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TENNESSEE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION CRACKS DOWN

Please read the memorandum below.

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TTB Reminds Of Federal Excise Return Smart Form

In its newsletter of November 1, 2019, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) reminds of the existence of its “smart form” for the filing of federal excise tax returns.  With so many new manufacturers entering the marketplace, what is an old hat to those industry members that have been around since …

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DEA ISSUES NOTICE AFFIRMING INDUSTRIAL HEMP AS LEGAL AND EXPANDING MARIJUANA RESEARCH

On Monday, August 26, 2019, federal drug authorities, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States.  According to the DEA’s notice, over the last two years, the total number of individuals registered by DEA to conduct research with …

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Q&A WITH U.S. HEMP INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, JOY BECKERMAN

I am a proud member of the U.S. Hemp Industry Association (HIA) and Tennessee Hemp Industry Association (TNHIA).  On August 22, 2019, Hemp Industry Daily, an online publication covering all matters cannabis, published a fantastic Q&A with HIA President, Joy Beckerman, which can be found here.  Joy comments on the fast-paced growth and current health of …

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TENNESSEE ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT REPORT – AUGUST 2019

At the August 29, 2019 meeting of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (“TABC”), Law Enforcement Chief Bond Tubbs provided a report of TABC enforcement activity over the last month.  As the statistics show, nearly all of the citations were for violations that are easily preventable.  We often feel like a broken record skipping to the …

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OBTAINING AN ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT IN TENNESSEE

Are you an employer looking to provide guidance to your employees regarding alcohol server training and the obtaining of a server permit?  Recently been hired and need to obtain your alcohol server permit?  Here is what you need to know: The server must be at least 18 years of age and must take a Tennessee …

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UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ISSUES GUIDANCE REGARDING MAILING OF CBD/HEMP

Travis D. Hayes III, a USPS business program specialist, wrote in a USPS advisory opinion of March 4, 2019, titled the “Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD” that the Postal Service has received an increasing number of requests to transport CBD oil and products containing CBD in Postal Service networks.  The …

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TSA’S APPROVAL OF CBD PRODUCTS TAKES FLIGHT

Flying across the country for work or play and don’t want to leave your CBD oil at home?  Nervous about checking or passing through security with your CBD product(s)?  Be nervous no more.  On May 27, 2019, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a change of its policy relating to CBD and other hemp-derived products.  …

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Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Sting OP

On April 4, 2019, a Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Sting operation took place in Brentwood, Tennessee, resulting in citations to eight businesses that were caught selling beer to minors.  The article below is one small example of how active the TABC enforcement measures are this year.  Please see our blog post of March 30, …

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Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau Issues Guidance Regarding Production of Alcohol With Cannabis

The Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued a long-awaited statement pertaining to the producing of alcoholic beverages containing CBD and other cannabis derived substances.  The alcohol and cannabis industries have been on the edges of their seats, awaiting guidance from both the TTB and FDA following the signing of the Agriculture Improvement …

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