When can you rely on a positive drug test to terminate an employee? If the employee suggests a reason for a false positive, like hemp use, can you still side with the drug test? The Sixth Circuit’s decision in Fisher v. Airgas USA, LLC, et al. is instructive.

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In October 2019, Airgas hired

The novel cannabinoid industry took another hit recently as a bipartisan group of 21 attorneys general urged Congress to make clear that states may regulate, and even prohibit, intoxicating products derived from hemp.

In a letter addressed to the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees and dated March 20, 2024, the attorneys generals

It’s been, like, a whole year since our last 420 blog post, man. And the past year made way for even more of the choicest blog posts about cannabis industry topics ranging from the business of THC, CBD, the Deltas, Medical Marijuana, hemp, and more. Our second annual “Weed Roundup” — featuring our top

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, on behalf of the Texas Department of State Health Services, recently announced that it was accepting public comments to the current rules governing consumer hemp products in the state. 

By rule, “consumable hemp products” are defined as “[a]ny product processed or manufactured for consumption that contains hemp

Novel psychiatric cannabinoids legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill remain under attack by state regulators. Most recently, the Arizona attorney general opined that “Arizona law does not permit the sale of delta-8 and other hemp-synthesized intoxicants [including delta-10] by entities that have not been licensed by Health Services.”

The determination was based on Arizona law

Earlier this week, the Florida legislature passed a bill (SB 1698) that will limit the amount of THC in hemp-derived products and threatens to upend the novel cannabinoid industry in the state.

For the past few years, Florida defined hemp extract as “a substance or compound intended for ingestion, containing more than trace

Once hailed by observers as the southern state most likely to legalize marijuana first, North Carolina has not kept pace with its northern neighbors in adopting laws to promote the growth of a vibrant medicinal and personal-use marijuana industry. While 2023 saw a number of bills introduced in the House and Senate that touched on

Loyal Budding Trends readers and hemp operators at large know that the 2018 Farm Bill was a watershed moment for the hemp industry. It brought centuries-old hemp products back from near-extinction and lit the fuse for an explosion of new hemp products that even the most optimistic supporters of that legislation probably couldn’t have imagined. 

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