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FDA to hold public hearings on CBD in April

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold public hearings on CBD in April, according to statements made by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, during a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. The purpose of the public hearing will be to start the rule-making process and gather stakeholder input on how the FDA can regulate hemp-derived CBD. In […]

Sean McAllister Quoted on Public Radio Regarding Public Company Ownership of Cannabis Companies

Friends, As you may know, the Colorado Legislature is considering a bill that would allow public company ownership of cannabis companies in the state. Governor Polis has indicated he will sign this bill if it passes. I was quoted this morning on Public Radio discussing this important topic. See the article here. In anticipation of […]

Los Angeles Phase 3 Licensing Update

Friends, On Friday, February 15th, the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) appeared before the Los Angeles City Council Rules Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (the “REIR Committee”) to discuss potential changes to the City’s commercial cannabis ordinance related to the implementation and roll out of Phase 3 licensing with particular attention to retail […]

Colorado US Attorney Jason Dunn’s Comments on Cannabis at Recent Symposium

Friends, Sean McAllister participated in a cannabis law symposium yesterday, which included newly appointed Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn. Sean gave a speech about the options for financing cannabis companies without bank loans and Sean had a chance to interact with Mr. Dunn during the event, see the attached photo. Mr. Dunn laid out his […]

McAllister Garfield Expands to Michigan as Michigan Opens Up its Marijuana Market

As you may know, Michigan passed adult use cannabis in the election this past November. With the passage and coming implementation of the state’s recreational marijuana program, Michigan is primed to become one of the largest states in the country with legal adult use cannabis. Realizing the importance of this opportunity to the industry, McAllister […]

McAllister Garfield’s Jeff Cormell Discussing the Farm Bill and Native American Tribes

Friends, McAllister Garfield has an active Indian Law practice that works with Native American tribes to carry out hemp and cannabis projects around the country (see McAllister Garfield lawyer Jeff Cormell will be a guest on Native American Calling show tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, 2019, at 11am mountain time, discussing the 2018 Farm Bill and […]

The 2018 Farm Bill: Impacts to American Indian Tribes Seeking to Produce Hemp

On December 12, 2018, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill which legalizes industrial hemp by removing hemp with less than .3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC from the Controlled Substances Act. Importantly, the 2018 Farm Bill provides an administrative mechanism for American Indian tribes to assume primary regulatory authority over the production of industrial hemp and […]

U.S. Congress Legalizes Hemp

Today, the House and Senate delivered a final version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the President for signature into law. The Farm Bill is an unprecedented step forward for the hemp industry, and removes many of the legal obstacles to hemp businesses in the United States. […]

What You Need To Know About The Newly Revised Permanent Regulations

On December 7, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) published a newly revised set of permanent regulations which it submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) earlier last week. The OAL is currently reviewing the draft permanent regulations and will complete their review on or by January 16, 2018 (30 working days from the […]

McAllister Garfield Assessment of Colorado’s Amendment X

Colorado Hemp Law: Please consider voting Yes on Amendment X On November 6 (or before if you are mailing in your ballots) Colorado voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot regarding the definition of hemp. Amendment X asks: “Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning changing the industrial hemp definition […]