MaryKathryn Hurd

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MaryKathryn Hurd counsels health care industry clients on regulatory and transactional matters, including health care fraud and abuse and compliance issues.

USDA Issues Opinion on Several Hemp-Related Provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill

By and on Jun 3, 2019
Posted In Cannabis, Food Safety and FDA

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, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill. The USDA opinion clarifies four areas of the 2018 Farm Bill: the removal of hemp as a controlled substance...

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CDC and SAMHSA to Hold Summer Meetings for Public Health and Marijuana

By on May 23, 2019
Posted In Cannabis, Legislation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced meetings to be held this summer related to public health and marijuana. The CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors will convene for a two-day meeting, July 16–17, 2019, to discuss a wide variety of topics, including the role of the...

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