Alabama Hemp Business & Legal News

Industry to USDA: Where are the federal hemp regulations?

The hemp industry continues to look for federal guidance on production for 2020. It’s been more than a month since Hemp Industry Daily first reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had completed its draft of the federal hemp production rules and submitted it to the White House Office of Budget and Management, which reviews […]

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Alabama to delay hemp applications, citing federal hold up

Alabama has postponed for two weeks the opening of the application period for its 2020 hemp program as it awaits federal interim regulations. The registration period for growers, processors and universities will now run for four weeks, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 1, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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Alabama drugstores cleared to sell CBD ingestibles

Pharmacies in Alabama now can join gas stations and other retailers cleared to flout federal restrictions on CBD products. A new law removing hemp from Alabama’s controlled-substances list allows pharmacies to carry CBD dietary supplements, something other retailers in Alabama already had been given permission to do. Pharmacies in Alabama said they needed additional assurances in […]

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Hemp boom: States report dramatic licensing increases for 2019

Hemp production is about to shift into overdrive in states where growers have been licensed to get started with the 2019 planting season. There is a dramatic increase in interest among new farmers looking to capitalize on hemp in states that have been growing the crop under pilot programs. Here’s an early look at 2019 […]

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Alabama state officials tell public to avoid CBD products

Retailers who sell CBD products in Alabama are getting mixed messages now that the Department of Health is asking the public to avoid using CBD. It’s a move that directly conflicts with the state’s direction in December that authorized hemp-derived CBD production and sales. While CBD derived from marijuana remains illegal, Alabama was the first […]

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Alabama authorizes CBD production and sales, citing Farm Bill

Alabama has changed course and authorized hemp-derived CBD production and sales, citing the pending Farm Bill that removes the plant from the Controlled Substances Act. The state’s attorney general, Steve Marshall, issued the legal interpretation last week as Congress was finishing debate on the 2018 Farm Bill, which now awaits the signature of President Donald […]

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CBD raids spread to Alabama as officials seize gummies over THC concerns

Police seized boxes of CBD-infused gummy bears from an Alabama company that distributes products to convenience stores after receiving complaints the candies may contain THC. Authorities are testing several boxes of gummies taken Friday from American Wholesale Distributors, according to Birmingham TV station WBMA. A representative from the distribution company told WBMA the products contain only […]

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CBD limits loosening in states written off by marijuana reformers

Far from the bustling marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and California, rural and politically conservative states with limited cannabis laws are loosening restrictions that once had marijuana entrepreneurs writing them off as infertile territory.

“Progress is being made in places you’d never have thought possible,” said Keith Stroup, founder of NORML.

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