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.
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 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.
Rod Kight is honored to be listed in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine’s “100 People You Should Know” list in its Spring 2019 edition.
Hemp industry professionals want, (and more importantly consumers deserve) accountability, and a standard set of protocols that they can follow to ensure that hemp and CBD products are safe, and contain CBD in concentrations that match their labels.
Whether a company can claim an exclusive right to use a specific term in connection with hemp ultimately depends on that company’s conduct.