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Safe Banking Act Passes House, Extends Cannabis Safe Harbor Protections
First introduced in 2013, the SAFE Banking Act passed the House 321-103 yesterday. This bill provides safe harbor to banks and financial institutions...
United States
7 Oct 2019
Court Dismisses Challenge To TTB's Rejection Of Health Claims On Vodka
In August, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued its final decision in Bellion Spirits, LLC v. United States, Civ. No. 17-2538 (JEB).
United States
9 Sep 2019
TTB Publishes New Nonbeverage Product Formula Form
On August 12, 2019, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published its updated Formula and Process for Nonbeverage Product, TTB Form 5154.1.
United States
22 Aug 2019
Cannabis And Hemp Update
The legal status of cannabis (often called "marijuana" in federal and state laws) has evolved at an astonishing pace.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Implications Of The Supreme Court's Tennessee Retailers Decision
As virtually everyone in the US alcohol beverage industry knows, last week the US Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn
United States
16 Jul 2019
TTB Publishes NPRMs To Repeal Standards Of Fill For Wine And Distilled Spirits
On Monday, July 1, 2019, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published two eagerly anticipated notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs) to largely repeal the standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits containers.
United States
12 Jul 2019
Mississippi Supreme Court Ruling Reinstates Claims Against Anheuser-Busch, Mitchell Distributing
On May 23, the Mississippi Supreme Court published its opinion in the case of Rex Distributing Company v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, et al.
United States
19 Jun 2019
USDA Issues Opinion On Several Hemp-Related Provisions Of The 2018 Farm Bill
On May 28, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a legal opinion to address questions raised by several hemp-related provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2018,
United States
18 Jun 2019
Winds Of Change Blowing For Craft Brewers
For those who follow developments in the law and craft brewing with equal passion, every year has its share of substantial issues. This year has been no exception, with a pending Supreme Court case; a substantial upswing in federal trade practice enforcement activity;
United States
12 Jun 2019
TTB Spring 2019 Updates To Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda
The spring edition of the federal government's semi-annual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Regulatory Agenda) has been published.
United States
10 Jun 2019
Arbitration Clause In Beer Distribution Agreement Enforced By The Virginia ABC
On May 7, 2019, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (VABC) published a decision confirming the enforceability of arbitration clauses in distribution agreements ...
United States
4 Jun 2019
TTB's Take On Alcohol Beverages Infused With Cannabidiol
On April 25, 2019, TTB published Industry Circular 2019-1. It addresses the hot topic of alcohol beverages (especially beer)
United States
15 May 2019
FDA Releases Warning Letters To CBD And Hemp Oil Companies
Last week the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) made public three new warning letters to Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp oil product companies sent by FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
United States
25 Apr 2019
FDA Announces Public Hearing On Products Containing Cannabis Or Cannabis-Derived Compounds
On May 31, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public hearing on cannabis products.
United States
16 Apr 2019
District Court Decision Rejects Commerce Clause Challenge To Missouri's Retailer Wine Shipping Laws
On Friday, March 29, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri handed down its decision in Sarasota Wine Market v. Parson, No. 4:17CV2792.
United States
12 Apr 2019
A History Of Alcohol Law
In this lunchtime talk at CiderCon 2019 (the annual conference of the US Association of Cider Makers), Marc Sorini discusses the historic development of the current legal structure ...
United States
14 Mar 2019
Second Circuit Rejects Total Wine Challenge Of Connecticut Pricing Laws
Last week, in Connecticut Fine Wine and Spirits LLC v. Seagull, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a lower court's motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Total Wine & More challenging
United States
13 Mar 2019
A New Supreme Court Case May Impact The Future Of Spirits Direct Shipping
In late September 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari.
United States
14 Dec 2018
7th Circuit Issues Lebamoff Opinion
As you likely have read in the trade press already, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Lebamoff v. Rauner.
United States
5 Dec 2018
Further CBP Guidance On Craft Beverage Modernization Act
Earlier this week, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued further guidance on the procedures for importers to take the lower tax rates and credits available under the Craft Beverage...
United States
22 Oct 2018
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