As anyone involved in the cannabis industry is aware, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held hearings on May 31, 2019. Ostensibly, the hearing was about “Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds”. In reality, it was about cannabidiol (CBD) in foods, cosmetics, and dietary supplements.
My client’s interaction with DHL reiterates my view that it is usually best to ship hemp and hemp products through the US Postal Service.
I spoke with Elijah Wolfson of Time Magazine about CBD after the FDA hearing. We spoke about several issues, including how to regulate CBD for mass market consumption while protecting the integrity of the clinical drug trials process.
Rod was selected to speak at FDA’s Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds Public Hearing on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Super Lawyers discussed hemp and CBD business law with Rod Kight for a May, 2019 story.
Operation Candy Crush was eventually crushed. All charged were dropped, the store owners’ criminal records were expunged, their stores were ordered reopened, and their seized merchandise was returned. Angry and frustrated, many of them filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging violations of their civil rights.
Melissa Schiller of Cannabis Business Times reached out to me last month to discuss hemp certification and published an article about it this month.
In this article I will describe what is meant by “Total THC”, discuss why it has become an issue, lay out the arguments that support it, and conclude by arguing that the concept of “Total THC” is misplaced and not supported by the plain language of the 2018 Farm Bill.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, the NC Dept. of Agriculture conducted a statewide inspection of hemp processors and retail outlets selling hemp flower and CBD products. The inspection was unannounced and caused significant speculation across the state.
Rod Kight is honored to be listed in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine’s “100 People You Should Know” list in its Spring 2019 edition.