Arkansas Plant Board Adopts Industrial Hemp Regulations

ARKANSAS PLANT BOARD ADOPTS INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS

ARKANSAS: The Arkansas Plant Board approved regulations for the state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program today at their quarterly meeting. The approval came after Mary Smith, author of the regulations and ASPB Seed Division Director, presented several public comments collected during a thirty-day public comment period that concluded June 15th. Many of the comments were inconsequential and Read the full article…

McConnell Secures Hemp Victory In Farm Bill

Senator McConnell announced the legislation will go before the full Senate for consideration before July 4th

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined his colleagues on the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee today to vote in favor of the Farm Bill. During the committee meeting, Senator McConnell discussed his legislation to legalize industrial hemp and the importance of including his Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the Farm Read the full article…

Three More States Enact Hemp Production Laws

Industrial hemp production stopped in 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act was passed. Hemp has been illegal since 1970 when the Controlled Substances Act passed, as hemp comes from the cannabis plant.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Governors in Alaska, Kansas, and Oklahoma have each signed legislation in recent days establishing programs to permit the cultivation of industrial hemp. In Alaska, Independent Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation into law establishing a pilot program “to study the growth, cultivation, [and] marketing of industrial hemp.” Senate Bill 6 creates a legal distinction between hemp and marijuana Read the full article…

Veterans Push For A Federal Study Of Hemp In Hopes Of Stemming Opioid Prescriptions At VA Facilities

Veterans Christine Clayburg, Veronica Wayne and Warfighter Hemp founder Steve Danyluk prepare to meet with members of the Cannabis Caucus and House Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss urging the VA to study CBD derived from industrial hemp as a treatment option for Veterans in light of the opioid crisis. (PRNewsfoto/Warfighter Hemp)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A group of United States Armed Forces Veterans descended on the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, April 17 to meet with members of the Cannabis Caucus and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Their request is an urgent call for change in medical treatment options for Veterans: stop the dependency on opioids and compel Read the full article…

HempMeds Wins Product Registration Hearing In Puerto Rico, Begins Selling First-Ever Approved Nutraceutical Product

HempMeds wins approval to sell RSHO in PR

CALIFORNIA: Medical Marijuana, Inc., the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, has announced that its subsidiary HempMeds had its product registrations affirmed in Puerto Rico, enabling the company to continue selling its CBD hemp oil products freely throughout the U.S. territory. This major milestone marks another historic first for RSHO as the first and only legally registered cannabis Read the full article…

WSDA Adopts Rules For Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state. The adopted rules were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect on May 14. A state law approved last year directed WSDA to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp. Some of Read the full article…

Hemp Industries Association Responds To DEA Final Rule Regarding ‘Marijuana Extracts’

DOJ/DEA Extracts Code

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has issued its position in response to a recent DEA ruling, submitted to the Federal Register December 14, 2016, which seeks to establish a new drug code for ‘marijuana extract.’ Specifically, the DEA has proposed that CBD, Read the full article…

New Report: U.S. CBD Sales to Reach $2.1B by 2020 With $450M From Hemp Industry

New Report Details Hemp derived CBD market

COLORADO: The Hemp Business Journal (HBJ), the hemp industry’s authority on big data and market intelligence, has released The CBD Reportshowing cannabidiol as one of the fastest growing market categories in the U.S. hemp and legal marijuana industries with a compound annual growth rate of 59%. Partnering with market leading consumer data experts SPINS and BDS Analytics, market modeling Read the full article…

Texas Department of Public Safety Releases Confiscated Hemp CBD Oil

TXHIA

TEXAS: On September 7, Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA) received notice that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrived at People’s Pharmacy’s four (4) Austin locations to confiscate various industrial hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) products.  On October 11, DPS reported to People’s pharmacy’s attorney the following: “Attached is the lab report regarding the ‘CBD hemp oil’ from People’s Pharmacy.  Read the full article…

Washington Industrial Hemp Bill Starts Process Of Creating State Program

Hemp Ace's Joy Beckerman explains the new Hemp law to MJBA members.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is preparing to create an industrial hemp research licensing program now that legislation has been approved allowing a research program for industrial hemp. The bill, ESSB 6206, directs WSDA to design a program to license researchers and certify industrial hemp seed. This process is expected to take some time. Licenses for Read the full article…