In a nail-biter scenario, the NC General Assembly passed hemp legislation late this afternoon, one day before all of the state’s existing hemp laws are set to expire. We expect the bill to be signed by Governor Cooper shortly. Thank you to all of the NC hemp industry participants and hemp-friendly legislators who got this done.
Category: Business and Commerce Law
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.
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.
Virginia’s attempt to provide further clarity regarding hemp extract and hemp-derived products has instead resulted in additional and onerous regulations that challenge the vitality of an industry it once strongly supported.
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.
Due to a combination of factors, the hemp and CBD industry as we now know it in North Carolina may be about to end very soon.
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.
In June 2021 Kentucky state troopers raided two lawful hemp retail stores in Morehead, Kentucky regarding delta-8 THC and other novel cannabinoids. This article reports on a recent court injunction arising out of this raid.