Mackrell.Solicitors and CBD industry leaders respond to the FSA’s announcement to further regulate CBD in the UK
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that food and supplements containing CBD will have to be registered by March 2021 or they could be removed from sale next year. This is a significant development for the industry and the dedicated Cannabis Law team at Mackrell.Solicitors will be working with the industry to ensure they get the answers they require.
Potential for lucrative cannabis industry in South Africa
In 2018 the Constitutional Court – South Africa’s highest court – unanimously ruled to decriminalise the private possession, consumption and cultivation of cannabis. The government has until September 2020 to bring legislation on cannabis in line with the constitution.
California: CDFA Issues Draft Cannabis Appellation Regulations 45-day Comment Period Begins By Heather Burke and Anne Kelson
CDFA’s cannabis appellation-related regulations were finally released on February 20, 2020, and at first glance it appears CDFA has a deep understanding of the critical importance of this program to cannabis farmers throughout the state. Here’s a quick overview:
USDA NON-ENFORCEMENT OF DEA-LAB AND DISPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
After a significant outcry by the hemp community, the USDA is backing down from its requirement that all hemp be tested at DEA-registered labs for the 2020 season.
2020 Colorado Cannabis Laws Update
On January 1st, two new marijuana laws went into effect in Colorado. The first was House Bill 1234, which allows for the commercial delivery of medical marijuana.
A Long Road to Legalization: How Mexico Will Fit in the Global Cannabis Economy
Cannabis legalization in Mexico carries substantial weight. Since the fall of Colombia’s cartels, Mexico’s have come to dominate the black market. For viewers of Netflix’s Narcos and Narcos: Mexico (like myself), the impact of the Drug War and the violent influence of cartels has become captivating subject matter to American audiences. The reality is even more horrifying.
I wrote a book about global cannabis laws, here is what I learned…
It took twelve months of research, investigations and interviews (and about five weeks of non-stop writing with some very late nights and a lot of coffee) to produce my book on cannabis law and regulation, which is out now with Bloomsbury Professional. It is a detailed analysis of medicinal and recreational cannabis laws and regulations in the most active international jurisdictions, scoping out where change is happening.
California: Surviving Legislation
We were prompted to write this note by the article “Cannabis Regulation: The Struggle of Small Farmers,” written by Lance Griffin and published on February 21, 2020, in Terpenes and Testing Magazine. We were prompted to write this article not for what Lance Griffin’s article says but for what it does not say.
EU: THE EUROPEAN UNION: IS THIS THE FUTURE OF THE AUSTRALIAN CANNABIS INDUSTRY?
In what has been a landmark week for the Australian cannabis industry; with three specific projects being granted ‘Major Project Status’, one claiming to be worth $350 million and the other two are stating $140m and $160m. It raises the question of where all of the cannabis products will go, and how these projects will create profitability for shareholders. Afterall, the Australian market is still relatively small and medicinal cannabis products are not yet covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Morality and Marijuana Can Coexist in Georgia
Georgia is a complicated state. Guns are widespread legally. Public schools in plenty of districts are widely avoided by changing neighborhoods or coughing up the funds for private education. The lottery provides an enormous amount of the state income, and marijuana caused arrests in past years rank in the top three of the nation. But the beliefs of lawmakers are not echoed through the state’s population.