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Will Congress Provide Direction to FDA?

Earlier this week, as part of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee meeting, Senator Mitch McConnell (KY) submitted language concerning hemp-derived products and the FDA’s lingering uncertainty concerning the same as a potential proposal to be included as part of forthcoming budgetary legislation. The forthcoming proposed budget provides $2 million to the FDA for research, policy

By |2019-09-20T11:47:25-06:00September 20th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Our Voice|

California’s State of Hemp

It’s midsummer with California’s State Assembly in recess, a great time to assess the state of hemp in the Golden State. Consistent with history, we find both progress and growing pains in the process. At the end of April, after much anticipation, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) made registration applications available to

By |2019-08-30T16:25:18-06:00August 19th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

Hemp Update: 2018 in Review

More than a decade since its seminal ruling in HIA v. DEA II (2004), the Ninth Circuit again weighed in on hemp issues in 2018. Last time around, the Court invalidated a proposed DEA rule that would have prohibited the human consumption of hemp food and body care products. This time, the DEA issued a seemingly innocuous

By |2019-08-19T20:32:54-06:00February 5th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

California Legalization 2018: Navigating the Regulatory Process

With the kick off of California’s first legal adult use cannabis sales on Jan. 1, comes a lot of confusion. While the state just issued emergency draft regulations on Nov. 16, Los Angeles and San Francisco are among the many cities still struggling to adopt local rules for cannabis shops and growers. Without local regulations, there could

By |2019-08-20T01:44:31-06:00November 28th, 2017|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|