Many of Arizona’s first hemp harvests have too much THC; a dire situation, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Andrew Howard | Arizona Republic When Arizona started issuing licenses for farmers to grow hemp in 2019, many people predicted a boost to the economy from the plant that’s used to create the popular CBD oil, among other products. But months into this crop’s new era, the results are not what was expected by those in the industry. Instead …

Hemp processing added to Coolidge’s city code; Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, is upbeat about the updates

By Rofida Khairalla | Pinal Central As Pinal County farmers expect to see a cut to the amount of Central Arizona Project water coming into the county, some cotton farmers are turning to crops that require less water, like hemp. The shift in the agricultural industry is also encouraging municipalities like Coolidge to update city codes to accommodate the changes …

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis and Hemp Depts., and attorney Jonathan Udell, talk missed opportunity for USDA Hemp Rule in Arizona Cannabis News

By Adam Trenk and Jonathan Udell | Arizona Cannabis News “I only feel angry when I see waste,” Mother Teresa once said. While fondness for cannabis sativa L. may not have been one of the Saint’s known proclivities, an analysis of the USDA’s Interim Final Rule shows it will undoubtedly cause the widespread waste she disdained. Meanwhile, Arizona and other …

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner and Hemp Department director, speaking at HITA Hemp Harvest & Next Season Prep event

Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Hemp Department, Adam Trenk joins industry experts at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale on November 13th for a discussion on hemp harvesting strategies, best desert soil prep, storage, processing, plans for next season and more. Click here for tickets: Agenda 5 PM – 6:30 PM: Networking, Drinks & Food6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: …

Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, on USDA’s proposed hemp regulations

By Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney The USDA has been working to develop hemp regulations to meet congressional intent of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the crop last December.   A draft of this long-anticipated regulatory framework, called the Interim Final Rule, was finally released on Tuesday. These rules are expected to be published in the Federal Register later …

Square opens up payment processing to more CBD businesses; move signals industry growth, says Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group Attorney focusing on the cannabis and hemp industries

By Tom Angell | Forbes Payments processor Square announced on Thursday that it is making its payment processing services available to more businesses that sell CBD products. The lack of financial services has been a key problem for companies in the cannabis industry, including those that only deal with cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating component of the plant. “We believe everyone should …

Hemp animal feed? An “exciting alternative,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Greg Henderson | Drovers Volatility driven by overproduction, trade wars and ever-more fickle consumers has American farmers and ranchers facing the largest financial crisis in a generation. Searching for alternatives, many U.S. farmers are scrambling this winter to add hemp to their crop rotation, thanks to the green light given to the long-forbidden crop in the 2018 farm bill. …

Bad seeds cause Kentucky hemp crop to tank, suit alleges; Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, weighs in

By Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive A Kentucky-based company that produces CBD has filed a $44 million lawsuit against an Oregon company it claims sold it nearly worthless hemp seeds that ruined a massive 2019 crop. The crop was destined to help fulfill the country’s booming demand for CBD, a plant extract soaring in popularity as a treatment for health problems …