Hemp Legalization & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses


New deadline set for Mexico’s legalization of hemp, marijuana

Mexican lawmakers now have until Dec. 15 to legalize marijuana and hemp – a new deadline set by the country’s Supreme Court in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Late Friday, the Supreme Court announced the new deadline for legalization to happen during the lawmaker’s next scheduled session, which runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. Only […]

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Virginia governor signs CBD food regulations into law

Virginia has joined other states in allowing CBD in food despite federal prohibitions. Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed the legislation that defines CBD as food and gives state regulators power to regulate the new industry. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers will be in charge of regulations and enforcement, including overseeing labeling requirements, identifying […]

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Ohio deems CBD businesses nonessential

An Ohio agency focused on conflict management has decided which businesses in the state are essential during the coronavirus pandemic – and retailers selling CBD are reportedly not among them.

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California hemp grower sues sheriff, alleges illegal destruction of plants

A California hemp grower is suing a sheriff’s office, alleging the authorities destroyed about 500 acres of their plants, which the company estimates were worth $1 billion, according to the lawsuit. The federal lawsuit filed Friday calls the demolition of the plants “one the largest wholesale destructions of personal property by government entities in the history […]

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