Federal Hemp Law

Federal Industrial Hemp Production Rules Released

2019-11-01T13:28:52-05:00November 1st, 2019|

Early last week, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the United States' Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) legalized industrial hemp production rules. On Oct. 29th, 2019, the USDA established the Domestic Hemp Production Program. What is included in federal hemp rules? The proposal includes provisions for the USDA to approve hemp production [...]

Farm Bill Set to Grow the CBD Industry

2019-10-02T15:08:05-05:00October 2nd, 2019|

With the Farm Bill of 2018 signed into law, the path has been paved to begin using hemp as an industrial crop once again. As part of this act, hemp has been removed from the Schedule I classification of illegal drugs if it contains less than .03% THC. The legalization of the growth of industrial [...]

Three Economic Benefits of the Hemp Industry

2019-06-12T11:54:47-05:00June 5th, 2019|

As a dominant crop in the colonial times, hemp is a renewable resource that refines into textiles, paper, beauty products and more. However, the industry’s steam diminished with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. With the government’s heightening fears about marijuana (see ​“Reefer Madness” [1936]​), all forms of cannabis sativa plants - [...]

New Policy for CBD and Hemp Trademark Registrations

2019-06-11T21:12:10-05:00May 17th, 2019|

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released Examination Guide 1-19. This guide serves as the USPTO's new policy for reviewing products and services derived from industrial hemp. The Examination Guide clarifies the procedures used by the USPTO to examine marks used in connection with cannabis and cannabis-derived goods and [...]