Canada has a 20-year head start on the United States in growing and processing hemp. But Canada’s acreage shrank in 2018 as the nation lagged behind its southern neighbor in developing a market for hemp extracts such as CBD, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights Canada’s industrial hemp industry. […]Read More
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National shipments of hemp and its byproducts will march on, even if some businesses take extra care in the wake of a surprising court ruling delaying the return of roughly 7,000 pounds of hemp in police custody in Idaho, industry members and attorneys say. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to order Idaho to […]Read More
California’s long-awaited legislation to legalize hemp-derived CBD in foods, beverages and cosmetics has been put on hold, rendering it dead for this legislative session.Read More
Mainstream retailers from grocery stores to pharmacies and even clothing merchandisers are clamoring to stock hemp and CBD products.Read More
Industrial hemp is big business – and it’s only going to get bigger as investors around the world begin to pile money into the development of infrastructure for hemp products.
According to cannabis attorney Robert Hoban, the foundation of the global cannabis marketplace will be built on industrial hemp.Read More
A Colorado hemp extraction company seeking the return of roughly 7,000 pounds of hemp biomass after it was seized in Idaho asked a federal court to override the state and affirm that hemp transportation is legal. But Idaho lawyers say the Colorado company – Big Sky Scientific of Aurora – “jumped the gun” when it shipped hemp […]Read More
Federal crop insurance is finally coming to some hemp farmers as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) takes more steps toward adopting new rules for hemp production.Read More
Smokable hemp has taken hold with consumers.
The unlikely trend has given hemp producers new market opportunities – and a new set of legal headaches.Read More
Toronto-based CBD company Alternate Health has tapped the former highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the U.S. to serve as outside counsel, officials announced Tuesday.Read More
To maintain growth, the booming U.S. hemp industry needs a reliable supply of steady, stable seed genetics. Professional and academic plant breeders are rushing to fill the market demand, but it might take at least another five years to develop those genetics, according to longtime breeders. That’s because it takes time to breed, trial and […]Read More
A Minnesota hemp industry group is warning manufacturers not to order hemp biomass from other states in the wake of a South Dakota drug arrest of a deliveryman bringing plants from Colorado to Minnesota for extraction. The Minnesota warning comes as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments next week over hemp transportation. “The ability […]Read More