Practice Area: Food, Drug & Cosmetics

How the Farm Bill Changed the Status of Hemp

Researchers, growers and others in the cannabis industry are waiting for Congress to finalize and pass the 2023 Farm Bill. Past versions of the bill have loosened regulations for hemp-based cannabinoids and made them eligible for commercial sale. The New York State Bar Association Cannabis Law Section hosted a continuing legal education classes on the … Continued

Abortion Pills Face Uncertain Future After Dobbs

After Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization made abortion unavailable in many states, an increasing number of patients have turned to the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol for medication abortions. But mifepristone is facing a challenge to its long-standing Food and Drug Administration approval. At a virtual webinar sponsored by the Women in Law Section, panelists … Continued

As Joint Dispensaries Begin To Bud in NY, Lawyers Focus on Regulations

New York’s first recreational marijuana dispensary opened in Manhattan in late December nearly two years after historic legislation was passed that legalized adult cannabis use and allowed for the implementation of a regulatory framework for the production, licensing, packaging, marketing and sale of cannabis. As has been the case throughout the entire process, the New … Continued

Sweet Potatoes, Shredded Chicken and Inorganic Arsenic?: Food for Thought on the Legal Issues Surrounding Heavy Metals in Baby Food

Sometimes, what’s not on a nutrition label matters the most. While food safety in America is largely focused on pathogens and bacteria, a bombshell Feb. 4, 2021 U.S. House Subcommittee report found that baby foods can contain arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. In March, the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021 was introduced to Congress … Continued

The Founder of the Native American Legal Assistance Clinic with Lee Redeye | Gold/Fox: Non-Billable

Redeye who is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians talks about his community involvement with the Seneca Commission for Economic Development and the Native American Legal Assistance Clinic, which he founded in partnership with the Erie County Bar Association. He also discusses his path to the law and how he got his start practicing Indian law, commercial litigation, and how he became involved in various pro bono initiatives.