Nathalie Bougenies

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Located in Harris Bricken's Portland office, Nathalie practices corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, and litigation, enabling her to assist companies with a wide range of legal and business challenges.

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According to a recent report from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crime Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a growing number of financial institutions are willing to work with cannabis businesses. As of September 30, 375 banks and 111 credit unions were managing marijuana business accounts. These numbers reveal a steady growth in the number of financial providers willing to engage with the cannabis industry, despite its federal illegality. The report confirms what our cannabis business lawyers have…
We previously discussed the need for manufacturers of CBD-infused foods and beverages (“Manufacturers”) to comply with the Food and Drug Administration labeling rules. However, such requirements are only one of many issues Manufacturers should worry about. Indeed, Manufacturers should also ensure: 1) that their name as well as their logo/design are not infringing on those of another; and 2) that they hold the right to the Trademarks they intend to display on their labels. This…
On Monday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) released results of enforcement inspections of recreational marijuana producers, which indicate that the majority of inspected licensees are in compliance with Oregon laws and the OLCC rules. “Operation Good Harvest” was a saturation compliance effort that focused on Oregon’s fall 2018 legal outdoor cannabis harvest. OLCC inspectors were in the field for the past two months and conducted 354 inspections across the state, with an emphasis on…
Just two weeks after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan expressed public support for the legalization of industrial hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now guaranteeing that the 2018 Farm Bill will include the industrial hemp legalization provision once the House and the Senate solve their difference regarding this issue. If there’s a Farm Bill, it’ll be in there, I guarantee that,” McConnell told reporters last Friday. (To watch McConnell’s hemp legalization guarantee, go…
Since the beginning of the year, our firm has received a growing number of inquiries related to the labeling of cannabinoids (“CBD”)-infused foods. This legal issue is particularly confusing given the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has yet to provide clear guidance for this category of products. This post aims to shed some light on the matter by addressing some of the requirements with which manufacturers and distributors of CBD-infused foods,…
Since the beginning of the year, our firm has received a growing number of inquiries related to the labeling of cannabinoids (“CBD”)-infused foods. This legal issue is particularly confusing given the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has yet to provide clear guidance for this category of products. This post aims to shed some light on the matter by addressing some of the requirements with which manufacturers and distributors of CBD-infused foods,…
Earlier this week, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced his support to end federal cannabidiol (“CBD”) prohibition and expressed strong support for the uses of industrial hemp. To view the video of Ryan’s comments, go here at the 21:15 mark. For any newbies out there, CBD is one of the many chemical compounds in a class called “cannabinoids” that naturally occur in cannabis plants. “[CBD] has proven to work,” Ryan said, specifying that it…
Earlier this week, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced his support to end federal cannabidiol (“CBD”) prohibition and expressed strong support for the uses of industrial hemp. To view the video of Ryan’s comments, go here at the 21:15 mark. For any newbies out there, CBD is one of the many chemical compounds in a class called “cannabinoids” that naturally occur in cannabis plants. “[CBD] has proven to work,” Ryan said, specifying that it…
Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer, one of Congress’ most vocal marijuana proponents, is the author of an eight-page document, which consists of a step-by-step plan to enact the end of  federal cannabis prohibition. Blumenauer’s plan, which he submitted to the Democratic Leader last Wednesday, is to legalize marijuana if the Democrats were to take back control over the House. In his memo, Blumenauer argues that “democrats should lead the way” in ending cannabis prohibition and…
Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer, one of Congress’ most vocal marijuana proponents, is the author of an eight-page document, which consists of a step-by-step plan to enact the end of  federal cannabis prohibition. Blumenauer’s plan, which he submitted to the Democratic Leader last Wednesday, is to legalize marijuana if the Democrats were to take back control over the House. In his memo, Blumenauer argues that “democrats should lead the way” in ending cannabis prohibition and…