Hemp Legally Speaking
The Hemp Legally Speaking Blog focuses on all the interrelated areas of the hemp-derived CBD business, from cultivation and production to warehousing, transportation, marketing and retail. It provides timely updates on both national and state-specific hemp regulations and enforcement trends, with articles written by attorneys regarded as leading advocates for the hemp industry — including Jonathan Miller, who has played an outsized role in crafting and securing passage of state and federal legislation that ensured hemp’s legalization, particularly the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill.
While compliance remains the principle focus of the blog, our contributors also provide insights on entity formation, product liability, and trademark and patent protections for hemp-related IP, as well as other issues unique to the industrial hemp and CBD marketplaces. You can subscribe below to get the latest in hemp law news and analysis sent directly to your inbox.
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Webinar: CBD – Future Regulatory Pathways in the U.S.
June 24, 2021 | Blogs
While the FDA continues to delay action regarding regulation of CBD consumable products, lawmakers c...
Webinar: Key Banking and Credit Card Processing Issues All Hemp Businesses Must Get Right
April 6, 2021 | Blogs
Hemp and CBD businesses continue to face challenges with banking, credit card processing and other f...
Webinar: Are You Protecting Your Hemp and CBD-Related IP?
July 30, 2020 | Blogs
Given the lifted prohibition on hemp and CBD under the 2018 Farm Bill, there is currently a gold rus...
Continued Hurdles for Trademarks in the CBD Industry
July 1, 2020 | Blogs
The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) just issued a precedential decision that will conti...
Hemp and CBD Class Actions
June 4, 2020 | Blogs
Early this year, plaintiffs’ lawyers filed seven nationwide class actions in California federal co...
Frost Brown Todd Earns Dismissal in Hemp Lawsuit
May 26, 2020 | Blogs
Colorado-based Elixinol cleared of manufacturing misleading products A team of Frost Brown Todd (FBT...
Hemp Farmers and the CARES Act
April 3, 2020 | Blogs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a sweeping third-wave relief pac...
Webinar: Hemp FDA Regulatory Update
March 5, 2020 | Blogs
Overview Over the past year, hemp products have been springing up everywhere, both online and in r...
Hemp-chising – Why Hemp Companies Should Consider Franchising?
February 20, 2020 | Blogs
Franchising is not an industry. It is a distribution model that can be utilized within any industry ...
Webinar: Banking America’s Hemp Businesses
December 11, 2019 | Blogs
Overview The new industrial hemp industry presents financial institutions with exciting business o...
Is a regulatory “pathway” to the marketing of CBD food and supplement products farther away than...
December 10, 2019 | Blogs
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has just issued a batch of new warning letters and a co...
Which Hemp and CBD Trademarks Can be Registered?
December 5, 2019 | Blogs
Wave of Trademark Applications Filed for CBD-Related Products On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Tr...
How Do I Grow Hemp in Ohio?
December 4, 2019 | Blogs
Soil. Seeds. Sunlight. A license – AND A LOT OF HARD WORK. With the explosion of the hemp-derived ...
Bank Regulators Get into the Weeds About Industrial Hemp
December 4, 2019 | Blogs
Four key federal banking regulatory agencies, joined by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, is...
Avoiding the Franchise & Business Opportunity Law Traps
November 20, 2019 | Blogs
Distribution Laws Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, distribution and retail activities involv...
The latest hemp laws state-by-state: October 2019
November 19, 2019 | Blogs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim final rule for the U.S. Domestic Hemp...
Webinar: Hemp, CBD and Federal Regulation
November 18, 2019 | Blogs
Overview The USDA recently issued its Interim Final Rule on U.S. hemp production. The FDA contin...
Are CBD Products Really Legal?
November 5, 2019 | Blogs
Over the past year, hemp products have been springing up everywhere, both online and in retail outle...
Hemp Production Regulation in Final Stages
October 31, 2019 | Blogs
On October 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a draft version of the inter...
The latest hemp laws state-by-state: September 2019
October 21, 2019 | Blogs
In September, three states authorized the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD, one state Board of Pharma...
You Down with CBD? Yea You Know Me – States Look to Incentivize and Tax Growing Hemp Industry
October 2, 2019 | Blogs
Planting the Seed – How the Hemp Industry Began to Bloom Few products have ever taken the market b...
The latest hemp laws state-by-state: August 2019
September 11, 2019 | Blogs
The hemp industry took a step forward as one state expanded its hemp program and one non-hemp progra...
The latest hemp laws state-by-state: July 2019
August 9, 2019 | Blogs
One state established a hemp growth program, one governor vetoed legislation expanding his state’s...
Ohio, Let’s Talk About C-B-D, Let’s Talk About Hemp Baby
July 31, 2019 | Blogs
It’s official — with Governor DeWine’s signature, Senate Bill 57 legalized hemp-derived produc...
Obtaining Federal Trademark Protection for Hemp and CBD Products
July 23, 2019 | Blogs
Background While marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, decriminalization of marijuana in o...
The latest hemp laws state-by-state: May 2019
June 12, 2019 | Blogs
Hemp growth programs took root in four different states, expanded in two states, and legislation awa...
Hemp and CBD Sales Bill Cultivated in Ohio
March 29, 2019 | Blogs
Hemp is not marijuana – let us start there. This is a critical distinction the Ohio legislature ha...
Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Earn Dismissal in Groundbreaking Hemp Lawsuit
March 11, 2019 | Blogs
The United States District Court for The Southern District of West Virginia dismissed the case again...
Now is the Time to Plan IP Strategies for Industrial Hemp
February 22, 2019 | Blogs
The use case for industrial hemp – defined under federal law as cannabis plants or plant parts con...
The Era of Hemp Prohibition is Over
December 20, 2018 | Blogs
With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is now fully and permanently removed from drug control ...
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