Published: July 24, 2020

It has been a busy summer for the cannabis and cannabis-derived products spaces. This month alone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency): (1) sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review a “Cannabidiol Enforcement Policy” draft guidance; (2) announced the availability of another draft guidance, “Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research”; and (3) made public its report to Congress, “Sampling Study of the Current Cannabidiol Marketplace to Determine the Extent That Products are Mislabeled or Adulterated.”

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Published: May 28, 2020

While Pennsylvania begins to rebound from the impacts of COVID-19, the restaurant industry across the state will begin to open its doors again for onsite dining. As the state progresses, there are limitations in place for restaurants in each of the reopening phases – red, yellow and green. Click here to learn more about what this might mean for your county or your business.

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Published: April 24, 2020

On April 23, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA or the Agency) request for an extension of the submission deadline for certain deemed tobacco product premarket review applications. FDA requested the extension on March 30, 2020, citing the “extraordinary circumstances” of the COVID-19 outbreak for the delay. The new deadline for applications for premarket review for deemed e-cigarettes, cigars, and other new tobacco products is September 9, 2020.

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Published: April 20, 2020

On Friday, April 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA” or the “Department”) announced the creation of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (“CFAP”). In implementing CFAP, USDA will undertake a number of actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. 

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