How the 2018 Farm Bill Will Change the U.S. Cannabis Industry
How the 2018 Farm Bill Will Change the U.S. Cannabis Industry



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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 25, 2019

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) is considered a historic step forward for the cannabis industry. Among other things, it defines hemp, removes hemp from the list of drugs in Schedule I under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) and makes hemp legal to possess, cultivate, process, sell, and transport on the federal level. However, the 2018 Farm Bill does not simply “ legalize” hemp and it’s derivatives but provides an outline of regulations hemp entrepreneurs have to comply with at the federal level. This CLE explores Cannabis, what the 2018 Farm Bill did and did not accomplish regarding hemp and hemp-derivatives, other federal and state laws that come into play, and how the burgeoning cannabis industry has and will continue to shift as a result of the Farm Bill’s passage.

Attorney Rachael ArdanuyRachael Ardanuy
Rachael is a Denver-based Cannabis Business Attorney licensed in Colorado and Florida. Beginning her legal career in Florida, Rachael worked with clients on their legal issues in family law, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, and guardianship. She and her husband relocated to Colorado in 2015. Since moving to Colorado, Rachael has dedicated her legal career to exclusively helping patients, entrepreneurs, investors, landlords, and others navigate Colorado’s often confusing cannabis laws, rules, regulations and trends. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Cannabis Law Section, NORML Legal Committee, has participated in a rule-making workgroup to aid the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division in creating rules to implement new marijuana legislation, and has authored and presented a webinar to introduce attorneys and law students to cannabis law and how various areas of practice are impacted by and relevant to the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry.

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  1. Cannabis: What’s hemp and what’s not
  2. CBD: what is it and how is it treated under federal law now
  3. What the 2018 Farm Bill did and did not do
  4. Results/benefits to the hemp and hemp-derived product industries due to 2018 Farm Bill
  5. Where the USDA and FDA come in
  6. States roles in hemp regulation
  7. Where does this leave marijuana?