USDA To Present At Oregon Hemp & CBD Connex Conference

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OREGON: The HEMP & CBD CONNEX CONFERENCE will take place January 29-30, 2020 at the Portland Expo.  GROWING HEMP IS NOT THE “FIELD OF DREAMS” What you need to know before you grow: From seed to harvest to shelf, invest in two days in educating yourself in all aspects of the industry. When the farm bill passed in Read the full article…

USDA Extends U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Interim Final Rule Comment Period To January 29, 2020

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the comment period for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule until Jan. 29, 2020, to allow stakeholders additional time to provide feedback. USDA published the interim final rule on Oct. 31, 2019, as authorized by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). Read the full article…

Congressman Riggleman Sends Letter To Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, On Hemp Production

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Congressman Denver Riggleman sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, to discuss potential changes to the implementation of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.  The letter suggested improvements to benefit farmers and align the rules with the realities that hemp farmers face while growing. “Virginia and the 5th District are uniquely positioned Read the full article…

USDA Establishes Domestic Hemp Production Program

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, Read the full article…

A Guide To Using CBD For Pain Management

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Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a term that’s gained quite a traction in the medical world. A substance that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant, CBD doesn’t result in the “high” that is typically linked to cannabis. In fact, the “high” feeling is a result of using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is another kind of Read the full article…

7 Best CBD Gummies To Purchase This Year

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It’s hard not to notice how popular CBD has become recently. People commonly ingest it through oils and tinctures, but like marijuana, there are other ways to reap its significant health benefits (that do not come with feeling high). One of these ways is through edibles. Instead of marijuana cookies you may be familiar with, Read the full article…

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center Receives $1M For Genetics Research

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OREGON: Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. The gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp seed research and development company. Read the full article…

WSDA Reiterates Restrictions On The Use Of Hemp CBD As A Food Ingredient In Washington

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WASHINGTON: Recent federal and state legislative changes regarding hemp have generated many questions about cannabinoid extracts, like CBD, and whether or not they may be used as ingredients in food products. To be clear, CBD is not currently allowed as a food ingredient, under federal and state law.  These rules are specific to food processors and Read the full article…

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces 2019 Hemp For Victory Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced H.R. 3652, the Hemp for Victory Act which lays the foundation for the emerging hemp industry in a manner that incentivizes family farmers and small businesses, protects against corporate monopolies, and studies the benefits of hemp cultivation and hemp-based products while ensuring safe agricultural practices, and environmental and labor Read the full article…

Indo Expo Returns To Portland August 3–4 As Hemp’s Potential Is Being Embraced—Again

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Country’s Premier Cannabis Trade Show Cultivating Community, Growing Industry OREGON: Indo Expo, the country’s leading business-to-business forum for the cannabis industry, announced its return to the Portland Expo Center on August 3 and 4 as the industry both matures and continues to rapidly evolve. Nowhere else can producers, processors and retailers have access to such a Read the full article…