Blog

Frank contributes articles on the topic of cannabis law on the firm's Technology Law Source blog. Find a selection of his recent posts below.

In addition, he covers cannabis law topics related to the banking and finance industry on the firm's Banking & Finance Law Report blog.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Status of CBD products under Ohio law: Update By Frank Tice and Joe Wheeler    In our recent post, Status of CBD products under Ohio law: Part one, we discussed the perplexing regulations in Ohio that made it effectively illegal to sell hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD) despite passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill. That landscape has now changed in Ohio with the passage of Senate Bill 57, signed into law by Governor DeWine on July 30, 2019. The version of Senate Bill 57 that... More
  • Status of CBD products under Ohio law; Emerging issues in intellectual property related to cannabis business: Part 2 By Noor Bahhur and Frank Tice    In Part 2, we cover the key Intellectual Property issues that are emerging in this arena. Read part 1 here. United States Patent and Trademark Office update Following the enactment of the Farm Bill, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has officially issued guidelines when reviewing trademark applications for CBS and hemp-derived goods and services. This is a big step for the cannabis industry as for many years, entities have tried, unsuccessfully, to legally protect their... More
  • Status of CBD products under Ohio law; Emerging issues in intellectual property related to cannabis business: Part 1 By Noor Bahhur and Frank Tice    Two emerging issues related to commercial cannabis are taking center stage for industry stake holders in Ohio: Current legal status of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) based products under state law How intellectual property rights will be protected We will walk through both the background and current status related to these issues in this two part series. Background: Hemp and CBD legal status in Ohio Until recently, federal law did not differentiate hemp from marijuana meaning both were considered “marihuana” (the... More