They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLVI

By | Canna Law Blog™ | April 29, 2017
joycelyne This sensible, respectful quote from Former Surgeon General Elders is the exact type of statement we should be able to expect from those in positions of power. Her statement is based on scientific evidence showing cannabis can and does relieve the symptoms of multiple diseases such as those Elders describes above. View Full Post
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Los Angeles: Botulism Risk in Deer Antler Tea

By | Food Poison Journal | April 29, 2017
la-1493436078-avuwzxsq0s-snap-imageThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) warns against consuming local deer- antler tea due to botulism risk. Public Health has recently identified one confirmed and one suspected case of botulism occurring in adults. Preliminary investigation suggests that these cases may be associated with the consumption of a deer-antler tea product (photos attached) that was acquired during the month of March. View Full Post
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FDA Delays Menu Labeling Rule

By | The Daily Intake | April 28, 2017
As previously covered on this blog, over the past few years, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and selling substantially similar menu items) must provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu items.  View Full Post
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Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado Doesn’t Expect Federal Crackdown On Marijuana

By | Cannabis Law Now | April 28, 2017
Young cannabis plants, marijuanaCheck out the Meet the Press interview with Governor Hickenlooper’s thoughts on the Trump administration’s stance on marijuana after his meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  His insight should be reassuring to the marijuana industry, but he explicitly stated that state-legal marijuana businesses that are not following the letter of state law should be prosecuted. View Full Post
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California Cannabis: More Big Changes Coming

By | Canna Law Blog™ | April 28, 2017
California marijuana lawWith passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”) in 2015, California took a huge step towards regulating its medical cannabis industry after more than twenty years of minimal state government oversight under Proposition 215. Under the MCRSA, California medical cannabis businesses should expect a bevy of regulations spanning packaging and labeling requirements, mandatory quality assurance testing, advertising, seed to sale tracking, environmental impact restrictions, plant canopy and potency limitations, and financing and ownership restrictions. View Full Post
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The Cheese Runneth Over . . . into Illinois

By | Drug & Device Law | April 28, 2017
  Last September we expressed our curiosity over Wisconsin cheese curd and our distaste for an order from the Western District of Wisconsin rejecting implied preemption in an amiodarone case. As we explained then, the district court allowed a claim alleging that the defendants failed to provide medication guides for distribution with amiodarone prescriptions. View Full Post
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