Part of what makes U.S. hemp and cannabis law confusing is the multiple (and often conflicting) sources of law at both the federal and state level. Hemp attorneys and entrepreneurs should look into the Farm Bill and the USDA’s national regulatory framework, state and local regulations, as well as FDA regulations in the context of manufactured products. Cannabis attorneys and operators ought be aware of the Controlled Substances Act, as well as state and local regulations. Understanding the regulatory structure that governs a business is not only critical to it operating compliantly, but it is also critical to an operator understanding the risk assumed by entering into the cannabis business given the current conflict between federal and state law.
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