Maryland Hemp Business & Legal News


Vermont hemp processor sues Maryland grower, alleging it lied about pesticides

A Vermont hemp processor is suing a Maryland grower, accusing the company of lying about the plants it sold being pesticide-free. The federal lawsuit filed by Newton Hill Labs, based in Milton, was filed Tuesday. It alleges Bay Water Greens and Baywater Farms of sold Newton Labs 5,000 pounds of biomass in October 2019 that contained elevated […]

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Maryland, Vermont extend pilot programs for 2020 season

Two more states have opted to operate their 2020 hemp production seasons under the 2014 pilot program, bringing to nine the total markets that will keep the existing rules in play for another year. Maryland and Vermont will extend the pilot program under the rules of the 2014 Farm Bill, according to the U.S. Department […]

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Maryland latest to legalize hemp production

Maryland will start allowing hemp production, joining at least 33 other states that have changed their laws to allow the crop. The Maryland bill passed Thursday after a unanimous vote in the state Senate. The measure now awaits the signature of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is expected to sign it. Maryland’s hemp law takes […]

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