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Farm Bill Removes THC found in Hemp from the Controlled Substances Act


Could medical marijuana be next?

Late last year, Congress unobtrusively passed the Agricultural Improvements Act of 2018; otherwise known fondly as the Farm Bill. Within the bill is the removal of THC from the Controlled Substances Act. This white paper reviews the impact of this change.



Noah A. Frank

Noah A. Frank

  • Attorney in the Chicago office of SmithAmundsen LLC, in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Data Privacy, Security & Litigation Group, and the Medical Cannabis Counsel Team
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law, including mandated leave, discrimination, handling difficult employees effectively, and agency matters
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ compensation, unemployment, anti-discrimination/harassment, wage garnishments, properly paying hourly employees, and employment misclassification issues (exempt/nonexempt/independent contractor)
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of employment, workers’ compensation, cannabis and marijuana
  • Member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Business Advisory Board, Employment Law Council, Cannabis Regulation Working Committee; University of Illinois College of Law, Alumni Board; Chicago Bar Association, Leadership Institute Steering Committee; American Bar Association, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee; Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce; River North Business Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Illinois College of Law; M.H.R.I.R. degree, University of Illinois Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations; B.A. degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Can be contacted at 312-623-7265 or [email protected]

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