In this keynote speech Rod addresses perils facing the hemp industry, including the threat posed by Big Marijuana, cannabis associations that purport to advocate for hemp while promoting corporate marijuana interests, and the current crisis for hemp in NC. Rod also discusses important federal law issues and practical recommendations for the hemp industry.
Category: Federal Commerce- USA
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.
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”.
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.
Should delta-8 THC and other intoxicating hemp products be sold by convenience stores and other retailers? How can they be marketed and regulated to ensure that they are both safe and not easily obtained by minors? I discuss these and other issues in a recent video podcast on the CPG & CBD University Podcast.
I am fortunate enough to speak with clients, attorneys, and other experts in the cannabis industry on a daily basis and have some thoughts about what we can expect for cannabis (by which I mean both “hemp” and “marijuana”) in 2002.
In this article I argue that products containing hemp extract with delta-9 THC concentrations sufficient to cause intoxication that do not exceed the legal limit of 0.3% on a dry weight basis are not controlled substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act and that attempting to regulate hemp products based on intoxication is a Fool’s Errand.
Our position on D8 from hemp was recently confirmed by the DEA in two public announcements- a webinar and a letter. See the video and read the letter in this post.
With limited exceptions, the USPS will no longer accept or send any package that contains hemp vaping products. Hemp vapes that are deposited in the mail are subject to seizure and forfeiture and senders are subject to criminal fines, imprisonment, and civil penalties.