North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission Now Accepting Applications to Grow Industrial Hemp

State agriculture agents will monitor and test the hemp crops to make sure they do not contain more than .30% THC.

NORTH CAROLINA: The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission (NCIHC) is accepting applications for its pilot program to grow industrial hemp for research in North Carolina. The application process is open to farmers who can show evidence of income from a farming operation. With such a high level of interest in growing hemp in North Carolina, Agriculture Commissioner 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…

New Connecticut Law In Effect July 1 Legalizes Hemp Farming: 1st Step To Nullify Federal Ban In Practice

Starting July 1 , industrial hemp will essentially be treated like other plants, such as tomatoes, by government officials in Connecticut.

CONNECTICUT:  July 1 a new law takes effect removing the ban on industrial hemp farming in Connecticut, setting the stage to nullify in practice the federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by State Reps. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and Aundré Bumgardner (R-41), House Bill 5780 (HB5780) opens the door for a full-scale commercial hemp market in the state Read the full article…

The Future Of Hemp In Colorado

“We have the excitement from the farmers, we have the products being developed…we see foods and beverages, soaps and cosmetics, the list goes on. The missing piece is really the investment component.”

COLORADO: Jason Lauve is the founder of Hemp Cleans, he’s been a long time hemp activist in Colorado. We spoke to him last Summer after a shipment of hemp seeds that he was legally importing from Canada were detained by border officials. Those seeds never made it to Colorado. Lauve says that accessing seeds is just one Read the full article…

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border In Latest Challenge To Fledgling Industry

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

NORTH DAKOTA: Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. At the center of the dispute is hemp activist Tom McClain. Armed with a copy of last year’s federal Farm Read the full article…

Hemp Farming Could Turn Into Economic Boon For Colorado

“We want to get started  now, try to be a leader in this new industry,” Eppelsheimer said.

COLORADO:  A growing farming fad in Colorado is to grow hemp – now that it’s legal, and at least one long-time farming family is hoping to cash in on the crop. Rock ‘n’ Robin’s in Fort Collins sells products that are made of hemp such as t-shirts, handbags and other products. Farmers are hoping it creates a Read the full article…

Hemp’s Future In Indiana Raises Doubts

Supporters make hemp, which is the cousin of marijuana but contains little of the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, sound like a wonder crop. It can be used to produce products as varied as hemp seed, hemp oil, cloth and energy-producing biomass, about 25,000 different products in all.

INDIANA:  More than 50 years after America started eradicating it, hemp might be coming to a field near you. An Indiana Senate committee has given its approval, which has thrilled advocates of the new crop. What remains to be seen is whether Indiana farmers will be willing to plant the crop. Supporters make hemp, which Read the full article…

New Jersey Cannabis Reformer Governor Vetoes Industrial Hemp Bill

Governor, you must honestly join the conversation about cannabis.  The current policies do not work and we need a new approach.  Frankly, it doesn’t matter if “they” really want legalization, Governor.  Whether you give “them” legalization or not, either way, your work is far from done.

By Michael Chazukow  NEW JERSEY:  Most cameras in Trenton were fixed on Governor Christie’s scandal hearings last week.   The “Bridge-gate” controversy as well as allegations that he misused Sandy Relief funds has been so dominant in the news that the excellent work of our legislature was being overlooked.  Controversy hearings dominated our capitol last week, Read the full article…