Daniel Shortt

Daniel is a business attorney who works extensively with entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. He is an authority on legal issues relating to CBD and hemp laws and he has been invited to speak on those topics at events across the country and overseas. Daniel also assists our clients with their corporate formation, transactional, licensing, regulatory, and litigation needs. Daniel writes for the award-winning Canna Law Blog and regularly speaks to media outlets who seek him out for his perspective on legal issues in marijuana and hemp.

Recent articles

5 Videos Of Cute Animals To Get You Through This Week: September 16

This week's column features a pet duck, the sweetest cat ever, and a couple of adorable dogs — one with a great haircut and another that knows how to shop.

Shopify Launches CBD Business In The US: ‘Shopify Didn’t Get Into CBD; CBD Got Into Retail’

On Tuesday, Shopify launched a series of features to help US-based retailers of all sizes to sell select hemp or hemp-derived CBD products using the commerce platform.

Does CBD Help With Tattoo Healing?

If CBD can help to heal skin, it has the potential to become a tattoo lover’s best friend.

New iPhone Is Triggering User’s Trypophobia

Although it hasn't been recognized as an official phobia, trypophobia affects a large percentage of people who are not impressed with the small holes on the back of the new iPhone.

Will CBD Marketplace Face Serious Regulations Due To Vaping Crisis?

Mitch McConnell recently introduced legislation that could force the regulations the CBD marketplace needs.

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The FDA’s Problem With Hemp-CBD

The lack of public trust in the FDA helps inform the current problem it faces with CBD oil.

Congress Lays Out Expectations For FDA On Hemp-CBD In Budget Report

The report is kind of a big deal because it outlines Congress’ expectations for the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) when it comes to Hemp-CBD.

Did The 2018 Farm Bill Open The Door To Importing Hemp?

We get a ton of questions about whether it’s legal to import hemp into the U.S. It’s a complicated question without a clear answer.

Topical CBD: The FDA Stance On Hemp Derived CBD In Cosmetics

Before looking closely at FDA’s answer there, it’s important to understand how the FDA defines cosmetics.

Going Postal: USPS Provides Guidance On Mailing Hemp-CBD

Recently the United States Post Office issued an advisory on “Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD.

Federal Court Denies Review Of DEA’s Marijuana Extract Rule

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a lawsuit challenging the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) controversial Marihuana Extracts Rule.