State-by-State Hemp & Cannabinoid Compliance Guide

The complex patchwork of state hemp and cannabinoid laws and regulations is constantly evolving, and tracking new developments can become a confusing and time-consuming undertaking for even the largest and best-managed businesses. Consequences of non-compliance can be costly, particularly in this novel area of law where businesses are subject to unique legal risks. 

Given FDA's current position that it is illegal to market CBD products as ingredients in food or dietary supplements, states have developed diverging approaches to regulating hemp-derived cannabinoids in food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and inhalable products. The Vicente LLP Hemp & Cannabinoid Compliance Guide was designed to help businesses like yours navigate this ever-changing regulatory environment of hemp-derived products. This comprehensive and affordable compliance solution is easy to use and can be tailored to your company’s specific needs. It features practical guidance and up-to-date summaries of state hemp and cannabinoid laws, regulations, and policy guidance, including:

  • Product-type restrictions and permissibility of sale (food, dietary supplements, alcohol, vaporization, etc.)
  • Manufacturing requirements
  • Testing, packaging, and labeling requirements
  • Reported enforcement actions
  • License, permit, and registration requirements
  • Utilizing of hemp ingredients and sale of hemp products by cannabis businesses

The guide is produced by Vicente LLP attorneys across the country who continually research, monitor, and analyze hemp laws, policies, and regulations. They also utilize valuable regulatory agency relationships and experience to provide subscribers with practical, easily digestible information. 

The Vicente LLP Hemp & Cannabinoid Compliance Guide can be purchased as one chart or as a bundle. Options include:

  • Hemp Cannabinoid Legality Guide
  • 50-State Hemp Product Type Sales Guide
  • Hemp Product Licensing Guide
  • Hemp Product Marketing and Labeling Best Practices Guide
  • Hemp Packaging, Labeling and Advertising Guides
  • Hemp Sales in Cannabis Dispensaries: Finished Products and/or Ingredient Permissibility
  • Hemp Biomass and Hemp Product Testing Requirements

Hemp Cannabinoid Legality Guide by Vicente LLP

View a sample guide. Learn more in the “Customize Your Guide” section below and request a complimentary consultation with an attorney to discuss a customized package that best fits your needs.

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Customize Your Guide

Customize your guide to fit your business needs. The first three listed are the most popular:

This state-by-state chart provides an overview and detailed explanation of the legality of hemp-derived cannabinoids (Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, CBN, HHC) representative of the four main cannabinoid groups (natural, synthetic, semi-synthetic intoxicating, semi-synthetic non-intoxicating). This chart identifies in both “yes/no/silent” format and, in detail, the product type cannabinoid limits (such as ratio or limits per serving or per container), and age restrictions. This guide also categorizes states according to a color-coded matrix.  

This state-by-state chart indicates in a “yes/no/silent” format whether the following hemp product types are permitted for sale: food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, hemp flower/leaves, smokable, vaporization, pet food/treats (not animal food/feed), alcohol.  This guide also categorizes states according to a color-coded matrix. 

This state-by-state chart details the license (or registration) requirements for processing hemp ingredients, manufacturing hemp ingredients and finished hemp products, wholesale hemp products, and retail hemp products. This chart also indicates in a “yes/no/silent” format whether a state has product labeling or packaging requirements, finished product or ingredient testing, age restrictions, and cannabinoid limitations.

This state-by-state chart details hemp product packaging, labeling, and advertising requirements for a variety of product categories, including, but not limited to, cosmetics, vaporizers, food, and dietary supplements.

This guide details the legal requirements and best practices applicable to the packaging, labeling, marketing, and advertising of cosmetics, food, beverages, dietary supplements, and inhalable products containing hemp-derived ingredients. It also covers compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as enforced by the FDA, Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, as well as best practices and risk mitigation measures.

This state-by-state chart indicates whether hemp-derived products may be sold in cannabis dispensaries and/or outlines the requirements to include hemp as an ingredient in cannabis products. This guide also categorizes states according to a color-coded matrix. 

This state-by-state chart includes biomass requirements (i.e. sample collection agency/person, sample collection timing, sampling procedure, the permissibility of retesting, permissibility of remediation, THC testing description, measurement of uncertainty, additional testing) and/or hemp product testing requirements (i.e. microbial, mycotoxin pesticide, residual solvent action levels, heavy metals).

Contact us for custom guide requests and check back frequently as we are continually adding new options!

How it Works

  • Submit the consultation request form to schedule a complimentary attorney consultation to help you select the appropriate guide(s) based upon your business and states of operation (i.e., retailer, manufacturer, or distributor-focused business).

  • If you select more than one, we will customize the bundle price to ensure an economical service package.

  • Each subscription release will include a summary of notables changes in the laws, allowing you to identify new market opportunities or changes in your current market that may prompt adjustments to the supply chain.

  • Once you have selected a subscription that best fits your needs, we will send an engagement agreement that includes the subscription service and will not require any retainer outside of the initial 3 months of the subscription cost. Subscribers can terminate the subscription/engagement anytime.

  • Vicente LLP's additional services will be available upon request.