Agriculture officials in Louisiana have begun issuing the first hemp production and handling licenses to farmers, processors and transporters, while businesses ranging from gas stations to pharmacies have received the go-ahead they need to sell products containing CBD in the state. As one of the first three states to receive federal approval for its state […]Read More
Washington state and Wyoming are the latest states to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to run their own hemp oversight. The USDA also approved three American Indian Tribes: The Otoe Missouria Tribe. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. The Santee Sioux Nation. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, states and tribes are permitted to oversee […]Read More
The nation’s largest grocery store chain by revenue, Kroger, is now lobbying on CBD policy. The move comes after the grocery giant added CBD topicals to its store shelves in 17 states. According to Kroger lobbying disclosures, first reported by Cannabis Wire, the grocery giant reported spending roughly $190,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 […]Read More
British food regulators have given the CBD industry a little over a year to apply for safety evaluations in order to remain on shelves, a landmark advancement as many nations have yet to decide whether cannabidiol can be sold in food. The announcement by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Thursday also set dosage […]Read More
Hemp and CBD would get new attention by federal agencies under a 2021 budget plan released this week by President Donald Trump. Trump’s proposal asks for an additional $5 million next fiscal year for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cannabis and its derivatives, including CBD. The president also asked for more money […]Read More
The South Dakota House voted Tuesday to legalize and regulate the growth, processing and transportation of industrial hemp in the state. Legislators didn’t even debate the bill, which passed with a two-thirds majority. The measure next be considered by the South Dakota Senate. If that body also passes the legislation with a two-thirds majority and […]Read More
Federal agriculture officials have introduced two crop insurance programs for hemp, both designed to protect farmers growing the new commodity from damage during natural disasters. But the programs have tight deadlines and limitations on who is eligible. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly available Multi-Peril Crop Insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program both provide […]Read More
Hemp farmers are about to get some help protecting their crops from natural disasters, but any hope that the proposed federal production rules will change in time for the 2020 growing season should be put aside for now, officials say. Top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have revealed new details for two hemp […]Read More
A South Dakota legislative committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to allow industrial hemp production in the state. The proposal, which passed in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee, would legalize and regulate the growth, processing and transportation of hemp in the state. Passage would leave Idaho and Mississippi as the only states […]Read More
Hemp entrepreneurs in California are optimistic that long-awaited state legislation to legalize hemp-derived CBD as an ingredient in food, beverages and cosmetics will be revived from suspension and ready for Gov. Gavin Newsom to approve by spring.Read More
As the U.S. hemp industry waits to see what happens next with the federal hemp production program, more state-run programs have decided to keep the status quo for another year. Less than a week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture closed a public comment period on its hemp rules, five more states announced they will […]Read More
Two more top hemp states have decided to operate their 2020 hemp production programs under the rules of the 2014 Farm Bill. As the U.S. Department of Agriculture closed the public comment period last week on its interim final rule for hemp production, regulators in Montana and North Dakota said they will keep their current rules. Montana, […]Read More
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