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…

Cresco Labs Launches Hemp CBD Subsidiary — Expands House Of Brands

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the nation, today announced the formation of a new wellness subsidiary, Well Beings, that will provide the Company the ability to expand its house of branded products to all 50 states to potentially reach a new customer base outside of the licensed dispensary Read the full article…

OLCC Commissioners Adopt Rules For Regulating Industrial Hemp Entering Oregon Regulated Marijuana System

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Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations Approved OREGON: At its monthly meeting on February 21, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved rules for regulating industrial hemp that enters into the OLCC regulated marijuana system. The new industrial hemp rules implement the provisions of House Bill 4089 approved by the Oregon Legislature and signed into law in 2018.  HB 4089 alters 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…

PanXchange Launches Industrial Hemp Pricing

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COLORADO: PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and price reporting provider, today successfully launched its industrial hemp indices, becoming the first company to offer such pricing data to the market. PanXchange now delivers spot market pricing to its members, publishing on a monthly basis, and plans to launch trading capabilities in Q3 of this 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…

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…