Staying current on state and federal hemp regulations can be a full time job. Since hemp legislation is governed by both state and national guidelines, it is important for farmers to stay current on the rules in their location. The most current information can typically be found at your local Department of Agriculture website where they will have a sectin devoted to industrial hemp. Here is a link to the directory of State Departments of Agriculture.

On Tuesday, June 22nd the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) hosted a complimentary webinar for small and minority-owned hemp and CBD companies with a diverse panel of industry leaders to discuss the current status of hemp regulations. This webinar was a follow-up to a webinar held on December 8th, 2020, during which the topic of regulations became a consistent theme.

Webinar speakers included: Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director, Minority Cannabis Business Association (Moderator) Rend Al-Mondhiry, Partner, Amin Talati Wasserman LLP (Panelist) Tonya Lewis, Chief Marketing Director, NuSachi (Panelist) Anthony Newby, CEO/Founder, Cultivated CBD (Panelist) Marielle Weintraub PhD, President, U.S. Hemp Authority (Panelist)

This event is part of the USHR Minority Empowerment Committee (MEC), which was formed in 2020 from growing awareness of the inequities and deep-rooted systemic effects of racism within society and the hemp industry in particular. With the counsel of the MCBA, the USHR formed a Minority Empowerment Committee (MEC) with the goals of supporting minority hemp businesses, amplifyings minority voices within the hemp space, and holding the USHR and its members accountable for inclusive practices.

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