This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. HHS to DEA: reclassify marijuana to Schedule III. In a non-public letter sent earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services recommended to the US Drug Enforcement Administration that marijuana be re-classified under the Controlled Substances Act from Schedule I to Schedule III. The recommendation is a step towards changing the legal status of marijuana, which was originally […]

The September 2023 food round-up presents a combination of unexpected flavors and cutting-edge innovations. Perhaps one of the most shocking developments in this list is the plastic-made ice cream concept proposed by Eleonora Ortolani, a graduate student in the Material Futures program at Central Saint Martins. Dubbed Guilty Flavours, the project sees the designer breaking down small amounts of plastic to create a synthetic version of vanillin. While having the potential to sound unappealing at first, Ortolani’s research may have […]

AFP: According to Pakistani police, a Chinese national was shot dead in Karachi. Could you offer any information of the suspect? Does he have any connection with Baloch separatists? Wang Wenbin: We express condolences for the victim and sympathies to the injured. To my knowledge, the victim you mentioned was not a Chinese citizen. CCTV: Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste designated by the UN. Can you talk about China’s measures, achievements and contribution […]