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Alva C. Mather focuses her practice on alcohol beverage and cannabis regulatory and commercial matters. She represents companies in the alcohol beverage industry, including brewers, distillers, wineries, importers and retailers. Additionally, she works with clients in the growing cannabis space and has in-depth knowledge of the evolving legal and regulatory issues facing this industry. Read Alva Mather's full bio.

EPA Approves Use of 10 Pesticide Products on Hemp


By and on Dec 20, 2019
Posted In Cannabis, Food Safety and FDA

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its approval of 10 new pesticides for use on hemp products. EPA’s approval of nine biopesticides and one conventional pesticide provides greater certainty to hemp farmers in time for the 2020 planting season. The hemp industry awaits further guidance from other federal regulatory agencies.

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USDA Publishes Long-Awaited Interim Regulations Governing the Production of Legalized Hemp


By on Nov 1, 2019
Posted In Cannabis, Food Safety and FDA

Yesterday, the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim final rule setting forth the proposed rules and regulations regarding the production of hemp under the provisions of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, or the “2018 Farm Bill.” As mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill, the proposed regulations outline provisions for both the...

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