CBD-rich hempseed is legal now, but it’s also rare, giving plant breeders a huge new market as barriers to national hempseed distribution are removed. The 2018 Farm Bill guarantees interstate commerce for all hemp products, removing requirements that viable hempseeds require approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. But the law leaves in place requirements […]Read More
Cultivation Snapshot: U.S. Wholesale Hemp Prices and Supply
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The fast-growing CBD industry has a problem: It’s bedeviled by dangerous lookalike products and scary warnings from top medical journals and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Even as CBD enters the mainstream, enabled by the 2018 Farm Bill, the industry lacks specific regulations to help consumers and authorities distinguish healthy products from dangerous phonies. […]Read More
Hemp is making strides faster than activists dreamed even a couple of years ago.
But there’s a darker side of this go-go hemp industry.
Lawsuits and legal disputes are popping up just as quickly as product announcements and merger deals.Read More
In response to hemp legalization being signed into law Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a reminder that CBD and THC are still not legal to add to food – but promised further review of its guidelines.Read More
President Donald Trump has signed hemp legalization into law, a change expected to unleash seismic market changes for the hemp industry. Trump’s signature on the 2018 Farm Bill immediately removes hemp – defined cannabis below 0.3% THC – from the Controlled Substances Act. The change also applies to extracts from hemp, including CBD and other […]Read More
Austria’s Minister of Health ordered businesses to immediately stop selling CBD food and cosmetics because the products fall under the European Union’s definition of “novel food.” Cannabidiol is explicitly included in the EU’s novel food catalog, which means individual member countries may limit the marketing and sale of it without specific authorization. Business Association Cannabis Austria CEO Stefan Wolyniec […]Read More
Several major hurdles undermining hemp cultivators’ ability to run successful, profitable businesses are set to crumble once President Donald Trump signs the 2018 Farm Bill. Challenges such as finding processors or accessing banking services – problems attributable to the patchwork of state laws and regulations that have so far underpinned the industry – will be […]Read More
Cannabis entrepreneurs long frustrated by barriers to social consumption of their products are finding that CBD is a faster way to getting their products in front of consumers. Where marijuana entrepreneurs have been plagued by delays or outright hostility from public officials when it comes to public use, CBD manufacturers and retailers are finding new […]Read More
Nationwide hemp legalization cleared its final congressional hurdle Wednesday, sending the watershed 2018 Farm Bill that removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act to President Donald Trump. The House voted 369-47 to pass a Farm Bill compromise that includes legalizing cannabis plants with no more than 0.3% THC. Trump has 10 days to sign or […]Read More
A long-awaited end to five decades of hemp prohibition has been approved by a House-Senate panel, opening the door to hemp production in all 50 states for any use – including CBD.Read More
New York state is banning CBD vape and food manufacturing and asking 2019 hemp licensees to sign a waiver acknowledging the “inherent risk” of making a dietary supplement considered off-limits by federal health authorities. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets also will require hemp-derived CBD supplements to go through the same testing as […]Read More