Thursday, December 5, 2019
kiva-lawsuit-highlights-the-cannabis-industrys-ongoing-trademark-troubles
Over the last couple of years, there has been quite a wide range of cannabis-related trademark disputes to write about on this blog, although most of those disputes have ultimately settled. Last year, Kiva Health Brands, LLC (“Kiva Health”) sued Kiva Brands Inc. (“Kiva Cannabis”) for trademark infringement, alleging that Kiva Cannabis’ “use of the…
how-to-save-on-holiday-season-travel
Is the Canadian winter starting to get to you before it can even officially start? Are you tired of waking up in the dark and leaving work in the dark? Do you feel like you’re succumbing to the stresses and demands of the busy holiday season?  When you average less than three hours of sunshine per day in the winter, it…
the-new-rules-of-hemp-video-available
On November 13th, attorneys Nathalie Bougenies and Daniel Shortt hosted an interactive webinar to address the new interim hemp rules released by the USDA last month. If you’re a regular follower of our blog, or a member of the industry, you may have been aware that these new regulations will require action on state, tribal…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-michigan
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…
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…