WSLCB Guidance Regarding Delta-8 By Jordan Gertje on September 14, 2021 The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has formally prohibited the Delta-8 THC dispute, which had been left up to the states to decide. The statement was issued on Wednesday, September 8th, barring producers from converting CBD/hemp into Delta-8 THC, as well as the…

A CBD manufacturer in Arizona has been fined $30,000 for misleading marketing By Jordan Gertje on July 8, 2021 Kushly, and its CEO, Cody Alt, are being sued for allegedly making misleading and unsubstantiated health claims about Kushly’s CBD product. In its most recent law enforcement action, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a…

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…

Erratic Industrial Hemp Economy Presents Risks and Rewards Over the past few years cannabidiol (“CBD”) has become a ubiquitous ingredient in all varieties of consumer products ranging from vitamins and topical lotions to bath bombs and even dog treats. Contributing to the explosion in availability of CBD products stems from a combination of the multitude…

2020 Sun Cup Winners Gleam Law is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sun Cup, a competition between outdoor farmers organized by the Washington SunGrowers Industry Association (WSIA). Competition is stiff since many of the state’s top outdoor growers enter submissions. Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients! Best Full Term THC…

Virginia Governor Signs Bill Regulating CBD as Food Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law that would classify CBD as food. The importance of this to the hemp and CBD industry cannot be understated. Currently, the FDA has not approved CBD as either Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS, for introduction to food items) or as a…

It’s an exciting time to be in hemp and CBD! I have attended and spoken at several conferences over the last year. I have been in places as diverse as Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Orlando. The products I have seen have made me excited about the future of the industry. I have seen products ranging…

Washington State passed the final hurdle for solidifying its status as a hemp-producing powerhouse. On February 20, 2020,  the USDA issued its approval of Washington’s Hemp Plan. The plan was an outgrowth of the passage of Senate Bill 5276, Washington’s Hemp Production Bill, which passed on April 26, 2019. The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2014…

Week of Feb. 7, 2020 From edibles and marijuana vaping products to licensing and certificates of compliance, there’s a lot going on in Olympia’s Capitol Hill that impacts Washington’s cannabis industry. Familiarize yourself with the latest developments from this past week and see what’s on deck. We’ve included links to the Washington State Legislative website…

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…