I was asked to prepare an open letter to the hemp and CBD industry regarding concerns with the proposed US Hemp Authority Certification Program as developed and championed by the Hemp Roundtable and supported by the Hemp Industries Association.
I recently enjoyed some in depth discussions with editor Maryam Heinan and writer Alexandra Preston about hemp and CBD under the the 2018 Farm Bill.
All cannabis products come from cannabis plants, which necessarily grow from cannabis seeds. This article is a summary overview of the legal status of cannabis seeds in four select European countries, with a postscript about importing seeds into the USA.
These two issues will define and shape the hemp and CBD industry in 2019.
According to all predictions the hemp and CBD industry is about to take off like a rocket ship.
I had a great time recently talking with award winning journalist Rhiannon Fionn, editor and publisher of the Carolina Cannabis News (CCN), for a recent podcast.
In a very real and practical way, using one testing method can result in a different legal outcome than a using a different method.
I enjoyed sharing a panel to discuss hemp legal issues with my friends and fellow attorneys at the Southern US Hemp Conference and Expo this week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Growing hemp in the US will be different next year, whether or not Congress finally gets its act together and passes the 2018 Farm Bill with its new hemp provisions.
Congress has not yet enacted the 2018 Farm Bill. It is likely to pass within the next 8 weeks or so. However, what is the current legal status of industrial hemp now that the 2014 Farm Act has expired?