The Source Rule, which says that the source of a cannabinoid determines its legal status, is embedded into the legal fabric of the cannabis industry. In this article I respond to arguments claiming that the Source Rule is dead and show that, far from dead, it is now more relevant than ever.
Category: Business Transactions
DEA Seed Letter – Triumph or Trap?
Since the DEA’s Seed Letter became public I have fielded a number of calls from clients about selling cannabis seeds. Everyone wants to know if it is possible to sell cannabis seeds and other low-THC cannabis materials, such as cannabis clones, and stay out of legal trouble. The answer is, “It depends”.
The Hemp Industry (Including D8) Needs Your Support to Defeat the DEA (Video)
Members of the legal team suing the DEA recently discussed the case, why it is critical to the hemp industry’s survival, and what a loss would mean for hemp companies across the nation. Watch the video here.
Mieux Vaut Tard Que Jamais- France Approves CBD Sales but Prohibits Hemp Flower
France recently announced a liberalization of its laws governing hemp. The French import and export market for hemp and hemp products is open.
Are Precision Fermented Cannabinoids an Existential Threat to the Cannabis Industry? (Podcast)
Are Precision Fermented Cannabinoids (PFC) an Existential Threat to the Cannabis Industry?…
Rod Discusses Cannabis Banking, Taxation, Federal Legalization, and Mexico With CannaBiz Connect (Video)
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.
Rod Discusses Psychedelics and Cannabis On “How to Launch an Industry” (Podcast)
“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”.
Rod Discusses Legal Challenges Facing Hemp and CBD with The CBD Guide (Podcast)
Listen to an in-depth conversation about the challenges facing hemp and CBD businesses with Rod Kight and Scott Hawksworth of The CBD Guide.
Kentucky Gets It Wrong On Delta-8 THC
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?