The federal government has begun filing enforcement actions against CBD companies for making health related claims. The first such suit, which seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, suit was filed against Marc Ching, who is a California CBD marketer doing business as Whole Leaf Organics. Mr. Ching previously received a warning letter from
Lawmakers in Missouri are still questioning potential conflicts of interest within the medical marijuana industry. Over 800 medical marijuana applicants were denied over the past month, and the Missouri House’s government started hosting hearings to inspect the medical marijuana program. The primary cause for the hearings is the issue among lawmakers, and conflicts of interest
The FDA has announced a major CBD crackdown. In the announcement, the FDA issued its starkest warning yet that it is illegal to sell CBD as a dietary supplement or to add it to human or animal food or beverages, and that companies that break these rules will be subject to major legal consequences. The
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Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released a draft version of an interim final rule which, once formally published in the Federal Register, will establish the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The USDA was directed to develop this Program under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (which is commonly referred to “2018 Farm Bill”),
The FTC and FDA announced yesterday that they sent yet another joint warning letter to a CBD manufacturer and retailer, warning them that their marketing of CBD products violates federal law. The letter gave the seller 15 days to correct the violations or face “legal action without further notice, including, without limitation, seizure and/or injunction.”
The Kansas Legislature is again looking at medical marijuana legalization. On October 23, the Kansas Special Committee on Federal and State Affairs will host an all-day public meeting on medical cannabis. The meeting will take place from at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Kansas Statehouse, room 346 South. Although this meeting represents an
Yesterday, October 9, the Missouri Department of Agriculture released proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program. These rules, required by Missouri Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition Missouri’s hemp program from a research program authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill to a full industrial program authorized under the 2018 Farm Bill.