This Educational Webinar series is a free service to the industry. As the nation’s foremost hemp-centric trade association, we believe in sowing the seeds for a thriving hemp economy by leveraging our most valuable resource: the expertise of our members.
Hemp Industry Litigation in Response to DEA Overreach
In this webinar, we're joined by Rod Kight of Kight Law and Shane Pennington of Vicente Sederberg, LLP for a discussion on the HIA v. DEA IV litigation and how this important casework can impact the hemp industries.
In September 2020, the HIA and industry members filed a lawsuit against DEA, challenging a rule that could have far-reaching consequences. This petition asked the federal appeals court to review an interim final rule the DEA issued in August 2020, arguing the agency exceeded its authority and violated the 2018 farm bill.
When Congress passed the 2018 farm bill, it explicitly carved hemp and its derivatives out of the Controlled Substances Act so that hemp can be regulated as an agricultural commodity. The DEA’s interim final rule could create substantial barriers to the legal manufacturing of hemp-derived products, a critical component of the hemp supply chain, and devastate the entire hemp industry. Although the DEA states that is not its intention, the rule must be amended to ensure hemp remains an agricultural crop, as Congress intended.
The petitioners are represented by leading hemp industry attorneys at Vicente Sederberg LLP, Kight Law Office PC, and Hoban Law Group, along with appellate attorneys from Yetter Coleman LLP, which has received national attention for its work against the DEA in the realm of cannabis research.
For over 25 years, the Hemp Industries Association has been fighting for justice for hemp. This case is the fourth occasion in its history, the HIA has taken the Drug Enforcement Administration to federal court in landmark cases that helped to secure the future of the hemp industry in the United States.
Navigating the CBD Hemp Oversupply
In this a data-driven discussion, Julie Lerner, Founder & CEO of PanXchange discusses the current oversupply of CBD hemp. Rick Trojan, HIA Board President gives an overview of opportunities in growing for hemp fiber & grain from as farmers are making planting plans for 2021.
Delta-8 is a subject that has generated a tremendous amount of interest and excitement, for a number of reasons, and we hope you’ll leave today with a clearer understanding of Delta-8 and the scientific, legal, and policy issues surrounding it. We asked two of our members - Vicente Sederberg & Industrial Hemp Farms - both established leaders in their fields, to join us today and share their knowledge and insights on Delta-8.