Ohio Senate Votes In Favor Of Establishing An Industrial Hemp Program

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OHIO: State Senators Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Brian Hill (R- Zanesville) announced the unanimous Senate passage of their legislation that would create an industrial hemp program in Ohio administered by the Department of Agriculture.  Senate Bill 57 clarifies that hemp and hemp derived products, including CBD oil may be sold legally in Ohio. “It is important to understand that hemp is not marijuana, it is Read the full article…

USDA Hosts Webinar On The Domestic Hemp Production Program & 2018 Farm Bill

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The USDA will host a free webinar explaining the 2018 Farm Bill and The Domestic Hemp Production Program. Event Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm The Specialty Crops Program is conducting a webinar to solicit public comments on the sections of the 2018 USDA Farm Bill relative to multiple sections dealing with Read the full article…

OLCC Commission Action On Rules February 2019

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OREGON: On February 21, 2019, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission took the following rule-making actions: FINAL ACTION Industrial Hemp Package House Bill 4089 passed during the 2018 legislative session. The bill alters the way hemp items can enter the Oregon Liquor Control Commission licensed system. This package allows for additional license types to receive industrial hemp Read the full article…

South Dakota Governor Noem Encourages Legislators To Table Industrial Hemp Discussions

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Governor Kristi Noem asked the South Dakota legislature to table discussions on legalizing industrial hemp this legislative session. “South Dakota is not ready for industrial hemp production,” said Noem. “There are still questions about the impact on public safety, enforcement, and costs to the taxpayers. We need to see federal guidelines when they are issued Read the full article…

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…

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…

McConnell Signs Farm Bill Conference Report With Kentucky Hemp Pen

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KENTUCKY:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that his language to legalize industrial hemp is officially included in the finalized Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The Farm Bill Conference Report takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture, and it contains the legislation — championed by Majority Leader McConnell — that Read the full article…