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HELP! CBP Seized My Tobacco Products as Drug Paraphernalia, What Now?

Our office has increasingly received requests for guidance on importation of marijuana paraphernalia products to the U.S. where twenty-six (26) states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes and/or personal consumption such as California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. The purpose of this article is to dispel the confusion as to why paraphernalia products READ MORE

The End of Vape Shops, Hookah Shops, And E-Cigs? FDA’s New “Deeming” Laws

  On April 24, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) announced that it was officially “deeming” e-cigs, e-hookah, vape pens, and other tobacco products subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). This article covered the proposed regulation at the time. On May 10, 2016 the FDA published the final rule on the new deeming law. What Are READ MORE

World Trade Month – Business Opportunities with Cuba – May 14, 2015 – #OWITonCuba

Are you in South Florida and thinking of doing business with Cuba? Do you want to hear from those already successfully doing business with Cuba? Do you want to fully understand what is legal now? May 14, 2015, I have JUST the event for you! This is your LAST CHANCE to register!

Video Interview: Discussing FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes with LXBN TV

Following up on my recent post on the FDA deeming e-cigarettes tobacco, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN on the subject. In the interview, I explain exactly what the FDA has done and share my thoughts on how the Proposed Rule will impact the e-cigarette industry.  Let me know your READ MORE