Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Tribal Plans

Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Tribal Plans

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...
Top Four Concerns for Tri-Party Cannabis Supply Chain Agreements

Top Four Concerns for Tri-Party Cannabis Supply Chain Agreements

Cannabis supply chain agreements (e.g., manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, license agreements, supply agreements) can be difficult enough to draft and negotiate when there are just two parties. The immense amount of over-regulation in the cannabis...
Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92

Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92

Dr. Lester Grinspoon, one of the most vocal champions of marijuana legalization in the United States who promoted his advocacy in both best-selling books and Congressional testimony, died on Thursday. He was 92.  A native of Massachusetts, Grinspoon studied at...
UK Reschedules CBD Drug Epidyolex

UK Reschedules CBD Drug Epidyolex

Regulators in the United Kingdom have rescheduled the cannabidiol drug Epidyolex as a Schedule 5 drug, moving the medicine approved to treat severe forms of epilepsy from the much more restrictive Schedule 2 classification. GW Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the...
Cannabis, Competition, and a Constitutional Crisis

Cannabis, Competition, and a Constitutional Crisis

On June 23, 2020, John Elias, a career Department of Justice (DOJ) official, submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary (the Committee) in response to a Congressional investigation into the politicization of the DOJ office under Attorney...