Shelter-in-Place Update: It’s Essentially Not Business As Usual For Bay Area Essential Businesses

Some businesses and individuals weren’t getting the message.  So, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties and the City of Berkeley issued an updated Shelter in Place Order on March 31, 2020 (the “Order”).

Essential Businesses Can Limit Employee Commuting Stress With “Allow To Pass” Letters and Access Cards

Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, discusses how employers can alleviate the concerns of their employers who must come in to help with operations during this time.

Consumer Alert: FTC and FDA Issue Warning Letters to Companies Looking to Capitalize on Coronavirus Fears

The Secretary of Health and Human Services has determined that a public health emergency exists nationwide as a result of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Everybody Else Is Doing CBD, So Why Can’t We?

How many times has any parent heard the familiar lament, “Everybody else is doing it!”  Usually, that feeble protest is met with a definitive response along the lines of “That doesn’t make it right.”  And, usually, that’s the best answer – especially when it comes to CBD. Anyone who attended this year’s Natural Products ExpoContinue reading “Everybody Else Is Doing CBD, So Why Can’t We?”

Proceed at Your Own Risk: The Farm Bill Does Not Authorize CBD in Food or Dietary Supplements

I have said it before, and I will say it again: no, you cannot use CBD as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements. While some have touted the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka, the Farm Bill) and its relaxation of the controls on the production and marketing of hempContinue reading “Proceed at Your Own Risk: The Farm Bill Does Not Authorize CBD in Food or Dietary Supplements”