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
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California’s booming CBD industry is in disarray after the state Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced earlier this month that CBD cannot be added to food, even if it comes from hemp.
“It’s a real punch in the stomach,” said Chris Boucher, who is growing 60 acres of hemp in Southern California, most of it destined for CBD extraction.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
After months of delays caused by subpar seeds, Hawaii has started a commercial hemp industry. Hawaii agriculture officials issued three licenses for a total of 10 acres last month.Read More
A California CBD producer is suing the federal government for seizing hemp shipments at airports.
The lawsuit seeks to end sporadic hemp seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and to give hemp importers faster notifications when federal agents seize plant material for examination.Read More
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 […]Read More
Australia’s changing hemp laws have inspired at least one manufacturing company to move production of its hemp-based shipping pallets away from China.Read More
Stanley Brothers Holdings plans to go public in Canada. The firm is the parent company of CW Hemp, the manufacturer of Charlotte’s Web CBD products. While the story of Charlotte’s Web has garnered international exposure, little has been shared publicly about Stanley Brothers operations and financials – until now.Read More
The U.S. Senate has voted to take hemp out of the Controlled Substances Act. The move came as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, which passed 86-11 Thursday. The bill must now be merged with the House version, which does not mention hemp.Read More
CBD products are often marketed as having similar health benefits to medical marijuana without the psychoactive properties – essentially all of the medicine but none of the high. That growing mainstream appeal has some cannabis business owners concerned that CBD is a threat to the THC-reliant marijuana market.Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved a naturally derived CBD drug, a landmark decision that could trigger the health agency to seek rescheduling for the cannabinoid from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).Read More