Hemp Legalization & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses

Oklahoma removes hemp from drug definitions

Oklahoma has taken hemp out of its drug code, becoming the 37th state to allow hemp cultivation. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed the hemp law Monday, The Norman Transcript reported. Under the law, hemp will not be considered marijuana if it doesn’t contain more than 0.3% THC and is grown as part of Oklahoma’s hemp […]

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CBD epilepsy treatment wins unanimous approval from FDA advisers

A British pharmaceutical company is closer to getting its CBD medicine to the U.S. market with the government’s blessing, a first for the cannabis industry and potential game-changer for all marijuana and cannabidiol producers. A panel of government health advisers gave a unanimous recommendation Thursday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve Epidiolex, […]

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Hemp legalization bill expedited to full Senate

A long-awaited hemp bill is on the fast track in the U.S. Senate. The measure to remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act got a boost Monday, according to The Hill. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the bill’s sponsor and the Senate Majority Leader, invoked a Senate procedure to allow the bill to skip over the committee […]

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Oregon delays some hemp licenses to finalize rules for sales in marijuana system

Oregon has put some hemp licenses on hold while regulators finalize rules for including the crop in the state’s marijuana system. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday that it will suspend issuing “hemp certificates” to growers and handlers who want to join the marijuana supply chain, pending the creation of new regulations. A new […]

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‘Historic day for hemp’: McConnell introduces promised bill

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s bill to take hemp out of the Controlled Substances Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The measure represents the most audacious attempt yet to make hemp a mainstream crop after four decades of prohibition. McConnell stood before the Senate Thursday and asked his colleagues to “empower American farmers to […]

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Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

The most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers. GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval as legal medicine. The decision on […]

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Welcome to Hemp Industry Daily

Sometimes you have to take a step back to see the whole picture. And when you do, you see a whole new image. Welcome to Hemp Industry Daily, a business news service from the publishers of Marijuana Business Daily.  Marijuana is a variety of hemp that gets enormous public attention because its flowers become intoxicating […]

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Vermont hemp processor wins partial victory in crop dispute

A Vermont hemp processor accused of stealing a contract farmer’s hemp crop won’t be held personally liable for any missing profits. A civil judge dismissed the personal liability case against Vermont Hemp Co. CEO Joel Bedard, according to Heady Vermont, a website that covers the state’s cannabis industry. The lawsuit against the company will continue, […]

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CBD limits loosening in states written off by marijuana reformers

Far from the bustling marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and California, rural and politically conservative states with limited cannabis laws are loosening restrictions that once had marijuana entrepreneurs writing them off as infertile territory.

“Progress is being made in places you’d never have thought possible,” said Keith Stroup, founder of NORML.

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Canada releases rules for cannabis packaging, ‘micro-cultivation’

When recreational marijuana hits store shelves in Canada later this summer, it will be sold in “plain packaging” that contains only a standardized cannabis symbol and one of 14 health warning messages, according to an updated set of proposals released Monday. The recommendations were part of a Health Canada report summarizing feedback from 3,200 people on […]

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