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FDA Sends CBD Enforcement Policy to White House
FDA Sends CBD Enforcement Policy to White House

FDA Sends CBD Enforcement Policy to White House

On July 22, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review its draft “Cannabidiol Enforcement Policy,” signaling to the industry that long-awaited federal guidance on cannabidiol (CBD) products is nearing.…

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Two Massachusetts Cannabis Companies Will Pay Up For Pesticide Violations
Two Massachusetts Cannabis Companies Will Pay Up For Pesticide Violations

Two Massachusetts Cannabis Companies Will Pay Up For Pesticide Violations

Last week, two companies licensed to grow cannabis in Massachusetts settled with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission after state inspectors issued each company violations for its use of illegal pesticides in cultivation operations. The Commission approved settlements with 4Front Ventures Corp. (Georgetown,…

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Cannabis Companies Lose Bid to Challenge Tax Law After Petitions Arrive One Day Late
Cannabis Companies Lose Bid to Challenge Tax Law After Petitions Arrive One Day Late

Cannabis Companies Lose Bid to Challenge Tax Law After Petitions Arrive One Day Late

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Ohio Commission Orders CBD Businesses to Close Shop
Ohio Commission Orders CBD Businesses to Close Shop

Ohio Commission Orders CBD Businesses to Close Shop

Ohio’s newly formed Dispute Resolution Commission has deemed retailers of cannabidiol (“CBD”) to be non-essential and has ordered their closure. The Dispute Resolution Commission was created in order to identify and clarify which businesses were deemed “essential,” and to facilitate closures of…

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Ohio Alters Dispensary Regulations to Improve Patient Access During COVID-19
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Ohio Alters Dispensary Regulations to Improve Patient Access During COVID-19

As noted in our March 27th

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Marijuana Businesses Hung Out to Dry in Economic Relief Package
Marijuana Businesses Hung Out to Dry in Economic Relief Package

Marijuana Businesses Hung Out to Dry in Economic Relief Package

Last week President Trump signed into law a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to help alleviate economic strain caused by the coronavirus. The aid package, which is the largest of its kind, seeks to help kickstart the economy by providing workers, small…

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COVID-19 and Cannabis: Are Dispensaries “Essential?”
COVID-19 and Cannabis: Are Dispensaries “Essential?”

COVID-19 and Cannabis: Are Dispensaries “Essential?”

As the United States continues to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of infection, the closure of non-essential businesses by numerous state governments has left residents wondering whether their local dispensary will be deemed an “essential…

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The ABC’s of CBD
The ABC’s of CBD

The ABC’s of CBD

Whether in gummies, face cream, candles, or dog food, CBD seems to be everywhere these days. Even so, there remains considerable confusion as to the legality of CBD and CBD products. A patchwork of evolving federal and state regulations has complicated matters…

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Reap What You Sow: Harvest to Open Five Facilities in Ohio
Reap What You Sow: Harvest to Open Five Facilities in Ohio

Reap What You Sow: Harvest to Open Five Facilities in Ohio

Cannabis companies Harvest Grows and Harvest of Ohio have inked a settlement to open a cultivation site, a processing facility, and three dispensaries in Ohio. Harvest Grows is majority owned by Ariane Kirkpatrick and minority owned by Harvest Health & Recreation CEO…

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Ohio Marijuana Company Loses Bid to Challenge Competitors & Award Process
Ohio Marijuana Company Loses Bid to Challenge Competitors & Award Process

Ohio Marijuana Company Loses Bid to Challenge Competitors & Award Process

An Ohio appellate court declined to entertain cannabis company Aphira’s challenge to the way the state awards marijuana licenses, noting any issues Aphira had with the process should have been resolved through administrative procedures. Canadian marijuana company Aphira’s Ohio licensing entity Schottenstein…

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