2020 Sun Cup Winners Gleam Law is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sun Cup, a competition between outdoor farmers organized by the Washington SunGrowers Industry Association (WSIA). Competition is stiff since many of the state’s top outdoor growers enter submissions. Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients! Best Full Term THC…

Virginia Governor Signs Bill Regulating CBD as Food Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law that would classify CBD as food. The importance of this to the hemp and CBD industry cannot be understated. Currently, the FDA has not approved CBD as either Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS, for introduction to food items) or as a…

It’s an exciting time to be in hemp and CBD! I have attended and spoken at several conferences over the last year. I have been in places as diverse as Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Orlando. The products I have seen have made me excited about the future of the industry. I have seen products ranging…

Washington State passed the final hurdle for solidifying its status as a hemp-producing powerhouse. On February 20, 2020,  the USDA issued its approval of Washington’s Hemp Plan. The plan was an outgrowth of the passage of Senate Bill 5276, Washington’s Hemp Production Bill, which passed on April 26, 2019. The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2014…

Attorney Justin Walsh was featured on a KOMO News piece focusing on the rise of CBD. Before Washington State’s first CBD Expo, Justin spoke with KOMO News’ Connie Thompson regarding labeling CBD products and its role as medicine vs supplement. The new piece and video can be found on KOMO News’ webpage.

With the Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, states are scrambling to update their Hemp Pilot Programs and replace them with permanent hemp laws and regulation. Washington State is no exception. On January 16, Senate Bill 5276 (officially titled “Authorizing hemp production in conformance with the agricultural improvement act of 2018”) was introduced. In its…

It’s not often that the entire country mobilizes and gets excited over a crop. But hemp legalization is altogether different. For the first time in generations, hemp cultivation and sales are federally permitted (as long as you have a hemp license) and this change has made quite the splash. With a pen made of hemp,…

Idaho State Police seized nearly 7,000 pounds of what they are calling “illicit marijuana” from a truck shipping the crop from Oregon to Colorado. Idaho isn’t a legal cannabis state, so makes sense…right? Well, not so fast. This story gets a little more complicated. The truck’s bill of landing referred to the shipment as industrial…

On December 11, 2018, a historic moment took place in Washington D.C. For the first time since the early days of the country, lawmakers voted on sweeping changes to hemp production in the United States. With the stroke of a pen made from hemp, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signed off on the 2018 Farm Bill….

In recent years, the legal status of marijuana, CBD, and hemp have been common topics of discussion on the local, national, and international scale. As legalization in its many forms has spread in the United States, the conversation around cannabis and its effects has become more nuanced and commonplace. Recently, cannabinoid research company Verda Bio…