Hallelujah, Hemp is Legal.   Christmas came early this year as yesterday the President of the United States signed the long awaited 2018 Farm Bill into law, officially ending the federal prohibition of hemp. Overall, the 2018 Farm Bill is a big win for hemp businesses nationwide and marks a pivotal moment for the entire…
Kudos to these members of the Washington State Legislature. From the letter: “The LCB has cultivated a culture of enforcement that centers around violations and license removals as if it was a full jurisdiction law enforcement agency closing down drug cartels.” And: “It should be unacceptable to anyone who cares about the safe establishment of…
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold public hearings on CBD in April, according to statements made by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, during a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. The purpose of the public hearing will be to start the rule making process and gather stakeholder input on how the FDA can regulate hemp-derived CBD.…
January 31, 2019 OLCC Marijuana Report finds that Marijuana Supply in the Recreational Market is Twice the Level of Current Demand On January 31, 2019, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) released its 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report, intended to provide information to members of the Oregon State Senate and House of…
Estate Planning Considerations for Cannabis Professionals In our practice, we have found that many new cannabis business owners overlook updating their estate plans to account for their new legal cannabis assets. Because of the unique challenges inherent in a state-legal cannabis business, business owners need to take special care when updating or drafting their estate…
Today, the House and Senate delivered a final version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the President for signature into law. The Farm Bill is an unprecedented step forward for the hemp industry, and removes many of the legal obstacles to hemp businesses in the United States.…
Today, the House and Senate delivered a final version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the President for signature into law. The Farm Bill is an unprecedented step forward for the hemp industry, and removes many of the legal obstacles to hemp businesses in the United States.…
As cannabis prices in Oregon continue to decrease due to oversupply, we are seeing more of our clients throw their hat into the industrial hemp arena.  The 2014 Farm Bill, which authorized hemp production under certain state research programs, expired on September 30th, but growers and entrepreneurs appear unphased and see hemp as a lucrative…
On December 7, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) published a newly revised set of permanent regulations which it submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) earlier last week. The OAL is currently reviewing the draft permanent regulations and will complete their review on or by January 16, 2018 (30 working days from the…
Today, the House and Senate delivered a final version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the President for signature into law. The Farm Bill is an unprecedented step forward for the hemp industry, and removes many of the legal obstacles to hemp businesses in the United States.…