Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is one of the most misunderstood and controversial cannabinoids in the Cannabis sativa (cannabis) plant. While booming in popularity, THCA is also a high-risk cannabinoid from a legal standpoint.

Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the marketplace for “alternative” or “minor” cannabinoids – chemical compounds

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Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I substance in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA); this scheduling means the federal government concluded marijuana has no currently accepted medical use in any setting. This could change as the Biden Administration evaluates marijuana’s current legal status, potentially opening the door to rescheduling

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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recently adopted an Interpretive Statement on the use of Additives in Authorized Cannabis Products. The Interpretive Statement is described by the LCB as follows:

This interpretive statement describes the use of CBD products and other additives and whether other cannabinoids, such

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On May 19, 2022, the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in a landmark case regarding the legality of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). The court held, in AK Futures LLC v. Boyd Street Distro, LLC, that the plain and unambiguous text of the 2018 Agricultural

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On May 4, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to five companies distributing Delta-8 THC (FDA Warning Letters). This is the first time that the FDA specifically addressed products containing hemp-derived Delta-8. In all but one of the letters, the FDA also warned about distributing

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This article was published in the April 2022 issue of the Cannabis Law Journal.

The federal government is poised to apply a new herbicide to marijuana businesses throughout the United States: Section 6662 of the Internal Revenue Code. (26 US Code § 6662(a).)

While legal marijuana businesses

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Big changes are coming to Oregon’s cannabis industry.

Fresh off a vote today, December 28, 2021, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) approved new rules which will affect cannabis – including both hemp and marijuana – businesses throughout Oregon state. Many of the rule changes that were voted on

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