Legal & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses

CBD’s legal status remains a conundrum – even for the DEA

Less than a month after a court decision upheld the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency stance that CBD is an illegal drug made from marijuana, the agency released a statement clarifying its position and separating hemp-derived cannabidiol from its enforcement.

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Arizona legalizes hemp, but no commercial crops likely before 2019

Arizona became the 39th state to legalize hemp production when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill authorizing the cultivation of industrial hemp for experimental purposes. “I’m glad to sign a bill that could have a positive economic impact for the state,” Ducey said in a statement released Monday. However, Arizona hemp production likely won’t begin until […]

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South Carolina to double hemp licensing in 2019 as farmer demand surges

South Carolina plans to double its hemp program for 2019, saying that overwhelming farmer demand is driving a need for more licenses even as the state’s first legal crops are just going in the ground. The Palmetto State allowed just 20 hemp growing licenses for 20 acres each for 2018, the first year for a modern […]

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