Senators Wyden, Merkley Urge FDA To Update Regulations To Ensure US Producers & Consumers Have Access To CBD, Other Hemp Products

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update federal regulations governing the use of certain hemp-derived ingredients in food, beverages or dietary supplements. Congress legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives, including hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), when it passed Wyden Read the full article…

Senator Schumer Announces Canopy Growth’s $100-150 Million Investment In Southern Tier Hemp

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Schumer: This Project Will Be A Huge Shot In The Arm For The Southern Tier’s Economy And Will Position The Region At The Forefront Of The Industrial Hemp Revolution NEW YORK: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his all-out effort to pass his legislation the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 as part of the bipartisan, Read the full article…

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

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COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” In 2018, the CDA Approved Certified Hemp seed Read the full article…

Elixinol Welcomes Hemp Industry Advocate Joy Beckerman As Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison

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COLORADO: Elixinol announced Joy Beckerman’s appointment to Elixinol’s team starting January 1, 2019. In Beckerman’s role as Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, she will advise Elixinol’s executive team on the industry’s changes and ensure Elixinol’s practices continue to meet or exceed the requirements of hemp’s dynamic regulatory framework following the 2018 Farm Bill which federally legalized Read the full article…

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing On Industrial Hemp Jan 15, 2018

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, including Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact   OLCC news OREGON: Division 25 of Chapter 845 of the Oregon Administrative Rules sets forth the privileges and prohibitions for licensees and permittees of the Commission regarding the recreational cannabis market. The revisions within this package were made to implement the changes made Read the full article…

Illinois Releases Proposed Industrial Hemp Regulations

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ILLINOIS: Proposed rules for the regulation of industrial hemp production and processing were published today in the Secretary of State’s Illinois Register. Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) staff have been busy drafting those proposed rules since Governor Rauner signed the Industrial Hemp Act into law in August. This new law allows individuals or corporations licensed Read the full article…

OLCC Commissioners Adopt Marijuana Rule Changes, Adjustment For Current Hemp Producers & Processors

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Commission Also Approves Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations, Revokes Marijuana Worker Permit OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission at its December 20, 2018 meeting adopted changes in rules regulating recreational marijuana with a focus on tightening licensing and compliance requirements, providing licensees flexibility to conduct business, and improving access to medical marijuana for patients. Under Read the full article…

FDA Statement Statement From FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, On Signing Of The Agriculture Improvement Act And The Agency’s Regulation Of Products Containing Cannabis And Cannabis-derived Compounds

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today (December 20, 2018), the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.), and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low (less than 0.3 percent on a dry Read the full article…

Tilray Signs Letter Of Intent For Hemp-Derived CBD From The U.S. And Canada

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research and production, announced the terms of a binding letter of intent to purchase hemp-derived CBD isolate from LiveWell Canada, which will be sourced from the United States and Canada and utilized for distribution of Tilray-owned wellness and medical products across North America. The LOI outlines that LiveWell will supply Read the full article…

SwissX And Convenience Store Empire Launch Luxury CBD Takeover Of Southern California

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The luxury CBD oil and confectionary company’s products just got even easier to find, with hundreds of new distribution points in Kohanoff Affiliated gas stations across Southern California CALIFORNIA:  Swissx Oil & Confectionery and Kohanoff Affiliated have launched a partnership to distribute Swissx CBD products in over 500 convenience stores and gas stations across the Southern California region. Swissx Read the full article…