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 |2020-09-29T19:52:11-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

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

Written by Ashley Simpson, Attorney 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

By |2020-09-23T14:22:35-06:00September 21st, 2020|Government and Policy, 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|

USDA Approves Texas Hemp Plan

Texas Authorizes Hemp Products In June of last year, Texas passed hemp legislation that authorizes the production, manufacture, retail sale, and inspection of hemp and hemp-derived products in Texas, including consumable hemp products that contain cannabidiol (“CBD”). Hemp is not currently legal to grow in Texas. However, changes are on the horizon for the Lone

By |2020-07-27T17:46:29-06:00January 30th, 2020|Government and Policy|

FDA and FTC Issue Joint Warning Letter

On Tuesday, the FDA and FTC issued another joint Warning Letter to a company for selling and marketing “unapproved new drugs” containing CBD in violation of federal law. Not surprisingly, the letter cites numerous disease claims included in the marketing of these products (e.g., statements related to the treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease, depression,

By |2019-12-18T13:03:22-07:00October 25th, 2019|Hemp|
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