Cannabis Law Update

Updates on Laws, Regulations and Trends Impacting the Cannabis Industry

Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: Hemp USDA will survey hemp producers The USDA is expected to conduct its first hemp acreage and production survey. Sent to those identified as hemp producers, the survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production and value of hemp in the country. Survey data will aid the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service in administering and monitoring states…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: Hemp Texas judge rules state’s smokable hemp ban unconstitutional Judge Lora J. Livingston of the Texas 261st Civil District Court struck down the state’s ban on smokable forms of hemp, saying it violated the state’s constitution. The decision marks a victory for a group of Lone Star hemp companies who argued the ban on manufacturing nonpsychoactive hemp flower was both unconstitutional and…
FDA maintained its position that CBD in any ingestible form is subject to the drug preclusion language in the federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act via refusal letters posted regarding New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDIN) filed by Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals respectively.   In addition to the drug preclusion position, FDA also expressed concern that the NDIN submissions did not adequately establish that the extracts can be safely consumed by the intended users, or respond…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD Radicle Science study will evaluate effectiveness of various CBD products Radicle Science, a healthtech B-corp that validates natural products, launched the Radicle ACES (Advancing CBD Education and Science) study. The study will utilize Radicle Science’s data analytics platform and a virtual, direct-to-consumer model to deliver objective health outcome data across diverse populations and conditions. This randomized controlled trial will collect…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD CBA calls for clear federal regulations relation to OTC sales of CBD products In a letter to the acting commissioner of the FDA, the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) urges the federal agency to provide clear regulations relating to over-the-counter sales of CBD products. The CBA, which includes corporations like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Kellogg, says CBD is entering the U.S. markets through…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD Iowa Court of Appeals upholds state’s view of CBD as controlled substance The Iowa Appeals Court sided with the Marion Civil Service Commission, saying Sarah Hyatt was appropriately terminated from her job as a dispatcher at the Marion Police Department for possessing and consuming CBD tincture oil at work, sleeping while on break and being untruthful during a subsequent investigation into…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD Report: CBD beverages market to pass $14B before end of 2026 According to a Facts & Factors report, the CBD infused beverages market, valued at around $3.4 billion in 2020, is expected to make over $14.6 billion by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of approximately 27.5% between 2021 and 2026. The report noted “the market for CBD-infused drinks…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD Congressional report offers overview of CBD/hemp market, policy challenges The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report which says there are “three leading markets for hemp, each based on the part of the plant used: fiber, seed/grain, and flower.” However, CRS notes some observers suggest “a separate, marketable category exists for the plant’s extracted compounds” such as CBD oil. CRS described…
Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD Judge tosses $9M CBD oil suit saying Ky. is wrong venue U.S. District Judge Robert E. Wier tossed a hemp farm’s $9-million contract dispute suit against an Ore. CBD processor, finding the farm didn’t show Ky. was the appropriate venue for its claims. Third Wave asked for declaratory judgment in Mar. 2020, asking the court to void its contract with Pure…