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Senate Introduces Bipartisan Bill to End FDA Block of CBD-Infused Foods and Dietary Supplements
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Senate Introduces Bipartisan Bill to End FDA Block of CBD-Infused Foods and Dietary Supplements

As many are aware, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp (cannabis with 0.3% THC or less) and hemp-derived products at the federal level by removing such products from the Controlled Substances Act (although individual states remain largely free to implement their own…

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FCC’s TCPA Call Exemption Limitation Final Rule Set to Take Effect in March
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FCC’s TCPA Call Exemption Limitation Final Rule Set to Take Effect in March

Today, the Federal Communications Commission published its Final Rule (“Rule”) based on its December 22, 2020 Report and Order (“Order”) in the

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New Final Rule from USDA Relaxes Requirements for Hemp Farmers…for Now
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New Final Rule from USDA Relaxes Requirements for Hemp Farmers…for Now

Industry insiders are likely aware that the 2018 Farm Bill amended federal statute to effectively authorize the hemp industry at the federal level by removing cannabis testing below 0.3% THC from the definition of “marihuana,” and redefining it as hemp.  However, they…

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HEMP Act Introduced in Senate Seeks to Ease Burdens on Hemp Farmers
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HEMP Act Introduced in Senate Seeks to Ease Burdens on Hemp Farmers

In the midst of national political drama in the past several weeks, you may not have noticed proposed federal legislation introduced last month by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The legislation is intended to help industrial hemp farmers in their efforts to comply…

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Clashing Circuit Court Opinions Bring Viability of Nationwide Class Actions into Question
Clashing Circuit Court Opinions Bring Viability of Nationwide Class Actions into Question

Clashing Circuit Court Opinions Bring Viability of Nationwide Class Actions into Question

Perhaps the most consequential debate being waged over the future of class action litigation is whether nationwide class-action lawsuits will continue to be permitted against defendants who are neither based nor incorporated in the state in which a suit is brought. The…

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CARES Act Provides Emergency $349B in Forgivable Loans to Small Businesses
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CARES Act Provides Emergency $349B in Forgivable Loans to Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law Friday by President Trump. The Act drastically expands loans available through the Small Business Act (SBA) in order to allow small businesses to pay regular expenses, with extensive…

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