FDA Publishes Federal Register Notice Announcing Public Meeting to Discuss Pot Product Regulation On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a public meeting to obtain scientific data and information on the safety, manufacturing, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis and cannabis derived compounds. The announcement was published today,…
On Friday March 22, 2019, I attended the State of the Cannabis Industry event along with other members of the Green Light team.  The featured speakers included, Danica Hibpshman, OLCC Director of Licensing, Madeleine Cane, OLCC Marijuana Program Coordinator, Anthony Geltosky, OLCC’s only Packaging and Labeling Specialist, Sunny Summers, ODA Hemp Policy Coordinator, Marry Anne…
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold public hearings on CBD in April, according to statements made by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, during a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. The purpose of the public hearing will be to start the rule making process and gather stakeholder input on how the FDA can regulate hemp-derived CBD.…
The Federal Lawyer recently published Senior Counsel, Brad A. Bartlett’s article reviewing American Indian tribes’ recent developments in marijuana and hemp markets. Bartlett, Director of McAllister Garfield’s Tribal Cannabis Law Group, summarizes efforts of tribes in Washington, California, and Nevada to enter state marijuana markets using tribal-state compacts. The synopsis of hemp agriculture highlights the…
Jason Dunn, a President Donald Trump appointee, said his views of cannabis are much like those of his predecessors — which would mean little impact on the state’s legal marijuana industry The post Colorado’s new U.S. attorney agrees with rescinding of Cole Memo, says “jury is still out” on enforcement around marijuana concentrates appeared first…
For any cannabis business regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”), it is important to familiarize yourself with the OARs (that is, the Oregon Administrative Rules) that apply to your license. In general, the OARs that apply to cannabis licenses can be found here. However, knowing the rules is only the first step. The…
Hallelujah, Hemp is Legal.   Christmas came early this year as yesterday the President of the United States signed the long awaited 2018 Farm Bill into law, officially ending the federal prohibition of hemp. Overall, the 2018 Farm Bill is a big win for hemp businesses nationwide and marks a pivotal moment for the entire…
Kudos to these members of the Washington State Legislature. From the letter: “The LCB has cultivated a culture of enforcement that centers around violations and license removals as if it was a full jurisdiction law enforcement agency closing down drug cartels.” And: “It should be unacceptable to anyone who cares about the safe establishment of…
January 31, 2019 OLCC Marijuana Report finds that Marijuana Supply in the Recreational Market is Twice the Level of Current Demand On January 31, 2019, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) released its 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report, intended to provide information to members of the Oregon State Senate and House of…
Friends, McAllister Garfield has an active Indian Law practice that works with Native American tribes to carry out hemp and cannabis projects around the country. See https://mcallistergarfield.com/tribal-law/ McAllister Garfield lawyer Jeff Cormell (see https://mcallistergarfield.com/team/jeffrey-cormell/ ) will be a guest on Native American Calling show tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, 2019, at 11am mountain time, discussing the…