On August 20, 2020, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an interim final rule (“IFR”) pertaining to the classifications of marijuana and hemp under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) in light of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (“AIA”). Because the DEA … Read more about Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?
FDA Delivers Latest CBD Study to Congress
On July 8, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) delivered the results of its most comprehensive sampling study on the current cannabidiol (“CBD”) marketplace to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.1 Congress mandated FDA to … Read more about FDA Delivers Latest CBD Study to Congress
Marijuana, Hemp, CBD Shipping Guide for Consumers
Have you ever had a friend or family member ask you to ship them Edibles? Lotion? CBD? Something to help Aunt Sally’s sciatica? Shipping some of these things is not illegal, but it still can feel uneasy taking them to the post office. See below to navigate U.S. federal laws for shipping marijuana, … Read more about Marijuana, Hemp, CBD Shipping Guide for Consumers
Update on California Cannabis Products
On January 3, 2020, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a revised list of chemicals classified under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Prop 65”). The revised list includes delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). Rumors that … Read more about Update on California Cannabis Products
Canadian Study Assesses THC Residual Effects on Driving
Over the autumn of 2019, a group of researchers out of Toronto announced findings from a study conducted to determine the impact and residual effects of cannabis use on drivers. The study, included in the December issue Drug and Alcohol Dependence, an international journal devoted to … Read more about Canadian Study Assesses THC Residual Effects on Driving
As you may or may not know, the majority of the drugs in this country—both prescription and recreational—are regulated according to the “Schedule” they fall into. The scheduling system has five levels (I-V) and was established by the Controlled Substances Act. The restrictions and regulations … Read more about Schedule I?
The Rise of CBD (and How it Can Benefit Hemp Growers)
Update: September 26, 2019: It's amazing how far we have come as an industry. Looking back on this blog entry that I wrote in August of 2015 it's amazing to see the progress that has been made. Hemp is finally legal nationwide, the compounds extracted from it are no longer Schedule I substances and … Read more about The Rise of CBD (and How it Can Benefit Hemp Growers)