Adult-use cannabis is now legal and available in Maryland, but as so often happens, a group of businesses have filed a lawsuit because they do not like the way legalization has been implemented. Led by the Maryland Hemp Coalition, a group of farmers, retailers and consumers of hemp-derived products containing high concentrations of THC have sued the Governor of Maryland, the Maryland Cannabis Administration, the Maryland Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis Commission and numerous individuals in their official capacities as employees of those entities.… More
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) identified this week that it considers certain types of novel cannabinoids to be federally illegal schedule I substances, even if they were derived from hemp.
As many are aware, the legality of hemp-derived products often spurs more questions than answers. Moreover, intoxicating cannabinoids are not alone in that regard, as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) just recently concluded that existing regulatory frameworks for foods and supplements are not appropriate for cannabidiol (CBD),… More
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Issues Draft Guidance on Hemp; Public Comments Accepted Through December 15
On November 23, 2021, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) released Draft Guidance on Hemp (Draft Guidance).
Pursuant to a 2020 amendment, adult-use cannabis establishments licensed by the CCC are permitted to cultivate, manufacture, and sell hemp products. This amendment did not give the CCC the authority to regulate hemp or hemp products—that authority remains with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health,… More
On Friday, May 31, 2019 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “Agency”) held the widely anticipated hearing on scientific data and information about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (“CBD”). This is the first public hearing since legalization of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Agency heard from approximately 140 speakers from diverse industries including, academia, agriculture, consumers, health professionals, and manufacturing companies who offered various perspectives on the safety of cannabis-derived compounds and CBD.… More