Is delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) legal to sell in Virginia? We previously reported that the legislature rejected the governor’s attempts to stymie sales of delta-8 THC, but recent developments in the commonwealth call into question the legal status of the popular cannabinoid with respect to foods and beverages.

Delta-8 THC is derived from cannabidiol (CBD) (often

In a recent press release, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its second e-cigarette report, analyzing domestic sales and marketing trends for the years 2019 and 2020. While FTC has issued a similar report for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products since 1967 and 1987, respectively, it only recently decided to analyze this type

In Episode 8 of the Regulatory Oversight Podcast, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joins Troutman Pepper RISE attorneys Stephen Piepgrass and Ketan Bhirud to discuss a range of topics, including recent consumer protection actions and emerging trends his office examined over the past several years, and the criteria considered when determining to begin an

The FTC and six states allege violations of the FTC Act and various state statutes, prohibiting deceptive trade practices (state UDAP statutes) at a cost of over $27 million to consumers.

Roomster Corp. (Roomster) operates a website and app that can be used, in exchange for payment, to find and connect with roommates or rooms/properties

In a prior update, we discussed the ongoing legal challenges to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) March 2020 rule on a graphic-warning requirement for cigarettes. Initially slated to take effect June 18, 2021, the rule would require 11 new textual, health warning statements accompanied by color, “photorealistic” images displayed on the top

Certain states where cannabis (or marijuana) is legal have long been getting away with a practice that has been declared unconstitutional in almost all other contexts: giving their residents preferential treatment over nonresidents when issuing permits to operate a cannabis business. Earlier this year, we wrote about the widespread use of residency rules in the

This edition of Regulatory Oversight spotlights recent RICO Report Podcast episode “Pattern of Racketeering Activity,” featuring two firm Regulatory Practice Group attorneys Chris Carlson and Mary Grace Metcalfe. In this episode, podcast host and White Collar and Litigation Partner Cal Stein sits down with Chris and Mary Grace to discuss the RICO element requiring a

This article was originally published on August 19, 2022 in Reuters and is republished here with permission.

Companies today face increased risks from numerous regulatory bodies at the municipal, state, and federal levels. As we discussed in our previous article, “Preparing Companies for a New Day in Multistate AG Investigations,” sophisticated regulators —

On August 10, the Tennessee Supreme Court announced that Jonathan Skrmetti, Governor Bill Lee’s top legal counsel, will become the state’s new attorney general on September 1.

Tennessee is unique, as it is the only state where the state Supreme Court appoints the attorney general for an eight-year term. Skrmetti, former chief deputy attorney general

In determining whether the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits a state’s taxation of a remote seller, the U.S. Supreme Court for decades has upheld a tax if (1) there is a substantial nexus between the taxing state and the taxpayer; (2) the tax is fairly apportioned; (3) the tax does not discriminate against