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Lisa Rough

Lisa Rough is the former editor of Politics and Legislation for Leafly. She has a background in policy and legislation, having worked in Washington, DC, lobbying for language education policy reform for three years. She studied linguistics, and speaks French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and a smattering of other languages. She currently works as a copywriter for Coinstar, and she would like to pet your dog.

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How to Transport Hemp Biomass Legally Between States

Transporting Hemp Biomass Between States With the passage of the Farm Bill of 2018, we are entering a new era of industrial hemp and a hemp-derived CBD market. However, the current legal gray area that has persisted since its passage means that hemp producers are left with more questions than answers. This has never been …

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Which States are Submitting Hemp Regulations to the USDA?

The Farm Bill of 2018 made national headlines by legalizing industrial hemp last December, essentially opening the gateway for hemp farmers to enter the CBD market. With a robust hemp industry already booming in the United States, this seemed like a natural progression for cannabidiol, or CBD. After the Farm BIll passed, forward momentum on …

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What is the FDA’s Status on CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD has been rising in the public eye for many years now, and rose to prominence at a federal level last December when the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law, essentially legalizing CBD derived from industrial hemp. This created waves among the medical cannabis and hemp industry, as it opens up the …

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Which States Have Banned the Use of CBD in Food Products?

What is CBD? Cannabidiol, or CBD, has exploded in popularity in the past few years. CBD is the component in hemp and cannabis that has been found to have medicinal properties. Despite its medical properties, CBD continues to be listed as a federally restricted substance by the US government. It is non-psychoactive, which means that …

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