Idaho Hemp Business & Legal News


Marijuana lobby group warns against CBD claims about coronavirus

A prominent marijuana lobbying is warning consumers against CBD-infused products claiming to guard against the coronavirus. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said this week that CBD retailers have received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for making such unsubstantiated claims. “If something sounds too good to be true, […]

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Bill to legalize hemp production in Idaho defeated

Idaho lawmakers defeated a measure that would have legalized hemp, leaving the state as one of three in the country that don’t allow the crop. The measure was voted down in a House committee Wednesday, The Lewiston Tribune reported. Some opponents said the change could lead to marijuana legalization, while others argued that Idaho should not participate […]

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Idaho herbalist takes down coronavirus mention on website that sells CBD

An herbalist in Idaho who mostly sells CBD products has taken down a mention of coronavirus from her e-commerce site after a warning from federal regulators. Amy Weidner, owner of Herbal Amy in Nampa, Idaho, made no mention of coronavirus in relation to any of her CBD products. But she included a listing from another […]

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Extractor seeking return of hemp from Idaho dealt another setback

A Colorado CBD manufacturer is considering another appeal on its quest to get back hemp biomass seized last year in Idaho. Big Sky Scientific of Aurora, Colorado, received another rejection last week from an Idaho judge. The company is trying to get Idaho State Police to return roughly 6,700 pounds of biomass seized last year […]

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Idaho governor approves hemp transportation across state

Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order aligning the state’s law enforcement activities with federal statutes to allow the transport of hemp across the state. The Republican governor issued the order in the wake of the U.S. Department of Agriculture interim rule published on Oct. 31. Little said Idaho is likely in conflict with […]

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Hemp banking protections pass US House as part of landmark cannabis bill

House lawmakers passed a historic cannabis banking bill Wednesday that also provides a safe harbor for financial institutions serving hemp and hemp-derived CBD businesses. Proponents believed that such provisions were necessary despite the fact that hemp became legal nationwide with the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The hemp amendments in the SAFE Banking Act, […]

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Idaho drug charges dropped, but truck driver transporting hemp pleads to lower misdemeanor

An Oregon truck driver charged with felony drug crimes for driving a truckload of hemp to Colorado has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge. The Ada County Prosecutor’s office said Denis Palamarchuk of Portland, Oregon, has agreed to plead guilty to hauling an improperly permitted load, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are dropping felony drug-trafficking […]

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States get busy on hemp as USDA delays national hemp rules until 2020

Energized by the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and places federal regulatory authority with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), states have been readying their hemp cultivation regulatory plans for approval. But those next steps were put on hold on this week when the USDA confirmed it will not […]

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Federal appeals court to review Idaho hemp seizure

A Colorado CBD company seeking the release of hemp seized in Idaho has been granted an appeal from a federal court, but it could be months before the case is resolved. Big Sky Scientific said that nearly 7,000 pounds of industrial hemp seized in Idaho last month was taken unlawfully under the 2018 Farm Bill. The 9th […]

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