Considering the large and growing number of hemp and CBD companies doing business in the US right now, the companies that received warning letters might rightly consider themselves unlucky.
In this article I will discuss the Rule’s impact on hemp that was grown and harvested in 2019, much of which is currently on the market.
As the cannabis industry matures, insurance is becoming a major factor in its growth and normalization. In many respects, the development and availability of insurance products signals a new phase in the industry.
I typically advise my clients to ship hemp products through the US Mail. Unlike private carriers, the US Postal Service (USPS) cannot open packages unless it has probable cause to do so. One of the unexpected effects of hemp legalization is that the mere smell of cannabis no longer constitutes probable cause to believe that the package contains illegal marijuana.
WLOS covered the emerging smokable hemp issue. I am happy to have been interviewed for the story.
It appears the FDA is most concerned with the flavors that may be attractive to minors, such as mango, strawberry etc… Recalling that some of the terpenes in hemp can mimic some of these flavors, it may be that the FDA would consider hemp terpenes a flavoring and that they would be included in the ban.
“The fact that local law enforcement may need to adjust tactics and training in response to changes in federal law is not a sufficient basis for enacting unconstitutional legislation.”
The overall consensus among the panel members was that smokable hemp should be permitted in any state with an industrial hemp program. It provides consumers an alternative method of consuming industrial hemp, with many people choosing this approach to obtain its therapeutic benefits.
It is clear is that the FTC has fully entered the CBD regulatory space and we can expect to hear more from it during the coming months.
Jobs in the legal cannabis industry are coming by the hundreds of thousands and there’s no sign of that halting.