On March 6, 2019 GRL’s own Colin Murphy presented the topic of the Legal Status of Hemp Extract in Iowa before a full room at the Webster County Bar Association’s annual March Madness CLE.
Colin thoroughly explained the history of cannabis in the United States and the rise of “Refer Madness” that led to decades of prohibition against hemp. The highlight of the presentation was an in-depth explanation of the return of hemp and hemp extracts, based on the 2018 Farm Bill, and the potential legal defenses to raise in over-the-counter CBD possession offenses until such time as SF 599 takes full effect in Iowa.
GRL takes great pride in helping to educate both the bench and bar regarding emerging legal issues. We lead the way on hemp and CBD.