Tuesday, November 19, 2019
cannabis-patent-litigation-remedies-for-patent-infringement
Continuing our discussion from last week, we received a few follow-up questions on whether patent litigation is really worth the trouble and what can be potentially recovered. In short, the amount of damages you can recover for patent infringement is outlined by statute. Here is a cursory discussion of the different types of damages that…
how-will-the-usda-hemp-rules-affect-california
In mid-October, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved a bill (SB-153) that dramatically changed California’s hemp cultivation laws. The bill was clearly intended to bring California closer into harmony with the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills, in anticipation for the state’s ultimate submission of a statewide hemp production plan to the U.S. Department of Food and…
criminal-history-and-hemp-licensing-under-the-usda-interim-hemp-rules
On October 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its interim final rules for the production of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill. Our firm has provided a broad overview of the rules and written about the potential impact of the testing rules on the hemp industry. Today we address disqualifying criminal history for…
double-check-your-ship-to-address
Hi there, this entry is a simple reminder to all of you to please double check your ship to address when placing an order with us (or any other website). The reason we are telling you this is due to the fees we are seeing from the shipping carriers, especially UPS and Fed Ex. In…
free-webinar-on-usda-interim-hemp-rules-tomorrow
Tomorrow is our free webinar discussing the USDA’s interim hemp rules released on October 29th and published in the Federal Register on Halloween. The new rules may seem intimidating (spooky even given the publishing date), but a thorough understanding is crucial for anyone with a vested interest in the hemp and CBD industries for the…
hemp-college-join-us-november-13-in-las-vegas
On November 13, our own Jesse Mondry will present a primer on hemp law at the Farm Journal’s “Hemp College” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jesse also will participate in a Market & Regulations Panel along with Michael Bowman, Co-Founder of First Crop, Dion Oakes, a farmer from Monte Vista, Colorado, and Adrienne Snow from Western…
top-6-growing-pains-in-californias-cannabis-marketplace
Every state that’s legalized cannabis for adults 21-and-up has faced that moment or even series of moments that threatened to really derail or seriously stymie market development. California is at that crossroads and has been almost from the outset of the first issuances of cannabis licenses back in January 2018. California will, of course, eventually…
utah-cannabis-investment-fraud-know-your-securities-laws
It is trite of me to say so, but the current “gold rush” in the U.S. has prospectors dreaming of double-fisting cannabis buds and greenbacks, and that makes for fertile fraud soil. In this green rush, investors are voraciously putting money into cannabis ventures that are, in some instances, producing vast amounts of cash and…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-massachusetts
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…
a-new-california-law-will-affect-marijuana-and-hemp-businesses-across-the-nation
We’ve been writing a lot lately about recent major changes in federal hemp laws that will likely affect every hemp company in the United States (see here, here, and here). While we’re on the topic of dramatic legal changes, it’s probably a good idea to talk about a California privacy law that’s about to take…