In a non-public letter sent earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that marijuana be re-classifiedContinue Reading HHS to DEA: Marijuana Should Be Schedule III – What This Means for The Cannabis Industry
We’ve written previously about FDA’s denial of three petitions requesting that the agency issue a regulation that would allow cannabidiol (CBD) products to be marketed as dietary supplements. FDA…Continue Reading Two hemp-derived CBD bills are re-introduced despite FDA’s call for a different legislative fix
Section 201(ff) of the FD&C Act defines dietary supplements to exclude products that contain active drug ingredients (ie, ingredients that have been approved under section 505 of the…Continue Reading FDA seems willing to make room for a drug ingredient in a supplement, but what does that mean for CBD? NAC and the Drug Exclusion Clause of 201(ff)
The House has passed a revised version of the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, HR 8454, sending it back to the Senate for action. With previous bipartisan…Continue Reading A Green Light for Canna-Research? Medical Marijuana and CBD Research Bill on the Cusp
At the federal level, multiple agencies have oversight over the marketing, sale, distribution, and transportation of hemp-derived CBD products. The chart below offers a high-level summary of these federal…
Continue Reading Federal Agencies’ Current Positions on Hemp-Derived CBD Products
The hemp industry is growing on a global scale with many private equity groups, investors, venture capitalists, industry leaders, and established corporations seeking to take advantage of consumer and commercial opportunities in this industry. However, many hemp producers, investors, and corporations alike worry about complying with the hemp regulations since there is an inconsistent patchwork at the state and local level and complex, evolving federal regulations.
Continue Reading Consequences of Producing Non-Compliant Hemp