Current Trends in Banking for Cannabis-Related Businesses

CRBs are still in a holding pattern when it comes to any new developments for traditional banking and lending access. However, there are more banks than ever doing business with the industry and political shifts in Washington offer a hopeful outlook for future legislative changes.

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Could 2021 Be the Year of Federal Cannabis Legalization?

Probably not, but we’re getting close. In this piece, Johnson discusses some upcoming legislation that could be key in the path towards federal legalization in the United States.

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Support Grows for Federal Cannabis Legislation with the SAFE and CLAIM Acts

Legislation moving through Congress would provide banking and insurance protections for cannabis and cannabis-related businesses without the threat of federal penalties

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FDA Issues Warning Letters on Marketing and Sale of OTC CBD Products

The FDA issued warning letters to two companies this month, alleging FD&C Act violations stemming from marketing new drugs without approval. Companies marketing CBD products should be careful not to market OTC drugs containing CBD.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 1: How Law Shapes the California Cannabis Industry

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In part one, we find that the regulated cannabis market can only be understood in relation to the previous medical market as well as the ongoing “traditional” market.

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CA Health and Safety Warning Laws Have Changed: Are You In Compliance?

A new California Proposition 65 mandate took effect on January 3, requiring health warning labels for all cannabis products sold in the state. Failure to comply with the requirements can and will result in enforcement against cannabis producers and sellers, resulting in hefty penalties.

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