Texas finally came around and enacted House Bill 1325 (HB1325), which regulates hemp production in the state. The law went into effect last night.
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.
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.
In this article I will describe what is meant by “Total THC”, discuss why it has become an issue, lay out the arguments that support it, and conclude by arguing that the concept of “Total THC” is misplaced and not supported by the plain language of the 2018 Farm Bill.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, the NC Dept. of Agriculture conducted a statewide inspection of hemp processors and retail outlets selling hemp flower and CBD products. The inspection was unannounced and caused significant speculation across the state.
I’m excited to be on a panel at NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver this Friday to discuss “Legal Insight: Farm Bill, Policy, Regulation”.
A WV federal court dismissed a case brought against hemp farmers, ruling that hemp is not a controlled substance and may be transported across state lines.
If Congress legislates a solution to the cannabis commerce problem it is difficult to envision cryptocurrencies gaining a foothold. But if Congress fails to act, cryptocurrencies may become intwined with future cannabis commerce.