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Heidi Urness is Literally Defining Legal Cannabis

By: Mitch Pfeifer  Published in: Respect My Region, May 2019 Heidi Urness is one of the rising stars in the industry. [Cannabis attorneys] have seen tomato farmers grow into full-fledged cannabis entrepreneurs. In this same way, Urness had made the transition from environmental law to helping shape the landscape for legal cannabis in Washington State.…
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Legal Interstate Transportation of Hemp is Federally Affirmed

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released a document titled “Executive Summary of New Hemp Authorities” on May 28, 2019, which, among other things, affirming Heidi’s analysis that states (and tribes) cannot block the transportation or shipment of hemp throughout the US — directly contradicting not…
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Transporting Hemp and CBD in Early 2019

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Published in: Cannabis Law Journal, April 2019 Prior to the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, there was intense conflict and confusion regarding whether or not transporting hemp and CBD across state lines was permitted under state or federal law. However, following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, and the recent decision…
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FDA’s Early Statements on CBD Regulation, Explained

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued yet another “statement” regarding its ever-evolving position with respect to CBD, again offering little to no information, and providing generally no predictability, to business working with – or considering working with – CBD. Many CBD business…
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Transporting Hemp Under the 2018 Farm Bill

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law I. The Transportation of Hemp in 2019 The transportation of hemp, including interstate transportation of hemp, was previously a highly volatile area of law. Today, however, the transportation of hemp is expressly Congressionally authorized throughout, and across the borders of, all 50 states under Section 10114 of the…
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One Nation, Under Hemp: The 2018 Farm Bill

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law just before the turn of the new year, causing a great stir in the cannabis community. While the 2018 Farm Bill does not affect Federal laws with respect to marijuana, its passage is monumental for the hemp industry: For the first time, Congress…
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Washington State Expands Access to CBD Ahead of Federal Law

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Over the weekend (December 2018), new Washington laws went into effect expanding state licensed marijuana producers’ and processors’ ability to source, utilize, and integrate CBD from a non-licensed source into a CBD product available for sale within the state’s recreational marijuana market. I.  Washington State Expands Access to CBD from Non-Licensed…
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Heidi Urness Nationally Recognized as “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Attorney”

Published in: mg Magazine, November 2018 Broadly defined, litigation is the process of resolving a dispute between opposing parties through the court system. In business, any relationship–with vendors, suppliers, employees, customers, or competitors–is subject to misunderstanding and miscommunication that can result in litigation. In the burgeoning legal cannabis industry, the opportunity for such occurrences is…
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Conflicts in Interstate Transportation of Hemp and CBD

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The hemp and hemp-derived CBD industries currently face enormous legal uncertainty. Many clients have questions with regard to the marketing, sale, and transportation of hemp across state lines. Unfortunately, the authorities that define the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities that apply to the hemp industry are currently in conflict, and…
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Some CBD Products Rescheduled by DEA Under Controlled Substances Act

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced last Friday that certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs that contain cannabidiol (CBD) are properly rescheduled as Schedule V drugs under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). While this move is far from categorically rescheduling CBD – as only specific drugs will be placed on…
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