CBD Co. Taps Ex-Acting AG Whitaker As Outside Counsel

Law360 (August 27, 2019, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and his law firm Graves Garrett LLC have been retained as outside counsel by hemp-derived CBD company Alternate Health Corp., the company announced Tuesday.

The hire is the latest indication that the cannabis industry is seeking clarity and influence with respect to the regulation of CBD-containing products' manufacture, transport and marketing in the U.S.

The hemp-derived CBD, or cannabidiol, legal landscape is "morphing fairly constantly," Alternate Health CEO Howard Mann told Law360. "And our goal with Matt was, [with] his relationship to policymakers, to be able to help guide us to go forward."...

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