New Year Brings Substantial Changes for Tobacco, Cannabis, and Food and Beverage Industries

We saw plenty of significant federal and state policy, regulatory, and enforcement developments for the tobacco, cannabis, and food and beverage industries this holiday season.  Notably, (1) President Trump signed H.R. 1865 into law, which bans the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21; (2) the Trump Administration finalized its partial ban on flavored e-cigarette products, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its enforcement policy on unauthorized flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to children; (3) the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the first set of state and tribal plans for domestic production of hemp under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program; (4) Illinois began adult-use cannabis sales; and (5) FDA issued final Nutrition Facts label (NFL) rule guidance, just days before the NFL rule went into effect for companies with annual sales over $10 million.  Read our full breakdown of these developments, here.