11/5/2018

Selling Direct: Network Marketing Compliance and Practice

Welcome to the latest edition of our “Selling Direct” client alert. In August we highlighted the legal issues surrounding “automatic renewal” distributor agreements, disclosures required for “unsafe” cosmetic ingredients, and our interactive Prop 65 quiz – a copy of this prior edition can be accessed here.

In this edition, we discuss the questions we hear most: What can I do with CBD oil? And how does the 2018 Farm Bill impact CBD products I’m hoping to develop and bring to market? (Read More)

We also discuss Supply Chain Transparency – highlighting a number of cases coming out of the Ninth Circuit where food manufacturers were found not liable for failing to disclose modern slavery in their supply chains (Read More) – and how large food retailers and producers are coming together to use the blockchain to develop robust supply chain transparency (Read More).

We also follow up our Prop 65 Q&A with an article highlighting that it is not all rosy for Prop 65 bounty hunters – a federal court ruled that Monsanto would not be required to post Prop 65 warnings based on uncertain science – a California Court of Appeals ruled that breakfast cereal manufacturers are not required to provide Prop 65 warnings based on preemption – and OEHHA overruled itself – taking the wind out of the blockbuster coffee case by ruling coffee roasters are exempt from Prop 65 (Read More).

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