Ohio health officials have declared that over-the-counter CBD sales in the state are illegal, despite the products’ widespread availability in grocery and health stores. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said that CBD is legal only from state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, though none has opened yet, according to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. The CBD ruling came […]Read More
The founder of a Maine-based CBD company will pay more than $390,000 to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he advertised sales of unregistered securities on Craigslist. The SEC complaint alleges that, beginning in 2014, Richard Greenlaw of Kittery, Maine, raised approximately $500,000 from at least 59 investors by offering securities […]Read More
Illinois is no longer one of the nation’s largest hemp holdouts after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law to allow immediate commercial production, citing activity in nearby states. The new law contains some of the nation’s strongest language protecting farmers’ ability to make money growing hemp. Farmers can submit a hemp research plan if federal law […]Read More
A tantalizing innovation in the CBD market has turned into a nasty contract dispute that spans the globe.
Bomi Joseph, a California plant breeder, is suing CBD Naturals, a company that has been associated with Canadian CBD manufacturer Isodi. Isodiol once held distribution rights to Joseph’s self-proclaimed innovation – a cannabidiol product derived from a hops variantRead More
Is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2016 guidance enough to convict someone of drug charges for selling CBD? The North Dakota Supreme Court has agreed hear a case on that question – and while it won’t set precedent in other states, it may provide guidance for similar cases. The case of Falesteni A. Abu Hamda will […]Read More
A Colorado marijuana company is suing another firm in the state for patent infringement involving its cannabinoid-based medical product formula. United Cannabis Corp. (UCANN) of Golden filed the lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court on Monday against Pure Hemp Collective of Conifer. The Denver Post reported the lawsuit seeks an injunction prohibiting Pure Hemp from […]Read More
Hemp may be totally different than marijuana. But the red tape that plagues the marijuana industry is coming for hemp anyway.
That’s why the hemp industry should keep an eye on what is happening in Oregon.Read More
A Wisconsin tribe says its plans to grow hemp indoors in a former fish hatchery are back on after settling a lawsuit with the state. The settlement reached Wednesday states that the St. Croix Chippewa do not need permission from the state Department of Agriculture to start growing hemp on their lands in northwestern Wisconsin. […]Read More
The confusing legal status of CBD products persists as New Mexico authorities warn medical marijuana dispensaries to stop carrying CBD from out of state. The New Mexico Health Department told the state’s 72 dispensaries last month that selling CBD produced outside New Mexico or from plants grown elsewhere “must cease,” according to the Santa Fe […]Read More
The 2018 Farm Bill has been roundly praised by hemp activists because the Senate version would give hemp-derived CBD new legal protections, but a provision may also ban anyone “convicted of a felony related to a controlled substance under state or federal law.”Read More
Warning that “people are overdosing” on the product, authorities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, announced plans to seize CBD and test it for traces of THC.Read More
Hemp legalization should have no trouble making it to President Donald Trump’s desk, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted during a tour of a Kentucky hemp processor. “I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to finish the job,” McConnell told reporters Thursday at Louisville-based Sunstrand, which manufactures hemp composites such as insulation and boards. Before touring […]Read More
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