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Royce practices food and drug law with a focus on advising pharmaceutical, medical device, cannabis, dietary supplement, tobacco, food and beverage companies as well as investment firms on a range of regulatory matters. He is presently the co-lead of the Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD industry team.

In late August, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended rescheduling marijuana from a Schedule I substance to a Schedule III substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Meanwhile Congress is weighing a bill that would create federal safe harbors for financial institutions to accept deposits from state-sanctioned marijuana business operators. Read on for details

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law the California Food Safety Act and amendments to the 2020 Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. Together, they ban four additives commonly used in popular snacks and beverages, and an additional 26 chemicals found in many personal care products.

Read on for details about these developments impacting food and personal care