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SC Police Seize Hemp Shipment from NC Farm

SC Police Seize Hemp Shipment from NC Farm

Despite passage of both the 2018 Farm Bill and the recent USDA interim rules confirming the permissibility of the growth, possession, and interstate shipment of industrial hemp, local law enforcement continues to interfere with the legitimate business practices of the...

DOJ ANNOUNCES STRIKE FORCE TO COMBAT PROCUREMENT FRAUD

DOJ ANNOUNCES STRIKE FORCE TO COMBAT PROCUREMENT FRAUD

On November 5, 2019, the U.S.Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, announced the formation of a new Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) focusing on detecting, investigating, and prosecuting antitrust crimes, such as bid-rigging conspiracies and related...

USDA Industrial Hemp Rules Summary

Hemp industry insiders have been awaiting the recent passage of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim final rules regarding the Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rules, which went into effect on October 31, 2019, are wide ranging and potentially...

Ryan Willis Wins Back-to-Back Not Guilty Verdicts

Ryan Willis Wins Back-to-Back Not Guilty Verdicts

Ryan Willis, founding partner at Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard, recently achieved two not guilty jury verdicts in consecutive weeks in state and federal court. The first case was held in Wake County Superior Court. The firm’s client was charged with Second Degree...

Navigating the 2018 Farm Bill for Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Navigating the 2018 Farm Bill for Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill Congress has authorized the cultivation of industrial hemp. As businesses seek to take advantage of this change, they must navigate a quagmire of federal and state regulations. Staying abreast of these ever-changing regulations...

2 men facing charges after alleged meth lab discovered

On behalf of Joe Houchin of Dysart Willis posted in Drug Charges on Monday, June 4, 2018. On April 27, it was reported that two North Carolina men were taken into custody after they were accused of cooking meth. The men were identified as two 23-year-old Richlands...

Can I be charged for possession of hemp or CBD?

Can I be charged for possession of hemp or CBD?

With the passing of the Federal 2018 Farm Bill came the legalization of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives including cannabidiol (“CBD”). Despite the legality and regulation of this budding new industry, some CBD consumers are facing charges for marijuana possession...

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