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?
Rod recently took part in a legal and scientific discussion of certificates of analysis and Total THC with Abundant Labs and RiskScout. Watch the video here.
In this podcast, hosted by John Bruford of CBD-Intel, Rod discusses cannabis regulation in the US, including the new Administration, the FDA, state laws, and related topics.
It is not unusual for a pre-harvested hemp crop with Total THC concentrations that are within 0.3% to result in harvested hemp with Total THC limits that exceed 0.3%. Is this harvested hemp legal?
This article about the new vaping laws and regulations provides a practical overview of the things that all sellers of vape products should know, including sellers of delta-8 THC, CBD, and hemp extract.
In this video podcast, Rod discusses the intersection of law and science that arises from cannabis use and driving. Traditional DUI tests are primarily oriented towards detecting alcohol impairment. Do these tests work for cannabis impairment? If not, is it possible to create cannabis-specific testing protocols, and accompanying laws and regulations, that accurately measure impairment while not unjustly criminalizing unimpaired cannabis users?
Prop 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals, including THC. Must hemp products containing naturally-occurring THC bear the Prop 65 warning? In this article, I contend the answer is “no”.
In this video, Rod discusses delta-8 THC, CBD and cannabis in Europe and Mexico, the role of international treaties in cannabis reform, California’s Proposition 65, and the FDA’s position on CBD, among other cannabis issues.
The USDA issued a final rule on hemp production today. It will be formally published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2021 and become effective on March 22, 2021. Read the highlights in this article.