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…
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.…
Friends, McAllister Garfield has an active Indian Law practice that works with Native American tribes to carry out hemp and cannabis projects around the country. See https://mcallistergarfield.com/tribal-law/ McAllister Garfield lawyer Jeff Cormell (see https://mcallistergarfield.com/team/jeffrey-cormell/ ) will be a guest on Native American Calling show tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, 2019, at 11am mountain time, discussing the…
As everyone knows, the 2018 Farm Bill (formally known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-334) legalized industrial hemp by adding it to the list of agricultural commodities and removing it from federal controlled substance schedules. We have seen a rapid expansion in the number of hemp businesses in Oregon and…
On December 12, 2018, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill which legalizes industrial hemp by removing hemp with less than .3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC from the Controlled Substances Act. Importantly, the 2018 Farm Bill provides an administrative mechanism for American Indian tribes to assume primary regulatory authority over the production of industrial hemp and…
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…
Friends, Sean McAllister participated in a cannabis law symposium yesterday, which included newly appointed Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn. Sean gave a speech about the options for financing cannabis companies without bank loans and Sean had a chance to interact with Mr. Dunn during the event, see the attached photo. Mr. Dunn laid out his…
DEAR LAWYER: My case is headed to trial, the other side doesn’t want to settle, and I think I’m going to get a big judgment against me. Can I make the case go away by declaring bankruptcy? DEAR CLIENT: While actually filing a bankruptcy petition in federal bankruptcy court is not quite as dramatic as The…
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…
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…