On June 6, an update from the United States Postal Service (USPS) arrived with new and more straightforward guidelines for mailing hemp and CBD in the United States.
Texas finally came around and enacted House Bill 1325 (HB1325), which regulates hemp production in the state. The law went into effect last night.
I spoke with Elijah Wolfson of Time Magazine about CBD after the FDA hearing. We spoke about several issues, including how to regulate CBD for mass market consumption while protecting the integrity of the clinical drug trials process.
The USDA issued an important legal opinion letter today regarding hemp covering four main topics.
Rod was selected to speak at FDA’s Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds Public Hearing on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Super Lawyers discussed hemp and CBD business law with Rod Kight for a May, 2019 story.
Lawmakers in Oregon are currently considering a revolutionary bill that would allow the Governor to enter into compacts for the purpose of engaging in commerce between two marijuana legal states.
Hemp and marijuana look the same and have the same odor, both unburned and burned. This makes it impossible for law enforcement to use the appearance of marijuana or the odor of marijuana to develop probable cause for arrest, seizure of the item, or probable cause for a search warrant.
Operation Candy Crush was eventually crushed. All charged were dropped, the store owners’ criminal records were expunged, their stores were ordered reopened, and their seized merchandise was returned. Angry and frustrated, many of them filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging violations of their civil rights.
In addition to expanding South Carolina’s existing hemp program, the Bill also provides much needed clarification on certain definitions (and prohibitions) related to hemp.