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AG Knudsen Leads Coalition Urging Finding Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

In a letter to President Biden, a bipartisan coalition of 18 AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, called on the Biden Administration to declare fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction (WMD), or urge Congress to do so. Citing the 75,000-plus Americans who have died from fentanyl overdoses in the 12 month period ending in…

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AG James Recovers $50 Million for Alleged Unpaid Cigarette Taxes

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with Canada-based cigarette manufacturer Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, Ltd. and its New York-based wholesaler, Native Wholesale Supply Company, Inc., to resolve allegations that they violated the federal Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act and Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, the New York Tax Law, and the New York Public Health Law by shipping, selling, and distributing cigarettes in the state without paying state taxes.

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Calls for FDA Regulation of Non-Tobacco Nicotine Products

A bipartisan coalition of AGs from 27 states, the District of Columbia, and three territories has called on the FDA to deny marketing authorization for non-tobacco nicotine products (NTNs) which are currently marketed without regulatory oversight. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…

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States Must Step Up to Fill Federal Delta-8 Loophole

When Congress passed the Farm Act in 2018, removing hemp and hemp-derived products from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, many argued that Congress inadvertently legalized delta-8—a psychoactive substance that may be manufactured from hemp-derived CBD for human consumption.

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AGs Urge Creation of Safe Harbor for Financial Institutions Serving Cannabis Businesses

Writing as co-chairs of the National Association of Attorneys General Federalism Committee, Ohio AG Dave Yost and Colorado AG Philip Weiser wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to bring the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to the Senate floor for a vote…

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