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New Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Delayed One Year

On Friday, August 30, 2019, Governor Newsom signed into law SB 778, clarifying requirements for mandatory sexual harassment training.  The bill is an urgency statute, which means it shall go into immediate effect.  The law can be found here. The key points of the clarifying statute are: All employers with five or more employees required […]

FDA’s Position on CBD and Public Hearing

2019 has been the year of the cannabidiol (“CBD”). CBD-infused beverages, food, and cosmetics products are becoming mainstream commodities that are flying off the shelves.  The CBD craze exploded after Congress passed the Farm Bill in late 2018, despite the fact that the passage of the legislation has not legalized many of the CBD-infused products […]

U.S. Trademark Office Issues Cannabis Registration Guidance

On May 2, 2019 the USPTO released its Examination Guide 1-19, Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services after Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill (here: https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Exam%20Guide%201-19.pdf) , which aims to clarify the procedure for examining marks for cannabis and cannabis-derived goods and for services involving cannabis and cannabis production following the […]

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