Agriculture officials in Alaska are trying to limit in-person trips to the Division of Agriculture, so they used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the state’s hemp program this week. Alaska’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which will operate under the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program rules through Oct. 31, becomes effective […]Read More
The West African nation of Ghana has passed legislation allowing hemp to be grown for industrial or medicinal purposes. The legislation allows the government to “grant a licence for the cultivation of cannabis which has not more than 0.3% THC content on a dry-weight basis for industrial purposes for obtaining fibre or seed or for […]Read More
Mexico’s vote to legalize hemp and marijuana will likely be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, one attorney following the proceedings said. The delay has not been announced, but it’s expected to happen any moment, said Luis Armendáriz, an attorney in Chihuahua, Mexico, who is affiliated with Denver’s Hoban Law Group. “My realistic expectation is that […]Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated its guidance for reporting adverse effects of various products, including dietary supplements, during the coronavirus pandemic. The FDA does not consider CBD a dietary supplement. But many CBD manufacturers do and follow FDA guidance on making and selling dietary supplements. The agency made the announcement this month, saying […]Read More
Farmers in Iowa cheered Friday when the state agriculture department announced its hemp production plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and license applications will be accepted starting April 1.Read More
An agriculture biotech company that markets high-fiber wheat is partnering with two other California firms in an attempt to grab market share among California hemp producers. Arcadia Biosciences of Davis, California, says it will work with Grow West, a northern California distributor of farm inputs and machinery, and the Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, which sells fertilizer in […]Read More
Mexico is poised to become the world’s most-populous country with legal marijuana and hemp next month – and, unlike its northern neighbor, Mexico is setting nationwide regulations to cover all forms of cannabis, no matter the THC content, instead of having a patchwork of laws for the two plants. That could potentially open more business […]Read More
(This story has been updated with comments from Beckerman and details about HIA.) The president of the Hemp Industries Association, Joy Beckerman, is leaving the organization, effective immediately, the group announced on Thursday. The nonprofit said that Beckerman and the industry group had mutually agreed to part ways over “time constraints and many other responsibilities” […]Read More
Hemp farmers and industry members cheered in late February when federal agriculture officials lifted enforcement action requiring that hemp be tested in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-registered labs and the disposal portion of the interim final rule. Now they might have reason to cheer again, according to industry insiders. That’s because Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told […]Read More
Hemp bans in California towns are common as the crop struggles to gather broad support in a state where nearly half of its counties outlaws hemp production. But in Oregon, where hemp has become a widely accepted stable, one city is considering banning production within its limits. The Medford City Council this week reviewed possible […]Read More
Georgia has federal approval to oversee hemp production in 2020 and is planning to start taking applications later this month. But the state has yet to settle how it plans to pay for its hemp program. Georgia’s hemp plan cleared the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week, an approval states need in order to have […]Read More
Idaho lawmakers defeated a measure that would have legalized hemp, leaving the state as one of three in the country that don’t allow the crop. The measure was voted down in a House committee Wednesday, The Lewiston Tribune reported. Some opponents said the change could lead to marijuana legalization, while others argued that Idaho should not participate […]Read More
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