The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) issued a press release and accompanying legal position statement in support of delta-8 THC and other hemp cannabinoids. We are proud to represent the HIA and to have prepared the position statement.
“How to Launch an Industry”, created and hosted by my friends, Dr. Jahan Marcu and Dr. Nigam Arora, is one of the most intelligent and creative podcasts I’ve encountered about the psychedelics and cannabis industries. I was a recent guest on the June 14 episode, “Profit and Laws”.
Listen to an in-depth conversation about the challenges facing hemp and CBD businesses with Rod Kight and Scott Hawksworth of The CBD Guide.
I recently discussed hemp-derived delta-8 THC with attorneys Matt Lewis and Morgan Davis of The CBD Association, a 501(c)6) nonprofit trade association that promotes strong and viable CBD and cannabinoid industries in the United States and internationally. A video of our conversation is embedded in this post.
The HIA recently hosted a video webinar to provide information about the case. I discussed the litigation with my colleague and friend, Shane Pennington, of the Vicente-Sederberg law firm. The hour-long webinar was moderated by HIA Executive Director Jody McGinniss. You can watch it here.
Is delta-8 THC a lawful hemp “derivative” under the 2018 Farm Bill, and thus exempt from the federal Controlled Substances Act?
In a recent publication, the USPS specifically addressed the mailability of CBD products. In a section titled “Mailability Beyond the PACT Act”, the USPS made it clear that ENDS implicate mailability statutes and regulations beyond the PACT Act.
Happy 420 from Rod and Ashley Kight (and Ripley)!
Kentucky had an opportunity to be a leader on delta-8 THC. Instead, and as with its prohibition on smokable hemp, Kentucky chose to stake out an official position that is not only wrongheaded from a policy standpoint but is also wrong in its legal analysis. How much longer can the Kentucky hemp industry bear the burden of these misguided official positions before succumbing to their weight?