(Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional series of regional reports looking at the 2019 hemp production season leading up to harvest.) The 2019 hemp production season has been much like what many describe the hemp and CBD industry: The Wild West. In the absence of federal hemp production guidelines, hemp farmers were […]Read More
A federal judge has thrown out Indiana’s ban on smokable hemp, calling it unconstitutional for states to ban one type of hemp because they can’t easily distinguish it from marijuana. The judge sided with the Midwest Hemp Council and seven Indiana hemp wholesalers that sued over Indiana’s July law banning smokable hemp products. The hemp […]Read More
Hoping to gain a new business opportunity, Indiana CBD retailers are turning to the federal court system to overturn the state’s ban on smokable hemp products. Seven hemp-derived CBD retailers filed the lawsuit in Southern Indiana District Court in cooperation with the Midwest Hemp Council, the Courthouse News Service reported. The ban took effect July […]Read More
Colorado-based PHM Brands, which specializes in agricultural-based ingredients and blended products, is venturing into industrial hemp, starting with a CBD factory in Indiana. PHM purchased a Prinova wheat germ plant in Michigan City, Indiana, but found that demand and sales for that product were short. The company opted to instead convert the factory for industrial hemp processing […]Read More
The CBD industry is in desperate need of an idiot-proof way to distinguish legal CBD from illegal varieties derived from marijuana.
Could the solution be found in Utah?Read More
Indiana’s long-simmering CBD confusion ended with the state’s governor signing a law clarifying that all CBD products are legal as long as they come from hemp and contain low amounts of THC. The new law specifies that anyone can sell or possess CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC and derived from hemp. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s […]Read More
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.Read More
Two state legislatures scrapped legislation to expand CBD access and allow hemp production. Idaho and Indiana lawmakers said “no thanks” to bills that initially appeared headed toward approval, both at the apparent urging of Republican governors. Republicans also dominate the two state legislatures. In Idaho, where lawmakers passed a CBD bill in 2015 only to […]Read More
A raft of CBD-related measures are advancing in conservative states where lawmakers seem unwilling to wait for federal courts to decide the legal fate of cannabis-derived treatments low in THC. Kansas lawmakers are looking at giving CBD legal cover, a week after the Sunflower State’s attorney general ruled the treatments illegal. Indiana lawmakers are nearly […]Read More
Federal confusion about CBD and hemp is giving state lawmakers in three of the most conservative parts of the country a reason to back cannabis legislation that addresses the cannabidiol conundrum.
Indiana’s Senate voted this week to legalize all CBD oil products in Indiana that contain up to 0.3% THC, Indianapolis TV station WTHR reported.Read More
Indiana authorities are apologizing to about 50 businesses after regulators erroneously cited them for selling illegal CBD products. The letters were sent despite assurances by state officials that the store owners wouldn’t be penalized until CBD’s legal status is settled. Indiana’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission sent the citation letters just before Christmas, WTHR-TV reported. The letters […]Read More
Stores selling CBD in central Indiana are seeing a spike in sales after the state’s attorney general declared the products illegal with one limited exception. Kokomo store owner Joan Johnson said sales and interest in CBD increased after Attorney General Curtis Hill issued his opinion last month, the Kokomo Tribune reported. Hill said that CBD products are […]Read More
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