The past couple of weeks have been buzzing with the DEA’s statement, and we have been preparing, as have many in the industry, such as Hoban Law. We’re not the sorts of folks to watch history happening around us- we’re here to MAKE it. The only way to create the world we want to see if by actively helping to develop it. With that in mind, we’re proud to present our new giving-back event!
From today until January 6th, we are donating 10% of all our sales to the National Hemp Association and the Hoban Law legal fund to help them keep CBD right where it should be – available in homes, grocery stores and wherever it’s needed. People around the world are finding CBD to be powerfully helpful for many health conditions, and we understand how important it is that they continue to have safe, sensible access. Hoban Law is willing to step up for all of us, so we feel that we need to support them in response. We’re all in this together, after all!
There’s some good news too: the more it’s scrutinized, the more the DEA case seems to be falling apart according to many lawyers, including the Hoban Law team. I read a great article today with some well-informed people weighing in, and I wanted to share it:
“They’re positioning themselves to potentially overstep their boundaries,” said John Ryan, founder and director of Ananda Hemp, in an interview with MintPress News. A subsidiary of the Australian hemp company EcoFibre Industries, Ananda Hemp produces CBD oil in Kentucky and Tennessee. He emphasized that CBD oil is not going to “vanish overnight.” He continued: “People need to understand that there are federal laws that the DEA cannot bypass. If they do, they can expect legal challenges from the industry.”
While Ryan expressed serious concerns about the DEA’s move, he also made a point of saying that he believes the DEA would struggle to make hemp illegal under our current laws, thanks to multiple protections put in place by Congress. One example is Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill – it legalized hemp cultivation in the United States as part of five-year, state-regulated pilot programs. Subsequent additions to the 2015 and 2016 Congressional Appropriations Act prohibited the DEA from going after the products produced under these pilot programs.
Robert Hoban of Hoban Law called the new classification “an invalid rule” in an interview with Fox 31 Denver. Hoban continued: “At the end of the day, the DEA needs to sit down, read the Controlled Substances Act, read the farm bill and understand that what they’re saying has practical implications on commerce and on patients around this country. That’s not weight they should throw around so lightly.”
We’ve got a whole lot to look forward to with the future of the hemp industry: empowering people, creating new jobs, an increase in hemp for clean, sustainable fuel, textiles and food, and above all, the increased health and quality of life for our community. Help us stand on the right side of history by joining us now. CLICK HERE to learn more, and to make a difference!
To read more about the conversation, check out this link: