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Rod Kight recently discussed emerging issues in cannabis law with Tom Howard. I recently talked cannabis law with attorney Tom Howard. We discussed cannabis law, CBD, THC testing, marijuana legal trivia, emerging trends, and lots of other things. Here’s the video: [embedded content] March 24, 2019 Rod Kight is an attorney who represents lawful cannabis businesses. He speaks at cannabis conferences across the country, drafts and presents cannabis legislation to foreign governments, is regularly…
Your comments on the Hemp Authority certification program are urgently needed. Tell the Hemp Authority your thoughts about its certification program before April 15. I recently wrote about deficiencies in the certification program proposed by the Hemp Authority that are concerning to a number of industry stakeholders. You can read our open letter about the program here. In response to the open letter, we were invited to a meeting in Anaheim, CA held by…
The mouth swab drug test is commonly used by employers. Many companies require their employees to take drug tests. If your dream job is to join the military, work for the government, or even be employed at a hospital, you should definitely expect to be tested. Failing drug tests usually guarantees a job termination (or being turned down for a prospective job). With something this big at stake, it is crucial to be well-versed on…
West Virginia Supports Hemp and CBD This post was written by Kamran Aryah, an attorney with the Kight on Cannabis law firm. We have written extensively about federalism, meaning the interaction between state and federal law, when it comes to regulating and transporting hemp and hemp products. Last week, the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia handed down a major victory for several hemp cultivators (Defendants), vindicating the lawful status of…
The USPS has issued guidelines for mailing hemp CBD. Mailing cannabis products has always been hazardous and mostly illegal. Even lawful hemp and CBD shipments have routinely gotten seized. Fortunately, on March 4, 2019 the USPS quietly released a guide to mailing hemp derived CBD. In the “BMA Advisory: Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD“, a copy of which is embedded below, the USPS acknowledges the legal status of hemp derived CBD…
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s resignation raises questions about CBD. In a surprise move, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday that he will be resigning from his post at the end of the month. During his tenure, Gottlieb focused much of the Agency’s resources toward addressing tobacco use in teens, and curbing the proliferation of e-liquids, and vaporized nicotine delivery systems, again primarily among youth populations. Gottlieb also demonstrated…
The Hemp Authority has proposed a certification program that many leading stakeholders contend is flawed. I recently wrote and published an open letter, signed by many leading stakeholders in the hemp industry, about significant flaws in the proposed Hemp Authority certification program supported by the Hemp Roundtable (HRT) and Hemp Industries Association (HIA). You can read the letter here. The letter did not make me or the signors any new friends; however, to…
IS CRYPTOCURRENCY THE FUTURE OF CANNABIS COMMERCE? Despite the fact that states have legalized marijuana in some form, medically or recreationally, only about 400 financial institutions provide banking services for those operating businesses in the industry. This means that a great many cannabis businesses must rely on cash payments and are unable to accept payments such as credit or debit cards or checks. In addition to being inconvenient for their customers, running a cash business…
The USDA wants your comments about the 2018 Farm Bill. The USDA is seeking public input regarding the 2018 Farm Bill. According to the USDA, it will accept written comments through March 1, 2019. To submit comments, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID USDA–2019–0001. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. I chose to submit comments on testing methodology, which you can read below. (Note: You can read…
NC is aligned with the FDA on CBD. Last week, the Food and Drug Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) indicated that it would begin issuing warning letters, urging purveyors of CBD products to cease selling certain prohibited products. In a recent interview with Carolina Cannabis News Commissioner Reardon set forth his agency’s position and the reasons it decided to take action, which include a concern about…