Briefs

New Mexico bans out-of-state CBD products – but only in dispensaries

The confusing legal status of CBD products persists as New Mexico authorities warn medical marijuana dispensaries to stop carrying CBD from out of state. The New Mexico Health Department told the state’s 72 dispensaries last month that selling CBD produced outside New Mexico or from plants grown elsewhere “must cease,” according to the Santa Fe […]

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McConnell ‘optimistic’ hemp will find success in Farm Bill

Hemp legalization should have no trouble making it to President Donald Trump’s desk, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted during a tour of a Kentucky hemp processor. “I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to finish the job,” McConnell told reporters Thursday at Louisville-based Sunstrand, which manufactures hemp composites such as insulation and boards. Before touring […]

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Canadian marijuana financier entering hemp industry in Nevada

A Canadian company that finances marijuana projects is expanding into the hemp business in Nevada. Crop Infrastructure announced Monday that it has entered into a loan agreement with Elite Ventures Group to buy 315 acres in Nye County, Nevada. Crop is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Elite Ventures in Las Vegas. The two companies […]

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Only one grower in Washington hemp program for 2018

The outlook is bleak for Washington state hemp. Delay in oversight funding, ongoing challenges around seed sourcing and a lack of processing options have limited program participation for 2018. Only one organization, the Colville Confederated Tribes, has been licensed to grow hemp for 2018 so far, according to a report in Capital Press. The tribes […]

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