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.
Online sellers of hemp vapes and CBD vapes are implicated in a new federal law that places stringent requirements on retailers of vaping products.
The FTC recently issued fines and sanctions to six CBD product manufacturers who were accused of providing misleading information to consumers about the benefits of hemp extract and CBD.
There are many challenges with advising clients or potential clients about ∆8, one of which is the fact that many states across the country regulate hemp, hemp-derived CBD, and ∆8 differently. As a result, there is no “one-size-fits all” answer to whether ∆8 products can be manufactured, distributed, or sold within a given state.
Listen to Rod and other industry experts discuss the dichotomy between patenting psychedelics compounds and promoting free and open research, the complexities of South American cannabis in Europe, the 12,000 year old relationship between humans and psychedelics, a side by side comparison of two hallucinogenic substances, and how well various cannabinoids permeate the skin.
A UN committee voted today on six proposals regarding cannabis. In addition to voting to remove cannabis from schedule IV, the Committee voted on five other related proposals.