The US Hemp Production Handbook offers a high-level, concise overview of the basic rules and regulations for producing hemp in the United States. This handbook highlights commonalities and distinctions between State/Tribal Plans and the Federal Plan. Among other topics, the handbook addresses disclosing land information, sampling and testing hemp crops, and disposing of non-compliant plants. The U.S. Hemp Production Handbook may be viewed and downloaded here.…
In this inaugural article we will introduce each type of intellectual property protection and set out some preliminary questions raised by the legalization of hemp. In the series of posts which follow, we will explore the answers to those questions and continually update those answers as the hemp and CBD regulatory and legal landscape continues to evolve. By way of background, state and federal law provide an arsenal of regimes for the protection of intellectual…
The hemp industry is growing on a global scale with many private equity groups, investors, venture capitalists, industry leaders, and established corporations seeking to take advantage of consumer and commercial opportunities in this industry. However, many hemp producers, investors, and corporations alike worry about complying with the hemp regulations since there is an inconsistent patchwork at the state and local level and complex, evolving federal regulations. Consequences of Producing Non-Compliant Hemp discusses the testing requirements…
Welcome to Cultivate! A DLA Piper blog focusing on critical legal issues affecting the nascent hemp and CBD industry. The CBD industry is brand new; and the laws and regulations affecting it are in a seemingly perpetual state of flux. It is our mission at Cultivate to guide our readers through the need-to-know information relevant to the industry, while fostering a dialogue about the issues that will shape the future of CBD businesses for years…
Track the Status of Cases That Matter the Most The Litigation Tracker will track the status of key cases across multiple legal domains — such as securities enforcement, product liability, and intellectual property — so you know where courts stand on hot topic issues.…