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.
The International Cannabis Law Bar Association held a conference in NYC on a wide array of cannabis law topics by some of the most active cannabis law attorneys in the country, including Kight Law attorneys Rod Kight and Kamran Aryah.
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.
Federal law does not prohibit the sale of firearms to those arrested for domestic violence even though over half of female homicides occur at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. But if granny uses cannabis to treat her glaucoma, she can’t legally defend the homestead with her rifle?
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.
The “wild west” days of manufacturing and selling cannabis products outside the sphere of regulatory influence are rapidly coming to an end.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has “an unpublished policy” stating that the office does not consider employment in industries related to marijuana as either reliable or stable. These are among the two most important criteria for determining creditworthiness and who qualifies to purchase a home.