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  • Certain Hemp Products Now Legal In Ohio

    The May 21 “Legally Speaking” column dealt with the confusion regarding hemp since Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 excluding “hemp” from the definition of marijuana under the...
  • ‘Mix & Match’ Beer Must Be OK’d By Supplier

    Surprisingly, at a recent Liquor Control Commission hearing, a seasoned liquor attorney representing a retail permit holder did not understand the public policy behind one of the Liquor Control Commission’s...
  • High Court Strikes Down Tennessee Residency Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas case in late June. It struck down Tennessee’s two-year durational residency law imposed...
  • Court: Neighborhood Problems No Reason To Deny Permit

    The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in June issued a decision involving a liquor permit applicant which should interest those conducting business in this Industry.
  • Warrantless Searches Are Legal, But Have Limits

    The Ohio Supreme Court has stated that because of the “harmful potentialities” when the sale of alcohol occurs in retail outlets, the industry must be strictly regulated in the sale...
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