Welcome to Cultivate, a DLA Piper blog focusing on critical legal issues affecting the nascent hemp and CBD industry.

We understand that the CBD industry is new, and that the laws and regulations affecting it are in a seemingly perpetual state of flux. It is our mission at Cultivate to guide our readers through the need-to-know information relevant to the industry, while fostering a dialogue about the issues that will shape the future of CBD businesses for years to come.

We at Cultivate are excited to see the heights the industry can reach and are happy to be joining the conversation.  Here, our contributors will provide insights into the rules, laws and breaking developments the industry faces.  We will offer original educational materials – such as handbooks, checklists, and 50-state surveys – to educate you on the evolving legal landscape. Our team of contributing attorneys will also make sure that you are informed about and prepared for what’s ahead by publishing timely, explanatory updates.

Whether you are new to CBD, or have been here from the start, we think Cultivate will have something for you.  Welcome.


Matt Miehl, Blog Manager