National Hemp Business & Legal News

Is CBD a drug? DEA hemp battle gets February court date

A long-awaited legal challenge targeting federal drug authorities who call CBD a controlled substance will be heard in a federal appeals court in February. The Hemp Industries Association and hemp businesses are suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration over a 2016 rule that cannabidiol is a controlled substance similar to marijuana. Arguments before the 9th Circuit […]

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USDA Reverses Position on Organic Hemp Certification

Industrial hemp farmers seeking organic certification for their crops should put their efforts on hold, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has backtracked on an earlier decision to allow such certifications. CBDRx, an industrial hemp farm in northern Colorado, recently became the first company of its kind to obtain the USDA’s coveted organic certification label. […]

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Hemp Advocate Rand Paul Announces Candidacy for President

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has announced his candidacy for president, giving hemp growers an ally in the fight for the White House. Paul has voiced his opinion that hemp growth should be legalized in Kentucky because it’s a state’s-rights issue and a matter of economic development. He was a co-sponsor of a January bill […]

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