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 …

Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, fills us in on license fees for entering the hemp industry

By Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group How much does it cost to get a hemp license from the Arizona Department of Agriculture? Licensing fees vary and can be found in the Arizona Hemp Program Rules.  Grower license fees are $1,500 per license with additional inspection fees depending on the number of acres used. A Nursery license is $1,000 per license. A …

Do CBD businesses have to follow the Arizona hemp rules? Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, explains

By Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group Do CBD business have to follow the Arizona hemp rules? No, the Arizona Hemp Program oversight only extends from the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp to the point of processing, so CBD products may be manufactured and sold in Arizona without regulation from the Department of Agriculture. CBD products may still be subject …

Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, talks non-grower opportunities within burgeoning hemp industry

By Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group I want to get involved with hemp in Arizona but not as a grower, what else can I do? Opportunities in the Arizona hemp industry will be plentiful, ranging from hemp farming to the manufacturing of finished goods, and everything in between. The typical production timeline for hemp begins at planting and ends somewhere …

How will hemp grow in Arizona? Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, weighs in

Rose Law Group Attorney, Omar Abdallah, who has been handling hemp-related issues, answers questions about this potentially big new business. Question: Is there any evidence that hemp will grow in Arizona?  And will it grow well? No, but some farmers think it will. Hemp is known to be a sustainable and versatile crop and needs less water than many crops. …

What issues were the most talked about during Arizona Hemp Rulemaking? Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, explains

Rose Law Group Attorney, Omar Abdallah, who has been handling hemp-related issues, answers questions about this potentially big new business. What was the most contentious discussion point during the public hearings relating to the rules? The most contentious discussion point during the rulemaking process was by far the licensing fees. Since this will be the first year of the hemp …