Maryland Hemp Distribution Bill Signed Into Law

House Bill 698 expands the state's existing pilot program to explicitly permit for the distribution, marketing, and sale of hemp - both in state and out of state. Lawmakers had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 182 to 1.

MARYLAND:  Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has signed legislation into law expanding the state’s hemp production program. House Bill 698 expands the state’s existing pilot program to explicitly permit for the distribution, marketing, and sale of hemp – both in state and out of state. Lawmakers had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 182 to 1. For more information, contact Read the full article…

Montel Williams’ Lenitiv Scientific And Cura Cannabis Solutions Announce Deal

Montel Williams’ Lenitiv Scientific And Cura Cannabis Solutions Announce Deal To Produce Williams’ Lenitiv line

Lenitiv’s Hemp-Derived CBD Line Launches Nationwide OREGON: Cura, a leading provider of cannabis oil, has reached an agreement to produce a hemp-derived and a cannabis-derived line for Lenitiv. Lenitiv’s hemp-derived CBD Capsules are available online and can be shipped widely. The product was developed and formulated by media personality and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) survivor Montel Williams—one Read the full article…

Hemp Farmers Association To Launch May 8th

The U.S. is unquestionably the largest market for hemp products

NEW JERSEY:  The Hemp Farmers Association has announced the launch of a nationwide 501(c)5 industrial hemp association specifically designed to educate, support  and protect hemp farmers through best growing practices, shared research, and vetted vendors allowing for farmers to feel more confident in farming hemp. According to an association press release, the group’s sole mission is the Read the full article…

Isodiol To Acquire California Hemp Farm Farmtiva

The exclusive partnership with the Imperial Valley Conservation Research Center and Farmtiva will harvest the first legally grown hemp in California in 24 years under the Agricultural Act of 2014 § 7606 (“2014 Farm Bill”).

CANADA:  Isodiol International Inc., a global CBD innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and health and wellness products, has announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 51% of Farmtiva, a cultivator of hemp with operations in California that provides hemp farming and distribution support for farmers and other industry participants. Farmtiva has 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…

You Wear What You Eat…New Materials Start-up ‘Circular Systems’ Turns Food Crop Waste Into Sustainable Fashion

Waste = abundant fiber resources

NEW YORK: Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation) is a materials science company focusing on converting agricultural, industrial and post-consumer wastes into high value textile fibers for the fashion industry. The company was confirmed as the first place winner of the 2018 Global Change Award, which recognizes the most exciting sustainable fashion developments, at a ceremony in Stockholm. Read the full article…

Craft Distillery Celebrates 4/20 With Legal Cannabis-Infused Vodka Cocktail

The Hemp Highball is made with Humboldt's Finest cannabis infused vodka

CALIFORNIA: Humboldt Distillery is planning to celebrate 4/20 with cocktails using their cannabis-infused vodka Humboldt’s Finest.  Their award-winning infused vodka is available in a growing number of markets across the country including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. “Humboldt’s Finest is infused with a legal food-grade hemp, without any detectable THC, so it’s legal Read the full article…

US Senate Majority Leader McConnell introduces Hemp Farming Act 2018

McConnell Hemp Bill McConnell Hemp Bill

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: “It’s a historic day in America for the hemp industry”, said Geoff Whaling, Chairman of the National Hemp Association. “Senators McConnell, Wyden, Paul and Merkley have introduced a bi-partisan Senate Bill that not only raises awareness about the potential of this crop, it puts our industry in a position to meet its Read the full article…

Aurora Cannabis Increases Stake In Hempco To 35%

This amended license brings the Company one step closer to increasing its global presence as the prominent industry leader in cannabis innovation, production, and distribution of high-demand cannabis strains.

CANADA: Aurora Cannabis and Hempco Food and Fiber announced that Aurora has exercised 10,558,676 warrants to purchase common shares of Hempco for total proceeds of $4.3 million to Hempco. Consequent the warrant exercise, Aurora now owns 21,117,352 Hempco common shares, reflecting an ownership interest of approximately 35%. “With this further investment by Aurora we are now very well capitalized Read the full article…

Xanthic Biopharma Inks Strategic Partnership With Avitas CBD Water

THC Infused Energy Drink

CANADA: Xanthic Biopharma (formerly Aurquest Resources Inc.) has announced a licensing and strategic partnership agreement with Avitas CBD Water. Avitas, based in Portland, Oregon, will be producing and distributing CBD-infused water, co-branded with “Powered by Xanthic Solubles.”  Under the terms of the Agreement, Xanthic is making a strategic investment in Avitas, acquiring a 45% ownership position in exchange Read the full article…