On the west coast, the term “cannabis” is quickly replacing “marijuana” as the preferred term. While this may be proper and laudable from a botanical and historical perspective, it muddies the water when analyzing legal issues.
I recently talked cannabis law with attorney Tom Howard. We discussed cannabis law, CBD, THC testing, marijuana legal trivia, emerging trends, and lots of other things. Here’s the video.
The Hemp Authority wants your comments on its certification program, which it is calling “Guidance Plan 1.0”, so that it can revise it into “Guidance plan 2.0”. The deadline for commenting is April 15, 2019.
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.
The USPS acknowledges the legal status of hemp derived CBD and provides temporary “acceptance criteria” for demonstrating when a mailing is compliant.
The Hemp Authority has proposed a certification program that many leading stakeholders contend is flawed. Fortunately, it’s agreed to work on “version 2.0”.
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.
The USDA is seeking public input regarding the 2018 Farm Bill. It will accept written comments through March 1, 2019.
The upshot of all this generally, and in North Carolina specifically, is that there is strong legal precedent that businesses may continue to sell products containing full-spectrum hemp extract derived from lawful hemp.
A good hemp biomass and CBD broker knows how to identify and tame “unicorn” deals with effective strategies.