Topic: CBD

Back in Session: A Look at California’s Latest Cannabis Bills

Though it still feels like summer in balmy Los Angeles, school is back in session and so is the California legislature. From banking reform to labeling, state legislators are set to mull over at least five bills directly impacting the $2.5 billion legal cannabis industry in California, now ranked the fifth largest economy in the world.

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Wisconsin, the Birthplace of Modern Progressivism, Lags Behind on Marijuana (But Not CBD)

Wisconsin has long been known for its progressive politics. Yet on one of the more progressive issues of the era—the legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or medical use—Wisconsin has made essentially no progress. It is among the minority of states that have not legalized marijuana for any purpose.

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The Green Rose of Texas? The Lone Star State Expands Medical Marijuana and CBD Access

On June 10, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1325, a law that will immediately allow for hemp farming and the production of low-THC hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) products. Although some CBD products were already available throughout the state, their legal status was—at best—unclear. Now with the new law, CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC can be legally bought and sold.

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You Can Now Fly With “Medical Marijuana”…Probably…Well, Maybe…It’s Really Anyone’s Guess: TSA Updates Its Policy Regarding CBD Products On Flights

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the TSA updated its policy regarding cannabis. Specifically, the TSA updated the “Medical Marijuana” category of its “What Can I Bring?” section of its website from “No” to “Yes (Special Instructions)” for both carry-on and checked baggage.

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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Takes a Wait-and-See Approach on CBD-Infused Alcoholic Beverages

Last week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued Industry Circular 2019-1 addressing the inclusion of hemp ingredients in alcoholic-beverage formulas. The Circular indicates that the TTB received a number of inquiries about whether it would approve the production of alcoholic beverages containing ingredients—like cannabidiol (CBD)—derived from hemp.

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