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…

Reconciled Farm Bill To Include Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  House and Senate lawmakers have agreed in principle to a reconciled version of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill), which includes provisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp. The hemp-specific provisions – which Senate Majority Speaker Mitch McConnell (R-KY) included in the Senate version of the bill, but were Read the full article…

New Jersey: Governor Signs Hemp Cultivation Bill Into Law

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NEW JERSEY: Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation into law permitting the state to establish a pilot program to assess and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp. Assembly Bill 1330/Senate Bill 3145 authorizes the Department of Agriculture to partner with Rutgers University “to study and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp to the maximum extent permitted by federal Read the full article…

House And Senate Ag Leaders: We’ve Reached Agreement In Principle On 2018 Farm Bill

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement today on the state of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations:“We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. We Read the full article…

Senate Majority Leader: Farm Bill Will Lift Federal Hemp Ban

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reaffirmed on Friday that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the engrossed language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. “If there’s a Farm Read the full article…

OLCC Rules Advisory Committee Meeting For Hemp (HB 4089) Is Thursday 9/27

Date and Time:       9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018

Location:                 Oregon Liquor Control Commission
                                 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222

Presiding Officer:  Bryant Haley
                                 Phone: 503.872-5136
                                 Fax: 503.872.5110
                                 Email: bryant.haley@oregon.gov
 
AGENDA
Proposed Draft Rules

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is proposing to amend Division 25 in response to the changes made by House Bill 4089.
 
The purpose of the advisory committee will be to review the changes enacted by HB 4089, listen to industry partners and collaboratively craft sensible rule language.

OREGON: The OLCC Advisory Committee Meeting for Hemp Bill (HB 4089) is this Thursday, September 27, 2018.   Event Details Date and Time: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 Location: Oregon Liquor Control Commission 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 Presiding Officer: Bryant Haley Phone: 503.872-5136 Fax: 503.872.5110 Email: bryant.haley@oregon.gov AGENDA Proposed Draft Rules Read the full article…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Which Includes Senator McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture. A conference committee made up with members from both chambers will now reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Farm Bill. The Read the full article…

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…