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…

Update on Hemp Banking On December 3, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a letter to financial institutions highlighting the interagency guidance on providing banking services to customers engaged in hemp production. The letter provided the following: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp as a Schedule 1 controlled…

SAFE Banking Act A Win for Cannabis Banking The relationship between state and federal government in the U.S. has been strained from the beginning. The most obvious example from the last decade is the Cannabis industry. While the 2018 Farm Bill, spearheaded by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnel, brought hemp (Cannabis products containing less than 0.3%…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. Hemp is Legal, Why is Banking Still Hard? THE AGRICULTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2018 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE STATE OF ‘HEMP BANKING’  In December 2019, the federal Agriculture Improvement Act…

Redefining Medication While in Line with the TSA Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go, you’re standing here outside TSA, You’d hate to wind up with a criminal record… Did you pack medication? Will they land you in federal prison? Is your pill box TSA approved? Because you’re leaving on a jet plane, don’t…

Price Hikes for Hemp Licenses Could be Coming in Washington State  Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law with focus on CBD Law. Hemp, once a staple of American industry, is slowly taking hold as a cash crop. The aftermath of 1998’s legalization of the importation of hemp has shown that there is a…

California Department of Public Health Prohibits CBD in Food Products By Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law PLLC According to a recent FAQ released by the California Department of Public Health’s Food & Drug Branch (CDPH-FDB), CBD is prohibited from use in any food product sold outside of the legal cannabis industry in the state….

Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC. Cannabis laws are rapidly evolving across the world. This has been no less true when it comes to cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis that does not have the psychoactive effect typically associated with marijuana, which is…

Marijuana Reform Garnering Cautious Bipartisan Congressional Support Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  National cannabis policy is more about politics than science and has been for decades. That is as true today as when Richard Nixon pushed the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 to punish anti-war liberals and black civil rights…