A Survey of State CBD & Hemp Regulation Since The 2018 Farm Bill

 

 

Since the Farm Bill was signed into law, we have seen a number of new state laws addressing both the legality of hemp and products derived therefrom, most noticeably cannabidiol, better known as CBD. This piece provides a brief overview of some of the more interesting state laws concerning hemp and CBD, as well as recent developments.

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NCIA to DEA: Rescind the Interim Hemp Rule

 

 

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) released a statement urging the DEA to rescind their Interim Hemp Rule, which makes compliance essentially impossible for the hemp industry and puts companies in constant legal risk.

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ImEPIK Launches Cannabis Edibles Safety Course

 

 

The online training company has launched their newest course, focused on the safety of edible cannabis products.

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East Coast Cannalytics Accredited to ISO 17025

 

 

A2LA announced last week that they accredited ECC Labs to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, East Coast Cannalytics is an analytical and microbial testing lab. The first dispensary for Virginia's medical cannabis program opened its doors last week.

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Leaders in Infused Products Manufacturing: Part 1

 

 

In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry executives leading infused products and edibles companies. In Part 1, Green sits down with Keith Cich, co-founder of Sunderstorm, Inc. and the brand Kanha Gummies to hear about his product development and manufacturing processes, and how his business is growing.

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The UK Cannabis Industry Needs New PR Strategies

 

 

Whilst there is still much to learn and navigate in cannabis, PR has an important role to play in changing attitudes as the industry continues to expand and evolve. Whether you are flourishing cannabis brand, a start-up or ancillary cannabis business, PR can help you stand out from the competition and become a credible voice in this competitive market.

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UT-Arlington and UT-El Paso to Evaluate Phytochrome Manipulation in Hemp

 

 

The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) launched a collaborative effort with Curtis Mathes Grow Lights and ZED Therapeutics, a hemp genetics company to characterize the phytochemical effects of phytochrome manipulation using various LED horticultural lights of differing light spectrum, and novel high-yielding single stalk varietals of hemp.

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Using Spreadsheets as Your ERP? Your Supply Chain Could Take a Hit

 

 

Let’s face it. 2020 has been a difficult year, but perhaps it’s the year that companies finally forego spreadsheets and enlist an industrial-strength cloud platform.

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Where Is Cannabis Reform Expected to Move by the End of 2020?

 

 

There are some big international forces that seem to be moving cannabis reform forward before the end of the year. Here is a look at where and what this means on a regional and global basis

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Do Varying Cannabis Laws Adequately Serve Patients, Businesses or Government?

 

 

In this op-ed, Warnock proposes massive reform across the country to help better serve stakeholders in the industry and give the national economy a shot in the arm.

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