SupplySide West Podcast 28: DEA Definition of Marijuana Extract 'Counter to our Federal Law'

The Drug Enforcement Administration's adoption of a marijuana extract rule has caused a commotion in the hemp industry. In this podcast, cannabis lawyer Bob Hoban weighs in on DEA's controversial rule and a lawsuit challenging it.

Josh Long, Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider

July 27, 2017

A marijuana extract rule adopted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has caused a commotion in the hemp industry.

In this podcast with Josh Long, INSIDER's legal editor, cannabis attorney Bob Hoban discusses:

•DEA’s definition of marijuana extract;

•A lawsuit filed by the hemp industry against the DEA;

•and how DEA’s marijuana extract rule is causing confusion and harm in the hemp/CBD industry.

Hoban will be speaking on Thursday, Sept. 28, during a panel at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. The panel, “The State of CBD in Dietary Supplements,” will explore business opportunities in the CBD market, regulatory challenges, and recommendations for bringing new products to market.

Additional resources:

Lawyer: DEA Marijuana Extract Rule has Scared Consumers, Discouraged Investment

SupplySide West Podcast 26: Cannabis Industry 'Embraces' Regulation

About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long directs the online news, feature and op-ed coverage at Natural Products Insider, which targets the health and wellness industry. He has been reporting on developments in the dietary supplement industry for over a decade, with a focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has moderated and/or presented at industry trade shows, including SupplySide East, SupplySide West, Natural Products Expo West, NBJ Summit and the annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit.

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn and ping him with story ideas at [email protected]

Education and previous experience

Josh majored in journalism and graduated from Arizona State University the same year "Jake the Snake" Plummer led the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, was admitted in 2008 to practice law in the state of Colorado and spent a year clerking for a state district court judge.

Over more than a quarter century, he’s written on various topics for newspapers and business-to-business publications – from the Yavapai in Arizona and a controversial plan for a nuclear-waste incinerator in Idaho to nuanced issues, including FDA enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Since the late 1990s, his articles have been published in a variety of media, including but not limited to, the Cape Cod Times (in Massachusetts), Sedona Red Rock News (in Arizona), Denver Post (in Colorado), Casper Star-Tribune (in Wyoming), now-defunct Jackson Hole Guide (in Wyoming), Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.

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