FDA Approval of Epidiolex: No Legal Impact on Hemp-Derived CBD

By Katelyn Wiard | June 26, 2018 | Comments Off on FDA Approval of Epidiolex: No Legal Impact on Hemp-Derived CBD

Yesterday, as long anticipated, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved GW Pharmaceutical’s Epidiolex, a cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two forms of epilepsy.  Please see the FDA’s press release here, and this statement from the FDA’s Commissioner. The US Hemp Roundtable has reviewed the release with its FDA…

URGENT – Your Immediate Action is Needed to Save Hemp Legalization

By Katelyn Wiard | June 12, 2018 | Comments Off on URGENT – Your Immediate Action is Needed to Save Hemp Legalization

  Late this afternoon, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) filed an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill which would devastate the industry’s efforts to promote full legalization of hemp and hemp products. Specifically, Grassley’s amendment (here) would explicitly exclude “cannabinoids,” “extracts” and “derivatives” from the definition of hemp. This could mean that popular products such as…

Public Notice to all Hemp Supporters: US Hemp Authority’s Guidance Plan 2.0

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Public Notice to all Hemp Supporters: US Hemp Authority’s Guidance Plan 2.0

Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub.   On March 1, we shared with you the big news: the U.S. Hemp Authority™ announced the first awards of its Certification Seal to thirteen outstanding companies that met the stringent standards the industry laid out for quality assurance and safety.…

Progress for Hemp in California

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Progress for Hemp in California

Exciting news from the Golden State! A Roundtable-supported bill that would clarify that hemp-derived CBD is legal for manufacture, distribution and sale in the state of California passed out of the Assembly Committee on Health yesterday afternoon without a single no vote. AB 228 would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements,…

Hemp Declassified in Texas!

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Hemp Declassified in Texas!

As you might remember, a few months ago, the Roundtable’s intrepid attorneys at Frost Brown Todd identified a provision buried in the statutes of more than a dozen states – when there was a federal de-classification of a drug, the state must follow suit. This led to an obvious conclusion – hemp should be removed…

US Hemp Roundtable Submits Comments to FDA

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 14, 2019 | Comments Off on US Hemp Roundtable Submits Comments to FDA

Recently, the FDA posted on the Federal Register seeking comments regarding World Health Organization international drug scheduling. With the help our our FDA attorneys at Amin Talati Upadhye, the US Hemp Roundtable submitted the following comments:     March 14, 2019         Division of Dockets Management Food and Drug Administration 630 Fishers Ln, Rm 1061…

Georgia on Our Minds

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Georgia on Our Minds

In the latest edition of Where in the World is the Roundtable’s General Counsel, Jonathan Miller testified yesterday before the Georgia Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.  The subject matter was House Bill 213, introduced by hemp champion Rep. John Corbett, and already passed by the House of Representatives in an overwhelming vote. The good news…

Two Big Ws for Hemp in West Virginia

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Two Big Ws for Hemp in West Virginia

It was a wild and wonderful week in West Virginia for hemp.   As you may recall from last fall, the Mountain State’s US Attorney sought and obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a hemp company, alleging that it did not comply with the regulations of the state’s agricultural pilot program.  Specifically, the suit argued…

Big Win in Wyoming for Hemp

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Big Win in Wyoming for Hemp

State legislatures across the country are in session this winter, and many are considering legislation that would expand hemp production and/or ensure the legality of the sale of hemp products such as cannabidiol (CBD). Yesterday, we put a big “W” on the board in Wyoming. Governor Mark Gordon signed into law House Bill No. HB0171,  which was drafted…

BREAKING: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns – Roundtable Roundup

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | March 5, 2019 | Comments Off on BREAKING: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns – Roundtable Roundup

The Roundtable Roundup is a semi-regular update for Hemp Supporters — breaking or interesting news affecting the industry – brought to you by the US Hemp Roundtable.   FDA COMMISSIONER SCOTT GOTTLIEB RESIGNS Moments ago, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that he plans to leave the agency. While this development is surprising, it is still…