Enforcement

Enforcement

GAO: Most Seizures at Border Patrol Checkpoints Involve US Citizens With Small Amounts of Cannabis

Cannabis is legal for medical or adult use in nearly every state. A government accountability report found that 91% of checkpoint drug seizures involved citizens, and 75% of those were cannabis.

Enforcement

FDA Issues First Warning Letters on Delta-8 THC

The Food and Drug Administration letters came the same week New York regulators reiterated that THC products made from hemp are “strictly prohibited.”

Enforcement

With Cannabis and Environmental Compliance, State Officials Say Transparency is Key

A panel focused on environmental violations from the cannabis industry included officials from Colorado’s public health department and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.

Enforcement

Amid CBD Enforcement Push, FTC Commissioners Urged Caution and a Focus on Opioids

As the Federal Trade Commission settled its biggest CBD crackdown to-date, two commissioners took the opportunity to share their perspectives, for the first time, on the agency’s approach.

Enforcement

Federal Trade Commission Cracks Down on “Deceptively Marketed” CBD Products

On Thursday, the FTC announced an enforcement crackdown on people making “deceptive claims” in the booming CBD marketplace.

Enforcement

CDC Hosts Discussion of Cannabis and the Workplace

The topics included safety-sensitive employees, legal cannabis states with employee protections, and the complications of CBD.

Enforcement

AAA Awards Grants to Police to Patrol Cannabis-Impaired Driving

Seeking to reduce cannabis-impaired crashes, AAA Auto Club Group has awarded grants to Illinois organizations and police departments.

Enforcement

On 4/20, the ACLU Reports That Cannabis Arrests Have Dropped, but Racial Disparities Persist

Still, a Black person is nearly four times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than a white person, even though their use rates are comparable.

Enforcement

CDC: One in Ten Vape Products Linked to Lung Illness Bought From “Commercial Sources”

More than 10% of vape products linked to EVALI came from medical or adult use shops, the CDC said Tuesday. But it is unclear if those shops were legal.

Business, Enforcement

Buyer Beware: Cannabis Scams Ahead

A complicated but lucrative industry draws eager investors and lots of lawyers, brokers, and advisers to serve them. Most are honest. But not all.

Enforcement, Research

The Worst of the Vaping Illnesses Appear to Be Over

The CDC on Friday confirmed a decline in reports of vaping-related lung illnesses.

Business, Enforcement

What Do CBD and Hemp Consumers Complain About to the Federal Trade Commission?

Here’s what we found from the last two years: Hundreds of complaints, ranging from false data about THC content to obscenely positioned gummies.

Business, Enforcement

American Bankers Association Conference Puts a Spotlight on Cannabis Banking Risks

Representatives from JPMorgan Chase and the Peoples Bank North Carolina outlined the complex and confusing process involved in serving the cannabis industry.

Business, Canada, Enforcement

Canada’s Securities Regulators Warn Cannabis Industry Over “Conflicts of Interest”

Today, guidance was released for cannabis companies due to the "higher than usual crossover of financial interests" in the industry.

Enforcement

CDC “Breakthrough” Focuses on Vitamin E Acetate in Vape Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a number of updates Friday, and emphasized the “much greater risk” of consuming THC vape products from “informal sources.”

Enforcement

FDA Escalates THC Vape Warning

The agency “strengthened” their message based on new information, telling consumers to steer clear of THC products, “including those purchased from retail establishments.”