The delta COVID variant has swept the nation this year—but so has another delta. We’re talking, of course, about delta-8 THC, a milder form of THC that’s closely related to the standard delta-9 or “regular” THC. Because delta-8 is generally derived from hemp, it’s unregulated—and...

During Oregon’s 2021 legislative session, a new bill was passed that completely shifts how the state regulates the hemp industry. While the intent of House Bill 3000 (“HB 3000”) was to remove and deter “bad actors” that have invaded Oregon’s hemp industry in the last...

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. Forty-seven states have legalized cannabis in at least some form—as CBD oil or for medical or recreational use—and it may only be a matter of time before marijuana is legal nationwide. With...

On August 26, 2019, the DEA announced they will be facilitating and expanding scientific research for cannabis within the US by (1) taking hemp off the controlled substance list and no longer requiring DEA registration to grow and research hemp and (2) by working with additional...

By Ryan Masters On Friday July 19, Mondelez Canada Inc., the company that makes Sour Patch Kids, sued the makers of “Stoney Patch” cannabis-infused gummies, in California federal court. Mondelez is claiming the makers of Stoney Patch are committing trademark infringement, trademark dilution, trade dress infringement,...

The rules regarding mailing CBD and hemp-based products have changed. Last week, the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released new mailing standards for “products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp” in light of Congressional and Departmental clarification that interstate commerce of hemp is expressly permitted....

By: Fabiola Jimenez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Advertising in the cannabis industry is inherently difficult. Traditional practices, such as newspaper ad placement, press releases, and radio/tv ads, not only fail to serve cannabis businesses, but also advertising and marketing activities, which now heavily (if not...

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