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  • “Cannabis 206” Webinar Replay Available
    A video replay of the webinar “Privacy and Data Protection in the Cannabis and Hemp Industries” is available to view.... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Monday, November 11th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • “Overview of New Federal Rules on Hemp Production” Webinar Replay Available
    A video replay of the webinar “Overview of New Federal Rules on Hemp Production and Q&A” is available to view.... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Friday, November 8th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • Colorado Voters Cover the Spread and Approve Sports Betting Bill
    Colorado House Bill 1327, titled “Proposition DD: Legalization and Taxation of Sports Betting” was put to voters in a ballot measure and was narrowly approved on Tuesday, November 5.  Colorado Governor, Jared Polis, signed Proposition DD into law in May 2019 and Colorado voters decided its final, successful outcome making... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming Law Published on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 By Joseph Caputi
  • From the Land of OZ: House Legislation Would Establish OZ Reporting Framework and Penalties; Senate Bill Would Limit Application of OZs – Brad A. Molotsky, Esq, Duane Morris LLP
    While impeachment discussions continue to garnering most of the headlines, Representatives Ron Kind, D-Wis., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and Terri Sewell, D-Ala., introduced legislation in the House to establish a reporting framework, disclosure requirements and a penalty structure for qualified opportunity funds (QOFs). Their Bill, the “Opportunity Zone Accountability and Transparency... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3 Published on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 By Brad A. Molotsky
  • In a Regulatory “One-Two,” FDA Modifies Terms of Oversight Concerning Homeopathic Drugs
    Late last week, the FDA—in denying a citizen petition and issuing two Federal Register notices—modified published guidance on the manufacture and distribution of homeopathic drugs and declined to convert a current policy guide (CPG) provision into an official regulation. Importantly, the FDA cautioned industry participants and consumers alike that its CPG... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences Law Published on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • Neville Bilimoria Quoted on FDA Rules in Cannabis Era
    Duane Morris partner Neville M. Bilimoria is quoted in the Law360 article, “CBD Rules In Limbo As FDA Grapples With New Cannabis Era.” Hemp may have been legalized less than a year ago, but CBD derived from it is already on its way to becoming a multibillion-dollar industry. However, sales of everything... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • USDA Issues Regulatory Framework for Hemp Production Under 2018 Farm Bill
    The long awaited regulations establishing a regulatory framework under the 2018 Farm Bill passed last December were issued today (10/29/19).  An Interim Final Rule will be published in the Federal Register later this week, which will make the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program effective.   As explained in the Interim Final Rule:... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Northeast Governors Plan Coordinated Cannabis Legalization
    On October 17, 2019, New York Governor Mario Cuomo (D) assembled governors from a number of Northeast states to discuss coordinating their efforts on proposed legalization of the adult use of cannabis in 2020. In opening the meeting, he said, “I think we’re much stronger when we work together and... read more
    Posted to Cannabis Industry Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 By David N. Feldman
  • FDA Proposes Labeling Recommendations for Complications Linked to Breast Implants
    On October 24, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new draft guidance entitled “Breast Implants—Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient Communication.” The draft guidance “contains recommendations concerning the content and format for certain labeling information for saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants.” In its announcement, FDA noted that... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences Law Published on Monday, October 28th, 2019 By DuaneMorris3
  • House Passes Bill Amending “Crush Video” Prohibition
    by John M. Simpson. On October 22, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 724, entitled the “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act” or “PACT Act.”  The measure would retain the existing prohibition in 18 U.S.C. § 48 on the creation and distribution of “crush videos” but would also... read more
    Posted to Animal Law Developments Published on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 By John M. Simpson