In case you couldn’t join us earlier this month, or would like to revisit some of the information, below is the recording from our most recent lunch hour webinar on Oregon hemp. Enjoy!

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Maine

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…

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Hemp-CBD Pet Foods Are Everywhere But Are They Legal?

According to recent reporting, pet industry spending is expected to reach $96 billion by 2020 with CBD as one of its fastest growing sections. Following the enactment of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”), there has been a huge interest in the use of hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp-CBD”) for our furry friends. Yet,…

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BREAKING NEWS: California Hemp Laws Get Revamped

On October 12, 2019, Governor Newsom announced that he had signed SB-153, a bill aimed at making significant changes to California’s hemp cultivation law. As I’ve written before, the bill is a major change for California hemp laws for the following reasons: The bill adds a new definition of “industrial hemp”.  There are now separate (and…

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Louisiana

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…

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CBD Products and False Advertising Under the Lanham Act

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Hemp/CBD litigation forecast in which I predicted that at some point a CBD company will make use of the Lanham Act by claiming that a competitor is engaging in false or misleading advertising. (See here). In that post I promised to go into the Lanham Act in further…

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Amid Trade War, Farmers Lean on a New Crop: Hemp
October 8, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment With the rising popularity of CBD products, farmers are growing hemp. Some see it as a way to ride out President Trump’s fight over trade. Others fear it may not last. ROSEVILLE, Ill. — Surrounded by waist-high hemp plants, Andy Huston, a... Read more
A new hemp factory has opened that will specialize in producing a sustainably sourced wood substitute. HempWood, operated by a company called Fibonacci LLC, is the brainchild of owner Greg Wilson and his experience working with Chinese bamboo technology. His process purports to mimic the growth algorithm of oak... Read more
Cannabis courses, research spring up at colleges – and industry is taking note
(Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared earlier on Marijuana Business Daily.) Both hemp and marijuana businesses are taking careful note as professional cannabis courses and programs spring up at universities and other educational institutions across the country. Examples include Northern Michigan University, Doane University in Nebraska, the... Read more
Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Kentucky

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…

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