Are the New FDA Warning Letters Signaling Treatment of Hemp Extracts as Over the Counter Monographs? The FDA issued two new warning letters on March 22, 2021. Previous rounds of warning letters have focused on whether the companies have made statements that would make the product a drug. These have focused on such things as…

According to a recent 2021 Cannabis Jobs Report published by Leafly and Whitney Economics, jobs in the legalized cannabis industry doubled in 2020 over 2019 – there are now 321,000 full-time jobs in the industry. Total sales of cannabis products in 2020 was $18.3 billion, a 71% increase over 2019. Since 2017, the cannabis industry…

Join Gleam Law Partner Mia Getlin for her presentation to members of the National Association of Cannabis Accounting & Tax Professionals on Feb. 9, 2021. The presentation is entitled “Pitfalls of Bad Cannabis Legal Advice and What to Do Instead”. During this members-only webinar, she will be covering the following: -Understanding the industry and the…

TCPA and CEMA are Landmines for Marijuana Companies It seems like a no brainer. A company is offering you increased sales by virtue of a simple text based marketing campaign. You only have to use their platform, upload some customer phone numbers, and you’re off to the races. Hold on there! Have you considered the…

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The FDA’s regulation of the CBD market has taken its toll on a heavy hitter in the marketplace. Curaleaf, which is sold in CVS Health stores, was issued a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration over health claims made by the company. According to CBS News, Curaleaf is working to remedy issues raised in the FDA…

The state of Oregon is rich with history surrounding cannabis. After its longtime prohibition, Oregon was the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis, a huge stepping stone in the massive cannabis industry we see today. In 1998, Oregon passed Ballot Measure 67, one of the first ballot measures in the…

This article first appeared in The Stranger, written by Lester Black.  Ten Washington Lawmakers Claim Liquor and Cannabis Board Has a “Toxic Culture” The bipartisan group is calling on Governor Inslee to rescind the nomination of an agency board member. Washington’s weed regulator is in hot water after a bipartisan group of ten state lawmakers…

A bipartisan bill aimed at “reforming the compliance and enforcement provisions for marijuana licensees” in Washington passed through committee with a “Do Pass” recommendation. HB 1237-S has yet to be scheduled for a vote. If it does pass in its current form, it will usher in sweeping enforcement and penalty changes for Washington’s legal cannabis…

Idaho State Police seized nearly 7,000 pounds of what they are calling “illicit marijuana” from a truck shipping the crop from Oregon to Colorado. Idaho isn’t a legal cannabis state, so makes sense…right? Well, not so fast. This story gets a little more complicated. The truck’s bill of landing referred to the shipment as industrial…