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.
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.
Watch an in-depth discussion about delta-8 THC and other cannabinoids, state regulation of hemp, and medical marijuana with Kight Law attorney Philip Snow and Joe Agostinelli of the CPG & CBD University Podcast.
France recently announced a liberalization of its laws governing hemp. The French import and export market for hemp and hemp products is open.
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.