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…

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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…

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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…

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US Hemp Authority Announces First Certified Seals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2019   MEDIA CONTACT Jarad Geldner 215-858-5565 jarad.geldner@hkstrategies.com   U.S. Hemp Authority Announces Issuance of First 13 Certified Seals for Hemp Growers and Processors Standardizing quality control and building a safer hemp industry from seed to shelf WASHINGTON – March 1, 2019 – The U.S. Hemp Authority today announced the…

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The USDA and the FDA are Looking for YOUR input on Hemp

It’s been a busy time for hemp in the national’s capital. As discussed earlier this week, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb offered new hope for a path towards the full acceptance of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) as a food additive and/or nutritional supplement.  Yesterday, he told a Congressional committee that he has heard the people’s voice: “We heard Congress…

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“Alternative Approaches” to CBD from the FDA?

Crystal City, Virginia was the center of the hemp universe Tuesday, as state agriculture leaders gathered for a special meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).   Featured on NASDA’s agenda was a speech by the Roundtable’s own General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, who shared the industry’s goals for the permanent legalization…

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Senate Bill 57 Introduced in Ohio!

As you remember, in 2018 the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued guidance, inaccurately alleging that hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is prohibited by law to be sold in retail stores in their state. Then, in February 2019, Ohio Health officials threatened to embargo some CBD products. These actions which have cast a chill on legal commerce in popular products that…

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Live in Wyoming? Urge Your Legislators to Support Hemp!

In July 2018, Wyoming state and local law enforcement began informing Jackson grocers they must remove all CBD products from their shelves. They did not arrest anyone. However, a woman driving through Jackson was arrested for an unrelated driving issue, and a felony charge was added for possession of a CBD product. The prosecutor later dropped the charges against…

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