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

Black Market Marijuana Is Poisoning Public Forests

Illegal cartels use public forests to grow their marijuana crops, contaminating nearby wildlife and water sources.

Does Smoking Marijuana Turn Your Tongue Green?

Law enforcement across the country reference the green coating as probable cause in DUI cases.

Recovering After Knee Surgery: How CBD And Marijuana Can Help

Multiple studies have showcased that THC and CBD offer an alternative to opioids and other pain medicines.

Heavy Marijuana Use Could Double Stroke Risk For Young People

Two preliminary studies highlight a growing concern regarding the link between marijuana use and heart problems.

5 Things Sleep Experts Would Never Allow In Their Beds

Sleep experts believe these annoyances should be kept out of your bed forever, including alarms.

Alex Trebek Gets Choked Up Following ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s Answer; Drake Responds To Being Booed Off Stage

Drake's feelings don't seem to be too hurt after being booed off stage at Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw; A Jeopardy contestant's final answer nearly brought Alex Trebek to tears.

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Posts

USDA Releases Hemp Rules

The USDA’s release of these rules means that we are finally headed towards full implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Washington State Bans Flavored Vapor Products

Terpenes that come from cannabis are allowed in marijuana vapor products but the presence of terpenes derived from any other source is prohibited under the ban.

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.