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
Continue Reading <a href="/blogs/70598"><h3>PA Courts Issue Several Decisions in 2020 Clarifying Employee Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients Who Legally Use Outside of Work</h3></a>

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,
Continue Reading <a href="/blogs/70582"><h3>On Heels of Senate’s Adoption of Cannabis Research Bill, DEA Issues Rule to License More Research Cannabis Growers</h3></a>

On December 17, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) announced that it has taken action against six cannabidiol (CBD) brands for allegedly making a wide range of unsubstantiated claims about the ability of the firms’ products to
Continue Reading FTC Details &quot;Operation CBDeceit&quot; Enforcement, Consent Orders and Settlements With 6 CBD Brands

It has been a busy summer for the cannabis and cannabis-derived products spaces. This month alone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency): (1) sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review
Continue Reading FDA Unveils Cannabis Research Draft Guidance, Sends CBD Enforcement Policy to OMB, and Makes Public CBD Sampling Report to Congress

While Pennsylvania begins to rebound from the impacts of COVID-19, the restaurant industry across the state will begin to open its doors again for onsite dining. As the state progresses, there are limitations in place for restaurants in each of
Continue Reading Starting June 5, 2020, Restaurants Across Pennsylvania Will be Permitted to Open – With Limitations

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.
Continue Reading Court Grants FDA’s Request for Extension of Premarket Review Submission Deadline for Deemed Tobacco Products in Light of COVID-19; Agency Issues New Round of Warning Letters to CBD Retailers