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Activists resolve to fine-tune stalled NY hemp and CBD bill

Industry insiders in New York are regrouping to salvage a hemp extract bill that’s been languishing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk since it was passed last summer. Cuomo is expected to issue a “friendly veto” of the bill, which will enable it to be reintroduced during the budget process next year, said Jonathan Miller, a […]

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Behind the scenes in a Kentucky ornamental powerhouse that converted to hemp

  The new hemp industry is attracting some powerhouse players in agriculture, and Hemp Industry Daily went behind the scenes to see how one of the most intriguing partnerships is going. AgTech Scientific, a hemp company in Paris, Kentucky, has merged with ColorPoint, formerly a large player in the ornamental horticulture industry, supplying garden centers […]

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‘They just suffocated the farmers’: Proposed THC testing for hemp sparks industry backlash

Farmers and ancillary hemp businesses are not happy with the THC testing standards outlined within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim federal rules for hemp production. The rules require that hemp crops not exceed 0.3% total THC, which is derived from the sum of delta-9 THC and THCA content, on a dry weight basis. Crops […]

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Exclusive Webcast: Breaking down the USDA’s hemp rules

After decades of prohibition, hemp is now an agricultural commodity like any other, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But there’s a lot to unpack in the USDA’s new hemp rules. In an exclusive webcast, Hemp Industry Daily editor Kristen Nichols sits down with Vicente Sederberg hemp attorney Shawn Hauser to discuss: What […]

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Lawsuits, delays and an explosion: Troubles mount for Kentucky hemp pioneer GenCanna

A Kentucky hemp company that helped pioneer large-scale CBD production methods and takes some credit for getting the hemp plant legalized is now facing a cascade of business challenges. First, delays piled up at GenCanna’s rural Kentucky processing facility that the company envisions making a processing hub for several Midwestern states. Then, farmers in GenCanna’s […]

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Chart: CBD retail landscape is rapidly evolving

After spending years as a niche item in specialty stores, CBD-infused products have found their way onto the shelves of prominent retailers – and the ingredient’s presence and availability may yet increase. This week, CBD companies announced a number of new distribution deals. Consider: Southeastern Grocers joined the CBD category, announcing it will begin selling […]

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USDA suggests farmers pay hemp-promotions fee, offers no more details on rule changes

The agency setting baseline national minimums for hemp production says growers should tax themselves to promote the new crop. A top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Heather Pichelman, said Monday in the agency’s first address to hemp growers since releasing national regulations that the industry “has clearly shown interest” in paying fees […]

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