. Last week, following the highly-anticipated U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval of Epidiolex, G.W. Pharma’s oral cannabidiol (“CBD”) solution for the treatment of seizure associated with Lennox-Gastraut and Dravet syndrome, the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued a Final Order rescheduling FDA-approved drugs …

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