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Hemp farmers should act fast to sign up for new USDA crop insurance options

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 […]

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Oregon wholesale marijuana flower prices rise after growers exit market, some pivot to hemp

Oregon marijuana growers report wholesale flower prices are improving, which is welcome news for recreational cannabis cultivators in one of the country’s previously most oversupplied MJ markets. The changed business climate is even leading some growers to expand facilities and ramp up production. Marijuana growers in the state report wholesale flower prices per pound are […]

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Australia considers allowing some over-the-counter CBD products

Australian health authorities are considering a new scheduling status for CBD, potentially making it available over the counter in low doses as early as this year. The change could open a large new market in a nation with a thriving gray market for CBD but no legal access without a doctor’s prescription. In a public […]

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CBD user data? There’s an app for that, and the results are headed to FDA

A cannabis sector-focused health and wellness research company is leading an industry-sponsored liver-toxicity study to deliver aggregated, “real-world experience” data that will help answer federal health officials’ safety concerns about consumer use of CBD. After a December meeting with federal officials responsible for regulating CBD in which ValidCare presented initial consumer-experience data collected through its […]

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