Mailing CBD and Hemp-Based Products Just Got Easier

By: Ryan Masters and Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The rules regarding mailing CBD and hemp-based products have changed. Last week, the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released new mailing standards for “products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp” in light of Congressional and Departmental clarification that interstate commerce of hemp is…

Legality of Interstate Transportation of Hemp Affirmed in USDA “Executive Summary”

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released a document titled “Executive Summary of New Hemp Authorities” yesterday, May 28, 2019, which, among other things, affirmed our analysis that states (and tribes) cannot block the transportation or shipment of hemp throughout the US — directly contradicting…

Online Advertising and the Cannabis Industry

By: Fabiola Jimenez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Advertising in the cannabis industry is inherently difficult. Traditional practices, such as newspaper ad placement, press releases, and radio/tv ads, not only fail to serve cannabis businesses, but also advertising and marketing activities, which now heavily (if not exclusively) rely on online platforms that are actually currently…

The FDA Statement on CBD, Explained

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued yet another “statement” regarding its ever-evolving position with respect to CBD, again offering little to no information, and providing generally no predictability, to business working with – or considering working with – CBD. Many CBD business owners,…

U.S. v. Hemp: Protecting the Transportation of Hemp Under the 2018 Farm Bill

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) I. The Transportation of Hemp in 2019 The transportation of hemp, including interstate transportation of hemp, was previously a highly volatile area of law. Today, however, the transportation of hemp is expressly Congressionally authorized throughout, and across the borders of, all 50 states under Section 10114…

Transporting Hemp in 2019

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) Prior to the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, there was intense conflict and confusion regarding whether or not transporting hemp and CBD across state lines was permitted under state or federal law. However, following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, and the recent decision…

One Nation, Under Hemp: The 2018 Farm Bill

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law just before the turn of the new year, causing a great stir in the cannabis community. While the 2018 Farm Bill does not affect Federal laws with respect to marijuana, its passage is monumental for the hemp industry:…

The Interstate Transportation of Hemp Plants, Seeds, and CBD

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The hemp and hemp-derived CBD industries currently face enormous legal uncertainty. Many clients have questions with regard to the marketing, sale, and transportation of hemp across state lines. Unfortunately, the authorities that define the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities that apply to the hemp industry are currently…