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Washington State Bans Flavored Vapes

Washington State Bans Flavored Vapes

Washington State Bans Flavored Vapes: On October 9, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health (“BOH”) voted to adopt emergency rules banning flavored vapor products, including marijuana products, in Washington State. The ban is effective as of October 10 and will run for 120 days. It’s not as if we didn’t see this coming. On…

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Pesticide Use in Cannabis Production

Pesticide Use in Cannabis Production

Beyond Pesticides (10/8/2019): As medicinal and recreational marijuana continue to be legalized in a growing number of states, concerns about the safety of the burgeoning industry—how the substance is grown, harvested, processed, distributed, sold, and used—have emerged. Pesticides have not been registered for use in cannabis production, yet they are being widely used under state-adopted…

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New Cannabis Regulations in Oregon

New Cannabis Regulations in Oregon

The 2019 Oregon legislative session resulted in the adoption of several new laws concerning cannabis. You can read our definitive list here, our preview of the session here and a mid-session update here. One notable change was the passage of Senate Bill 218, which authorizes the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to refuse to issue initial…

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House Passes the SAFE Banking Act

House Passes the SAFE Banking Act

Great news! In a pretty historic moment, the House of Representatives officially voted to pass the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595). We’ve extensively covered the Act’s progress in past posts (the latest can be found here and here), but just as a reminder, the Act would finally allow the cannabis industry to access banking and financial…

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Transporting Hemp-CBD: Kentucky

Transporting Hemp-CBD: Kentucky

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…

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Vaping in Oregon: Flavored Products Ban

Vaping in Oregon: Flavored Products Ban

On Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 19-09 (the “Order”), which directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to “take immediate action to address the vaping public health crisis.” In one sense, the Order is narrower than many people feared and expected: specifically, it bans only…

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Vaping Epidemic: What to Expect

Vaping Epidemic: What to Expect

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the U.S. is facing a vaping epidemic where consumers are potentially inhaling/ingesting very toxic chemicals in the form of vaporized nicotine liquid and THC oil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local governments are still trying…

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Border Woes: Transporting CBD into Canada is Not OK

Border Woes: Transporting CBD into Canada is Not OK

In a recent tweet, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminded us that transporting CBD oil into Canada remains illegal. While in most places south of the 49th parallel what CBSA has to say is of little consequence, it certainly matters here in Washington State, where you’re never too far away from the Canadian border.…

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Cannabis Featured At Germany’s ExpoPharm

Cannabis Featured At Germany’s ExpoPharm

Expopharm is a big deal in Germany and Europe beyond that. It is the largest expo for pharmacists on the continent. This year, there were two firsts in a convention already looking to the future with digitalization – itself a huge issue in not only the European medical space, but Germany in particular. There is…

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CannTrust Faces Alberta Product Return

CannTrust Faces Alberta Product Return

Washington State Bans Flavored Vapes: On October 9, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health (“BOH”) voted to adopt emergency rules banning flavored vapor products, including marijuana products, in Washington State. The ban is effective as of October 10 and will run for 120 days. It’s not as if we didn’t see this coming. On…

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