On November 18, a bipartisan group of attorneys general from Arizona, Connecticut, North Dakota, and Vermont (Attorneys General) jointly submitted a letter offering commentary on the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) to congressional leaders. In it, the Attorneys General stressed the importance of establishing a “cooperative federal-state partnership” that strikes the right balance to

On November 16, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein launched a probe into e-cigarette maker Puff Bar and others, citing concerns of youth-appealing flavors, youth marketing, and poor age verification. In a statement, Stein announced, “We are actively investigating Puff Bar and other companies at all stages of the distribution chain, from manufacturers to retailers

There are many unique challenges to consider when it comes to opening or investing in a cannabis business. Residency requirements, or prohibitions on licensure of nonresidents, are one that may soon see their end. In other industries, requirements that business licenses be reserved for residents of a certain state are largely a thing of the

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently signaled its readiness to take a more aggressive approach when it comes to enforcing consumer protection laws, especially for violations by for-profit colleges and institutions, advertisers, retailers, consumer products companies, multilevel marketing ventures, and even social media influencers. Over the course of October 2021, the FTC sent

*Namrata Kang is not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction; her bar application is pending in the District of Columbia.

On November 2, Jason S. Miyares won the Virginia election to become Virginia’s first Latino attorney general. Miyares, a son of a Cuban refugee and a former criminal prosecutor, defeated two-term incumbent Attorney General

On October 28, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new policy statement on autorenewal and negative option marketing.

As its press release title indicates, the FTC intends to “ramp up enforcement” against companies offering subscription services via an autorenewal or negative option offer. Signaling its primary concerns, the FTC’s policy statement focuses on three

On November 2, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra released a statement on the Report on Stablecoins issued by the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Stablecoins are virtual coins typically pegged to a sovereign currency. The

We recently posted that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warnings to a large number of companies in various industries about “unfair” or “deceptive” trade practices related to third-party endorsements. Some of the businesses that received those warnings included alcoholic beverage companies. FTC’s warnings raise the broader question of what is acceptable when it comes