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Wendy Mosher and the "Value the Seed" Initiative

Jonathan Miller interviews Wendy Mosher, President & CEO of New West Genetics about the "Value the Seed" initiative, which if enacted by Congress, would provide significant regulatory relief to U.S. hemp farmers who use certified seed for their crops. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Congressman Morgan Griffith and Regulation of CBD and Other Hemp Extracts

Jonathan Miller interviews Congressman Morgan Griffith (R), who represents the rural, conservative 9th district of Virginia. Jonathan and the Congressman discuss legislation sponsored by Rep. Griffith that would ensure regulation of CBD and other hemp extracts as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Andrew Brisbo: Regulating Hemp in Michigan and Across the Nation

Jonathan Miller interviews Andrew Brisbo, the Director of Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency, and the President of CANNRA, the national association of state cannabis regulators. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Dr. Robert Kaufman and the new ValidCare Safety Study on CBD

Jonathan Miller interviews Dr. Robert Kaufman, the Director of research for ValidCare, a leading national independent research firm that recently completed a safety study on orally-ingested CBD. The study provides data that addresses FDA’s specific safety concerns regarding CBD, and has led to renewed industry calls urging FDA to regulate CBD now. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Russell Coleman and the Rebirth of Legal Hemp

Jonathan Miller interviews Russell Coleman, a Frost Brown Todd partner who previously served as an FBI Special Agent, Counsel to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Coleman was at McConnell’s side when the 2014 Farm Bill first addressed legal hemp, and shares his perspective on what Congress really intended for hemp’s future. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Pete Meachum and Congressional Efforts to Regulate CBD Now

Jonathan Miller interviews Pete Meachum, Director of Government Relations from The Cronos Group and President of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable. Pete and Jonathan discuss federal legislative efforts to ensure that the Food and Drug Administration regulates CBD as a dietary supplement and food and beverage additive. Pete provides behind-the-scenes intelligence on how Congress really works. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Fred Cawthon and Developing a More Equitable Hemp Industry

Jonathan Miller interviews Frederick Cawthon, the CEO of Verge Agritech, and Vice President for Minority Empowerment of the US Hemp Roundtable. Fred and Jonathan discuss the industry’s challenging history when it comes to race, as well as the US Hemp Roundtable’s response to promote justice and equality. Fred also discusses how minority-owned businesses can thrive in the space. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Joel Stanley and the Birth of the CBD Industry

Jonathan Miller interviews Joel Stanley, the leader of the Stanley Brother, and former CEO and Chair of Charlotte’s Web. The two longstanding hemp and CBD champions chart out the movement’s history and discuss how the search for a cure to a young girl’s severe illness intersected with farmer interest in a new crop to help birth the hemp and CBD industries. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

U.S. Hemp Authority

Jonathan Miller interviews Dr. Marielle Weintraub, the President of the U.S. Hemp Authority (USHA), the hemp industry's self-regulating organization. Weintraub discusses how the USHA provides the farmers, processors and manufacturers high standards and best practices to promote trust and confidence for consumers. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Promoting Justice and Equality in the Hemp Industry

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday offers a time for the hemp industry to reflect on commitment to justice and equality. Jonathan Miller sits down with Amber Littlejohn, the Executive Director of the Minority Cannabis Business Association to discuss hemp’s challenging history in the space, and what businesses and individuals in the industry can do to promote Dr. King’s vision. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Hemp Policy: 2021 Year-in-Review and 2022 Preview

2021 was a pivotal year for U.S. hemp legislative and regulatory policy, and 2022 should prove to be critical for hemp farming and the CBD business. As General Counsel of the US Hemp Roundtable, Jonathan Miller is always in the room where it happens. He provides a year in review on all of hemp’s happenings, and previews the likely make policy actions and decisions for the year ahead. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Hemp's International Trade Laws

Looking to sell your hemp biomass or finished CBD products in another country? Hoping to import hemp extract from overseas? Jonathan Miller speaks with FBT’s international trade group chair Jan de Beer about the laws of import, export, tariffs, taxes and international trade If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Capitalizing a Hemp Business

Your hemp or CBD business has been launched, and it is time to raise some capital to pay for equipment, manufacturing or distribution. Where do you go to raise these funds? How do you comply with securities laws? What are the pitfalls to watch out for? Jonathan Miller interviews FBT’s securities and capital transactions expert Alan MacDonald, who has helped hemp companies raise capital and go public If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Establishing a Hemp Business

Jonathan Miller interviews FBT attorney Olivia Snyder Bryant about the unique requirements for incorporating a hemp or CBD business. How do you choose an appropriate name, what corporate structure should the entity take, and how to you address proper corporate governance? Bryant has counseled dozens of companies as they have established their own businesses, and has developed an expertise in advising hemp and CBD companies as they form and develop as an entity. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Hemp Class Action Suits

Jonathan Miller interviews FBT attorney Marty Rose about the rise in class action lawsuits brought against hemp and CBD companies. What is this about and what are the best ways to defend yourselves against these actions – or proactively avoid them? Rose has secured several dismissals of hemp class action lawsuits, in a career with more than 100 victories for class action defendants. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Hemp Trademarks

Jonathan Miller interviews FBT attorney Karlyn Schnapp about trademarking hemp products. How can hemp and CBD companies protect their intellectual property? What are the do’s and don’t about filing trademark applications? Schnapp is a longtime intellectual property attorney who has emerged in recent years as a national expert on federal trademark policy concerning hemp. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Novel Cannabinoids

You might have just heard of Delta-8 THC. What about Delta-10 THC? Or HHC? Or THC acetate? It seems like every day, a new cannabinoid is discovered. Jonathan Miller talks with FBT cannabis law specialist Andrea Steel, who will help you navigate through the myriad of new compounds, assess their legality, and advise you of the risks of engaging in manufacturing and distribution. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

CBD Product Labeling

Jonathan Miller interviews FBT attorney Kimera Hall about FDA, FTC and state labeling requirements for hemp extract products like CBD. What are the do’s and don’ts for product manufacturers from a federal perspective, and what should companies that want to sell products in multiple states watch out for with state regulation? Hall is a nationally respected expert on FDA and FTC regulations concerning hemp, CBD, and a variety of other food and dietary supplement products. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Hemp Banking

Jonathan Miller interviews FBT attorney Bill Repasky about the challenges and opportunities hemp business face with financial transactions. How can hemp and CBD businesses find banking and credit card services, and what does the SAFE Banking Act mean for them? Repasky is one of the nation’s leading experts on hemp banking, and has led a banking practice for many years since his serve as a banking regulator. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Delta-8

Jonathan Miller interviews FBT attorney Nolan Jackson about the rise of delta-8 THC. What is D8, is it legal, and what kind of legal and regulatory future does it face? Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on state and federal hemp regulation, serving as outside counsel to the US Hemp Roundtable. If you have questions about the episode or ideas for Hemp related topics, email us at hemplegallyspeaking@fbtlaw.com.

Trailer - Hemp Legally Speaking

A new hemp podcast dedicated to the quickly changing rules and regulations that business owners face in the hemp industry. Hosted by Jonathan Miller, who helped craft much of federal and state hemp laws in his role as General Counsel of the US Hemp Roundtable, hosts a biweekly podcast in which he engages in 15-20 minute discussions of cutting-edge legal issues facing the industry. Jonathan speaks on each program with subject matter experts from Frost Brown Todd’s nationally leading hemp industry team.

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