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Law360 Quotes Stewart on Decision Threatening Protection of Hemp in Transit

February 7, 2020

Ian Stewart (Partner-Los Angeles) was quoted in a Law360 article, “Idaho Court's Hemp Ruling Takes Aim at Federal Legalization,” on February 5, 2020. “I never heard another judge trying to distinguish cannabis sativa versus other varieties or species within the genus,” he said. The decision included a damning verdict on the federal farm bill as impracticable as written, saying law enforcement cannot distinguish lawful hemp from illicit marijuana. “Based on the way this judge ruled,” says Ian, “any cannabis indicia or hybrid variety would be completely outside any protection.”

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