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.
Failing to establish testing uniformity almost guarantees mayhem as buyers and growers attempt to create an interstate market for hemp because of the uncertainty a buyer in one state faces when attempting to import hemp from another state.
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.
Jobs in the legal cannabis industry are coming by the hundreds of thousands and there’s no sign of that halting.
The “wild west” days of manufacturing and selling cannabis products outside the sphere of regulatory influence are rapidly coming to an end.
There is really no portion of American life that the Hemp for Victory bill does not touch. It seeks to study the potential uses of hemp across all sectors of our economy.
Based on the SC Attorney General’s opinion, not only would the person possessing or handling hemp without a license be subject to criminal liability, the hemp they were in possession of could be subject to seizure by law enforcement.