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Did Washington State Just Ban CBD from All Food and Drink Products?

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Earlier this month (August 2019), the Washington State Department of Agriculture (“WSDA”) released a statement regarding the use of CBD as a food ingredient, which some reported as an act by the state to suddenly “ban all CBD-infused food and drinks.” However, the WSDA has never permitted…
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Sour Patch Kids v. Stoney Patch: Dilution, Tarnishment, and Marijuana Trademark Litigation

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Last month (July 2019), the manufacturer of the popular candy Sour Patch Kids (Mondelëz Canada Inc., or “MCI”) filed a trademark lawsuit against the makers of “Stoney Patch” Sour & Sweet Jelly Candies – which are THC-infused gummies – in federal court. While information regarding the lawsuit…
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Legalize Marijuana, Decrease Teen Marijuana Use

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Last month (July 2019), JAMA Pediatrics, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association and covers all aspects of the science of child and adolescent health, published an article providing insights into correlations between permissive marijuana laws and teen marijuana use. While many news…
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Mailing CBD and Hemp-Based Products Just Got Easier

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The rules regarding mailing CBD and hemp-based products have changed. In June (2019), the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released new mailing standards for “products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp” in light of Congressional and Departmental clarification that interstate commerce of hemp is expressly permitted. The USPS apparently…
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Heidi Urness is Literally Defining Legal Cannabis

By: Mitch Pfeifer  Published in: Respect My Region, May 2019 Heidi Urness is one of the rising stars in the industry. [Cannabis attorneys] have seen tomato farmers grow into full-fledged cannabis entrepreneurs. In this same way, Urness had made the transition from environmental law to helping shape the landscape for legal cannabis in Washington State.…
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Legal Interstate Transportation of Hemp is Federally Affirmed

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released a document titled “Executive Summary of New Hemp Authorities” on May 28, 2019, which, among other things, affirming Heidi’s analysis that states (and tribes) cannot block the transportation or shipment of hemp throughout the US — directly contradicting not…
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Transporting Hemp and CBD in Early 2019

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Published in: Cannabis Law Journal, April 2019 Prior to the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, there was intense conflict and confusion regarding whether or not transporting hemp and CBD across state lines was permitted under state or federal law. However, following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, and the recent decision…
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FDA’s Early Statements on CBD Regulation, Explained

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued yet another “statement” regarding its ever-evolving position with respect to CBD, again offering little to no information, and providing generally no predictability, to business working with – or considering working with – CBD. Many CBD business…
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Transporting Hemp Under the 2018 Farm Bill

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law I. The Transportation of Hemp in 2019 The transportation of hemp, including interstate transportation of hemp, was previously a highly volatile area of law. Today, however, the transportation of hemp is expressly Congressionally authorized throughout, and across the borders of, all 50 states under Section 10114 of the…
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One Nation, Under Hemp: The 2018 Farm Bill

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law just before the turn of the new year, causing a great stir in the cannabis community. While the 2018 Farm Bill does not affect Federal laws with respect to marijuana, its passage is monumental for the hemp industry: For the first time, Congress…
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