Are Precision Fermented Cannabinoids (PFC) an Existential Threat to the Cannabis Industry?…
Category: Legal Advocacy
A group of leading hemp organizations, companies, and advocates sent a letter to Senators Schumer, Booker, and Wyden today requesting important changes to provisions of the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act” (CAOA) regarding hemp and cannabidiol (CBD). You can read their letter in this blog post.
I recently discussed cannabis banking, taxation, federal legalization, and cannabis legalization in Mexico with Earl Carruthers of CannaBiz Connect. You can watch the of our conversation video here.
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.
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?
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?