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Cannabis consumption is a complex issue and is first and foremost a health matter. While it is forbidden in France for recreational or medical use, on October 25, 2019 the French Parliament (National Assembly) gave its consent to conduct an experimentation on medical use of cannabis starting in early 2020. The French National Agency for Safety of the Medicinal products (ANSM) had already approved the initiative in July 2019, in addition to 17 others EU…
West Virginia is currently accepting applications for its growing medical cannabis program.  West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources has made available applications for dispensaries, growers, and processors on its website and will be accepting applications through February 18, 2020. West Virginia’s medical cannabis legislation came into effect on April 19, 2017, and has been developed by Department regulations since that time that cover most significant aspects of medical cannabis operation.  West Virginia intends…
Editors’ Note: This is the third in our start-of-year series examining important trends in white collar law and investigations in the coming year. Our previous entry discussed healthcare fraud in 2020. Up next: a look at trends regarding the False Claims Act. Look for additional posts throughout the month of January. Introduction 2019 was a blockbuster year for FCPA enforcement. The year was marked by the largest corporate FCPA settlement amount paid to U.S. authorities in…
Editors’ Note: This is the second in our start-of-year series examining important trends in white collar law and investigations in the coming year. Our previous entry discussed SEC enforcement in 2020. Up next: a look at trends in anti-corruption and under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Look for additional posts throughout the month of January. 2019 saw ongoing action in the healthcare space. While the government continued to prosecute claims under enforcement staples such as the Anti-Kickback…