Hemp Industry Members File Suit Over DEA Regulatory Overreach
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hemp Industry Association (HIA) and RE Botanicals, Inc. on Monday filed a complaint in federal court against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), citing regulatory overreach that threatens to destroy the domestic hemp industry, before its even begun. The plaintiffs are represented by cannabis legal firms Vicente Sederberg LLP, Kight Law Office PC, and Hoban Law Group.
Plaintiffs called the drug agency’s misinterpretation of the 2018 Farm Act provisions regarding hemp production a “long-running attempt to regulate the production of legal hemp in excess of its statutory and delegated authority.”
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