The Regulatory Roundup

Food & beverage, cannabis, tobacco, life sciences, and agriculture regulatory updates

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Throughout 2020, Pennsylvania courts issued a series of decisions clarifying employee rights for medical cannabis patients—one related to unemployment compensation and others related to private rights of action under its medical cannabis statute, the Medical Marijuana Act (“MMA”). Under the MMA,……
On December 18, 2020, just three days after the U.S. Senate adopted the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act (CMREA or the Act), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA or the Administration) published in the Federal Register a final rule, “Controls To Enhance the Cultivation of……
The IRS has updated its website providing general guidance for taxpayers in the cannabis industry.The guidance does not announce any changes in law or enforcement but rather serves as a reminder of important limitations and obligations of cannabis companies:…
On August 21, 2020, nearly two years after the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA or the Agency) published an interim final rule that, according to the Agency, “merely conforms DEA’s regulations to the statutory amendments……
On April 23, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA or the Agency) request for an extension of the submission deadline for certain deemed tobacco product premarket review applications. FDA requested the extension on March 30,……