Hemp Legalization & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses


CBD in Europe: EU receives 45 novel food applications

The European Commission has received 45 applications for novel food authorization for CBD-containing products since December 2018, Hemp Industry Daily has learned. The applications have chiefly come from the Netherlands, the UK, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United States, a commission source said. CBD products in the European Union have been in murky legal […]

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Tax relief and higher THC limits: Q&A with U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman

Raise THC limits, improve access to banking, provide tax relief and offer opportunities for new hemp and CBD businesses – one Congressman has heard distress calls from the nascent hemp industry and is working to introduce legislation that could help. U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, a Republican from Virginia, says he plans to introduce legislation called […]

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USDA approves Montana hemp plan, but state will keep pilot rules for now

Montana agriculture officials have pushed through with getting federal approval on the state’s hemp production plan. But they will still operate the 2020 production season under the existing pilot rules, which expire Oct. 31. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Montana’s plan Friday. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) submitted it on Jan. 9. But […]

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South Dakota lawmakers scrambling to settle hemp compromise

After a year-long dispute over legalizing industrial hemp in South Dakota, state lawmakers are jostling to finish work on a hemp bill that won’t provoke another veto from Gov. Kristi Noem. The latest move came this week when the state Senate passed a “placeholder” hemp bill on a 25-9 vote without debate, according to the Argus […]

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Idaho herbalist takes down coronavirus mention on website that sells CBD

An herbalist in Idaho who mostly sells CBD products has taken down a mention of coronavirus from her e-commerce site after a warning from federal regulators. Amy Weidner, owner of Herbal Amy in Nampa, Idaho, made no mention of coronavirus in relation to any of her CBD products. But she included a listing from another […]

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CBD chew partnership ends in multiple lawsuits

A Nevada hemp and marijuana producer has filed three lawsuits against a California cannabis chew maker over a disappointing 2018 partnership to make CBD- and THC-infused chewing pouches. The Nevada company, Solace Holdings, said Cannadips defaulted on loans worth $1.2 million through 2018 and 2019, money Solace says it paid to get the rights to distribute Cannadips […]

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Hemp industry isn’t raising expectations with new FDA chief

The nation’s top drug regulator set a new tone for the government’s stance on CBD in his first comments about the popular hemp extract. But longtime hemp entrepreneurs say they’re not raising their expectations that changes are imminent to the way the U.S. regulates hemp extracts. The newly appointed commissioner of the U.S. Food and […]

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FDA pledges action against ‘unlawful CBD products’ while offering confidentiality for research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will continue to “take appropriate action against unlawful CBD products that pose a risk of harm to the public,” even as the federal agency implored the industry to collaborate with the government to study CBD’s possible benefits and dangers. The statement Thursday from new FDA Commissioner Dr. […]

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Ohio begins taking hemp-growing applications

Ohio farmers began applying for three-year permits Tuesday to start growing hemp in the state this year. Ohio was among the first three states in the country in December to have the U.S. Department of Agriculture approve their rules for growing and processing hemp. The Ohio Farm Bureau predicts the plant will become the state’s third-largest crop, […]

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CBD in the UK: What industry players make of the new food rules

The United Kingdom became a trailblazer in national CBD regulation earlier this month when its Food Standards Agency (FSA) set a deadline for the industry to apply for European Union safety evaluations as a “novel food” and also provided consumption guidelines to consumers. The UK guidelines, which do not apply to Scotland, came a little more […]

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Virginia lawmakers OK bill allowing smokable hemp for anyone 21 and older

Virginia lawmakers have sent Gov. Ralph Northam a proposal allowing people 21 and older to smoke hemp. The bill, sponsored by Republican Delegate Danny Marshall, passed both chambers of the Legislature on Monday. Growing and cultivating hemp is legal under federal law, and farmers in Marshall’s district have embraced the new crop. But the Danville […]

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