John Schroyer

Hemp Bar Shuttered After Clash With Authorities

A hole-in-the-wall storefront in New York City that specialized in chocolates and pastries containing hemp has been forced to close down by city health department regulators over… wait for it… a lack of sinks. A Forbes contributor speculated that the unreasonable crackdown could have erupted because of confusion on the city’s part over the differences between […]

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Tribe Targeted By Feds Says it Was Growing Hemp

A Native American tribe operating a cultivation site in Wisconsin that Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided last week insists it was growing industrial hemp, not marijuana. Agents raided the Menominee Indian reservation and seized 30,000 plants, asserting that the tribe was growing marijuana with the help of professionals from Colorado. The raid was bolstered by a search warrant […]

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22 Companies Investing in Kentucky Hemp Industry

Kentucky may just get the industrial revolution it was hoping for from hemp. So far, the state has seen 22 companies throw money into industrial hemp cultivation and processing, fueling hopes that the plant will rejuvenate Kentucky’s lagging agricultural economy. One company, GenCanna, has even pumped $5 million into a 100-acre grow site for industrial hemp and is hoping […]

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Moratorium on Hemp Cultivation Licenses in Oregon

Oregon won’t issue any new licenses to grow hemp until March of next year at the earliest, the state’s agriculture department announced this week. The agency also notified the 11 hemp growers with licenses that they won’t be allowed to expand their grow operations or add new farms to their existing permits, according to the […]

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Tennessee Inspecting Hemp Farms

Tennessee regulators are working their way through the state’s 53 hemp farms, checking on sizes, acreage and other aspects of the sites to ensure that all cultivators are staying within the rules.

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CBD Laws Largely Symbolic Victories, as Business Opportunities Are Few and Far Between

By John Schroyer In 2013, CNN aired a documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that featured a young girl whose innumerable seizures were relieved by a high-CBD medical marijuana strain. The documentary – and Gupta’s concurrent proclamation that marijuana does indeed have medical benefits – had an immediate impact. In the early months of 2014, lawmakers […]

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Jimi Hendrix Marijuana Product Line in Works

Yet another celebrity’s name could soon be tacked onto a line of marijuana products. Toronto-based Nutritional High intends to manufacture marijuana and hemp-based edibles – including hard candies and health and energy drinks – bearing the name of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, according to a report by CNNMoney. But the business plan could hit a […]

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Industrial Hemp Stalls in Indiana

Although industrial hemp production was legalized in the staunchly red state of Indiana last year, no fields have yet been planted. That’s because would-be hemp companies have been waiting for months on both federal approval of the program as well as seeds to sow. As a consequence, the state is lagging far behind its neighbor […]

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