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International Cannabis: Selling Worldwide

Our firm’s main practice areas include cannabis, China, trade and immigration. As such, it may not surprise you to learn that we get a lot of questions about the developing international cannabis trade. This is in large part due to the fact that Canada is on the verge of legalizing marijuana nationwide. Importing or exporting

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Oregon Industrial Hemp Litigation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

In recent posts, we’ve discussed cases where a neighbor to a cannabis grow sued the grower for nuisance, claiming that growing cannabis interfered with the neighbor’s use of their land. See here, here, here, here, and here. These lawsuits relied on the non-cannabis landowner’s claims that the federally illegal cannabis business caused harm because of odor, disruptive

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Transporte de CBD: Planifique cuidadosamente su ruta

La situación legal del cannabidiol (CBD) es complicada desde hace tiempo. La Ley Agrícola de 2014 (Farm Bill de 2014) permitía el cultivo de "cáñamo industrial", definido como la planta de cannabis que contiene menos de un 0,03% de tetrahidrocannabinol (THC) en peso seco, siempre que ese cáñamo se cultivara de acuerdo con las directrices de un estado. El sitio

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The Law on CBD-Infused Alcoholic Beverages

This past year, the country has witnessed widespread interest in the use of cannabis in its nutraceutical (when added to food or drinks) form. Cannabidiol (“CBD”), the non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, has gained great popularity among alcohol beverage companies. The growing popularity of CBD-infused products combined with their mainstream nature has

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California Cannabis: Industrial Hemp Regulation Moves Ahead

Last week, California’s industrial hemp bill, SB 1409, received a unanimous passing vote from committee. We last wrote about SB 1409 in March, and the legislation has undergone some changes, warranting a new summary of what has been proposed. Currently, California law regulates the cultivation of industrial hemp, and specifies certain procedures and requirements on

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Oregon Industrial Hemp: Back to the Basics

In the past year, we have seen a remarkable uptick in individuals and businesses pursuing Oregon industrial hemp production, processing and sale. This accelerated interest has coincided with the CBD craze, and fortunately, Oregon has been working steadily to build out its hemp program over the past year or two. Today’s blog post answers some

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Hemp-Derived CBD Not Allowed in Food (or Pretty Much Anything Else) in California

Last week, the California Department of Public Health’s Food and Drug Branch (CDPH-FDB) issued a revised FAQ on cannabidiol (CBD) in food products that will likely block the sale of hemp-derived CBD products in California — which if you’ve been in the state lately, are pretty much already everywhere. CDPH-FDB has determined that CBD sourced

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Labeling CBD Products: The Unique Case of Indiana

Indiana has uniquely positioned itself with some of the most robust regulations of hemp-derived CBD products. On March 21, 2018, Senate Bill 52 became law, allowing the distribution and retail sale of “low-THC hemp extract,” defined as a product “(1) derived from Cannabis sativa L. that meets the definition of industrial hemp; (2) that contains not

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Top Five Things Your CBD Business Needs to Consider

It is no secret that cannabidiol (CBD) is having a moment right now. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, CBD is not psychoactive. It has been growing in popularity for years for medical and other applications, but has really taken off lately. Though CBD has become increasingly

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Industrial Hemp: Don’t Forget About State Law!

As CBD and hemp continue to grow in popularity we are receiving an increasing number of calls and emails from companies that want to distribute hemp across the country. We have written about the legality of hemp and CBD under federal law: DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts of the Cannabis Plant Cannabis Taxation: