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…

Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Illinois Process

A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

ILLINOIS:  The first lawsuit filed against the state of Illinois over medical marijuana continues with a hearing in Chicago about documents and secrecy. A Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency Read the full article…

Senate Takes Bipartisan Shot At Drug Enforcement Administration

Fort Lupton's PureVision Technology wants to process hemp stalks for consumer-product manufacturing and plans large-scale biorefinery in Oregon.

WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to block efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack down on hemp, following the DEA’s recent action against the state of Kentucky. An amendment co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who both represent states with farmers interested Read the full article…