The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) often moves slow with rulemaking (we’re still waiting on rules for SB 5318, which was signed into law in May and went into effect in July), but occasionally they move fast. As I reported last week, on October 9 the Washington State Department of Health

On October 11, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) filed emergency rules banning the sale of flavored vaping products in Oregon for the six-month period beginning on October 15, 2019. The rules follow an October 4 executive order from Governor Kate Brown, which directed the agencies to adopt emergency rules banning the sale of “all

On September 17, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed language that directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to issue policies on regulating and enforcing regulations on the use hemp-derived cannabidiol (“CBD”) in products. This language would be inserted into a congressional spending report and would direct the FDA to provide a report to

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued its emergency administrative rules earlier this month, providing a framework for the state’s adult-use cannabis industry and detailing the license application process. The MRA stated in their July 3 press release that they plan to start accepting business applications on November 1.

Perhaps the most important rule that entrepreneurs

On May 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a legal opinion that discusses the hemp-related provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Two of the issues addressed in the opinion are noteworthy:

Interstate Transportation

The USDA opines that states and Indian tribes may not prohibit the interstate transportation or shipment of hemp lawfully produced

Last week, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) confirmed in an expanded policy update that hemp and hemp products are mailable under certain circumstances, as set forth below.

In a statement published to the agency’s Postal Bulletin, USPS said that since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill it has “received numerous inquiries from commercial entities

The Washington State Bar Association Cannabis Law Section is hosting a webinar on the state of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in Washington and across the U.S. The panelists will discuss legal considerations for advising businesses cultivating hemp, processing raw hemp into finished products and distributing hemp-derived CBD. They will also provide insights on the 2014 and