• Defending a CBD company in a putative nationwide consumer class action filed in federal court alleging violations of state consumer protection laws based on the fact that all food, beverage, and nutritional supplements containing CBD are illegal, not proven to be safe, and a fraud and misrepresentation to the consuming public
  • Multiple CBD companies regarding interstate and cross-border shipment and exchange of CBD prototypes and samples, and use of CBD products in trade shows, including risk mitigation assessment
  • Supporting CBD companies seeking loans and financing as well as merchant payment support and tax filings in the context of the legal landscape and general education
  • Developing supply chain agreements, including manufacturing, co-manufacturing, distribution, retail, testing, and representations and warranties involving CBD products
  • Obtaining global patent protection for clients using CBD and cannabinoids for therapeutic treatments (eg, cancer)
  • Obtaining global patent protection for a client’s new methods for extracting CBD from hemp
  • Attending hearings and committee meetings soliciting testimony and questions relating to current actions undertaken to permit the submission of hemp based CBD products for approval to FDA
  • Communication with USDA staffers regarding the Farm Bill, interpretation of Final Guidance as relating to key issues of testing, import, and certification as well as developing guidance
  • Defending a CBD company in a putative class action filed in federal court alleging violations of a state’s consumer protection laws; it claims the company misstated the amount of THC in the CBD product (as zero THC), which allegedly resulted in the plaintiff failing a drug test and losing his job