CBD Beauty and Skincare Products in California’s Shifting Regulatory Landscape CBD and skin care: it’s complicated. As I read this week’s Forbes article titled, “Cannabis Could Be The Most Profitable Ingredient In Skincare, If The U.S. Government Allows It,” it felt like déjà vu. Legislators, law enforcement, lawyers, and cannabis business owners have been going in circles for years now trying to figure out how, exactly, CBD products fit within the current state and federal regulatory structure. View Full Post
California Cannabis Trademarks: The “Legal Use In Commerce” Debate In California, trademark use comes before registration. It was big news for California cannabis business owners when the California Secretary of State’s office announced that it would be accepting applications for cannabis-related trademarks under limited circumstances. Until January 1st, one of the biggest hurdles for California cannabis brand owners had been the inability to secure California state trademark registrations for their marks. View Full Post
Emergency MAUCRSA Regulations: Manufacturing in California We wrote last week about the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s (BCC) issuance of their much-anticipated emergency rules to fully implement the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) in California. These emergency regulations, including those issued by the Departments of Public Health and Food and Agriculture, can be found here, here, and here. View Full Post
Given the recent influx of cannabis-IP licensing deals on which we have worked, I thought it important to discuss some of the issues potential licensees often face when negotiating with brand owners. These licensing deals are complicated and fraught with unique cannabis-related issues. View Full Post