• 01.29.24

    Lykos MDMA Submission Series A

    On December 11, 2023, following positive results from two published Phase 3 studies, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for an investigational MDMA-assisted therapy for persons suffering from post-traumatic ...

  • 11.01.21

    New York State Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Cannabis and the Workplace

    On October 8, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued a frequently asked questions document (FAQ) offering guidance for the workplace related to the state’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA).

  • 07.21.20

    ADA Website Litigation Reaches the Cannabis Industry

    For the past decade, plaintiffs’ lawyers have been trolling the Internet for websites that are incompatible with screen-reader technology used by blind people to navigate the web.

  • 01.16.20

    Burnt Out? SAFE Banking Act Faces Senate Opposition

    After making it farther than any prior legislation enabling financial services to be provided to legitimate marijuana businesses, the bill appears to be stalled in the Senate.

  • 01.14.20

    New False Ad Suit: Chocolates Have Less THC, CBD Than Advertised

    A new false advertising lawsuit filed in California federal court accuses Bhang Corporation of duping consumers as its “Medicinal Chocolates” actually contain less cannabis than promised in its advertising.

  • 12.24.19

    Regulators Ease Oversight of Hemp Businesses

    In new guidance, banking regulators eased oversight of financial institutions working with hemp-related businesses.

  • 10.30.19

    California DBO Offers Guidance on Cannabis Banking

    The Cannabis Banking Guidance from California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) offers California-chartered financial institutions serving cannabis-related businesses assurances that the DBO will not bring enforcement actions based solely on such relationships.

  • 10.30.19

    CSBS Seeks Comment on Model Law for Money Services Businesses

    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has proposed legislation for adoption by the states in an effort to streamline and make uniform requirements for money service businesses (MSBs).

  • 09.12.19

    Credit Union News: Favorable NCUA Decision on Final Rule, Hemp Gets Go-Ahead

    In a major win for credit unions, the D.C. Circuit has largely reversed a ruling that would have prevented credit unions from promulgating rules greatly expanding the field of membership, that is, the persons eligible to join a specific credit union.

  • 09.11.19

    FTC Warns Companies on CBD-Infused Product Health Claims

    The Federal Trade Commission warned three companies on Sept. 10 that they could not legally advertise that their CBD-infused products can “prevent, treat, or cure a human disease without competent and reliable scientific evidence to support such claims.”  



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