Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar: The Hemp Loophole

November 17, 2023 | Webinar | Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris will hold its next Cannabis Webinar, The Hemp Loophole: The Legal Landscape and the Impact of the 2023 Farm Bill, on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m Eastern.

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About the Program

The legalization of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill spawned a category of consumer products containing intoxicating compounds such as delta-8 THC that produce psychoactive effects similar to those produced by the delta-9 THC in federally unlawful marijuana. But are they legal? Did Congress intend for hemp to be converted into intoxicating compounds? Delta-8 and similar compounds are being regulated differently from state to state. Likewise, courts in different jurisdictions have treated their legality differently. Congress could address what some claim is a “loophole” in the 2018 Farm Bill’s definition of hemp in the upcoming farm bill.

Join us as we discuss that perceived loophole, the conversion of hemp into intoxicating compounds, recent legal decisions regarding their legality, and how the forthcoming farm bill might clear up the confusion.


Seth A. Goldberg, Partner and Team Lead, Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group

Chris Lindsey, Director of State Advocacy and Public Policy, American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp

Bob Miller Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ACT Laboratories Inc.

Dylan J. Anderson, Associate, Duane Morris LLP

About the Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group

Duane Morris attorneys in offices throughout the U.S. and internationally have extensive experience with the wide array of issues attendant to legal cannabis business activities, including licensing for cultivation, processing and dispensing; litigation; banking and finance; raising and deploying capital; mergers and acquisitions; protecting intellectual property; real estate development; public company representation and SEC filings; land use and zoning; healthcare and research; taxation; and cross-border transactions. In addition to advising participants in the medical and adult-use cannabis and hemp/CBD industries, as the industry has grown, Duane Morris attorneys experienced in cannabis-related issues frequently advise clients in other sectors whose businesses intersect with the expanding regulated cannabis sector.