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.
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As a cannabis attorney, one of the questions I am asked most frequently is whether hemp and hemp products can be transported across state lines.
In this article decided to take a philosophical approach and ask whether the USDA’s Interim Rule for hemp will initiate a crisis or create novel opportunities in the hemp industry.
The USDA Interim Rule regarding hemp is 161 pages long. This article discusses the Rule’s key provisions.
The USDA has created at least two provisions regarding testing that will have a dramatic effect on 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.
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.
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.
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.