Shipping a Super Crop: An Overview of Importation and Exportation of Hemp

This article is authored by managing attorney, Garrett Graff. Hemp is one of the most environmentally sustainable agricultural products as hemp is cultivated in a variety of climates and its uses are innumerable, including food, fuel, fabric, bioplastics, paper, and other industrial products. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) removed hemp from

By |2020-09-22T13:40:20-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

The Current Status of Hemp and the FDA

This article is authored by managing attorney, Garrett Graff. Finished products containing hemp-derived ingredients are becoming increasingly popular as a myriad of products have and continue to enter the market since the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”).  The 2018 Farm Bill reserved regulatory authority over finished products that contain

By |2020-09-22T13:22:29-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

Hemp Derivatives 101

This article is authored by attorney, Ashley Simpson. A recent trend in cannabis consumer products is testing the boundaries of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 — the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids from the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) entirely. Notably, it does not carve out specific cannabinoids

By |2020-09-22T12:35:33-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

Hemp Is Not Marijuana . . . Unless You Ask the DEA

DEA Tries to Define Hemp If you’re a hemp business, you probably understand the victory that came with Congress passing the 2018 Farm Bill. As most industry players know, this piece of federal legislation expressly confirmed that hemp is excluded from treatment as "marihuana" at the federal level. Importantly, the 2018 Farm Bill also more

By |2020-09-22T11:34:09-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

Organic Label Claims 101: What Hemp Businesses Need To Know Before Claiming “Organic” the Product Label

What Makes Hemp Organic? If you operate a business that manufactures, distributes, and/or sells hemp foods, supplements, or cosmetic products, your product may contain some organic ingredients. Your products may also include hemp extract ingredients derived from USDA-certified “organic” hemp crops. But what does this mean in terms of reflecting these organic ingredients on your

By |2020-09-22T11:21:01-06:00September 21st, 2020|Government and Policy, Hemp|


Hemp in America With cannabis history still very much in the making, there are many chapters already written about the plant’s legal and social evolution. It is important to understand the living history of marijuana and hemp in the United States in order to make sense of where cannabis — and the commercial cannabis industry

By |2020-09-04T09:51:50-06:00August 28th, 2020|Hemp|

Texas’ Smokable Hemp Ban – Raw Flower Not “Marketed” For Smoking Still Permitted

Written By: Ashley Simpson, HLG Attorney The Texas Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”) officially adopted rules concerning the manufacture, distribution, and retail sale of consumable hemp products on July 13, which become effective August 2. These rules were drafted to comply with Texas House Bill 1325 (“HB 1325”), which created Texas’ Hemp Program. Pursuant to Texas’ hemp

By |2020-08-06T11:06:16-06:00August 6th, 2020|Hemp|

Hemp CBD vs Marijuana CBD: What’s the Difference?

Differences Between Marijuana CBD and Hemp CBD Cannabidiol (or “CBD” for short) has gained immense popularity on the market in the U.S. and beyond over the last several years. CBD is just one of the many naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is typically associated with causing a “high” in

By |2020-09-04T10:34:41-06:00August 4th, 2020|Hemp|

What is a Cannabinoid?

Written By: Eric Singular Cannabis contains an array of unique chemicals, known as cannabinoids. The most prolific of these is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that legally distinguishes marijuana from industrial hemp. The other prominent cannabinoid, the one you’ve likely kept hearing about since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, is cannabidiol, better known

By |2020-08-04T13:01:37-06:00July 28th, 2020|Hemp|

The Future of Hemp in California

The Growth of California Hemp Four months into the great 21st-century pandemic, it is a good time to look at the progress California is making on hemp, the challenges it has faced, and where the hemp roads lead in the golden state. 2019 saw over 30,000 acres of hemp grown in California under the 2014

By |2020-08-03T09:46:05-06:00July 24th, 2020|Government and Policy, Hemp|
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