Nathalie Bougenies in AgWeb

Counterintuitively, some hemp industry players are not well-educated about hemp, and the disconnect inevitably leads to problems, contends Harris Bricken attorney Nathalie Bougenies. “There is a lack of guidelines, certainly at the federal level, and that makes it difficult for everyone, even attorneys, to know what to look out for until presented with problems. You don’t know what you don’t know until you start working in the hemp industry, and too many people—including growers and processors—have never worked with hemp before. Therefore, all of this has contributed greatly to a rise in litigation.”