HIA v DEA Lawsuit: The Hemp Industry Needs Your Support to End DEA Overreach

Apr 14, 2022

Case Update: Hemp Industries Association and RE Botanicals, Inc. v. DEA

On April 19, attorneys for the HIA and RE Botanicals (including VS’s Shane Pennington) will deliver oral arguments to a D.C. Circuit panel centering on the DEA’s 2020 interim final rule that purports to regulate hemp manufacturing byproducts that go “hot” during the production process. Read more about the history of the case here.

Members of the legal team recently discussed the case, why it is critical to the hemp industry’s survival, and what a loss would mean for hemp companies across the nation. Watch the briefing.

Your support of this case is critical. The industry cannot stand idly by while the DEA attempts to undo the decades of hard work by the hemp industry to secure hemp’s regulation as an agricultural crop.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to support this pivotal case challenging the DEA's overreaching interim final rule that has far-reaching consequences for the hemp industry. Donate to the Hemp Legal Defense Fund.

VS attorney Shane Pennington also discussed the issue with Hemp Industry Daily. Watch the short interview below:

Contact our hemp team with any questions.

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