Hemp Legalization & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses

CBD case in North Dakota tests police reliance on DEA guidance

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 […]

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Colorado cannabis companies in patent dispute over medical product formula

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 […]

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New Mexico bans out-of-state CBD products – but only in dispensaries

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 […]

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McConnell ‘optimistic’ hemp will find success in Farm Bill

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 […]

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‘Open up the floodgates’: FDA approval signals further CBD investment

Federal approval for a CBD drug means more for the hemp industry than just validation that cannabidiol has medical value. It’s also expected to increase investment in pharmaceutical uses for CBD derived from either hemp or marijuana, according to business owners working on other medicines extracted from the cannabis plant. “This is going to open up […]

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