May 2019 Cannabis Legislative Updates Including New THC Limits For Industrial Hemp
by Ferdinand Ruplin, Green Light Law Group
Rules and regulations continue to evolve and develop in the world of cannabaceae. On May 15th, the ODA adopted final rules that permanently put on the books the proposed rules that were filed in March of this year. The most controversial change in the new rules involves the calculation of the maximum limit of THC allowed in industrial hemp. Beginning January 1, 2020, rather than calculating the 0.3% limit based on the amount of delta 9 THC, the THC limit in industrial hemp will be calculated based onclick here to continue reading
USDA Provides Legal Guidance for Transportation and Shipment of Hemp Products Across State Lines
by Emily Burns, Green Light Law Group
On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Office of General Counsel published the first federal agency guidance document related to the 2018 Farm Bill legislation that legalized the production of industrial hemp plants for commercial purposes. The guidance document, available here, provides insight into the federal agency’s interpretation of the legislative changes associated with passage of the bill. While guidance is not legally binding, the conclusions of agency officials will remain in effect absent a challenge toclick here to continue reading