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Wisconsin’s Hemp Program Will Be Handed Over to Federal Authorities

by Jean-Gabriel Fernandez Wisconsin is set to become the first state to relinquish authority over its state hemp program to the federal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The announced transition ...

California Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Smokable Hemp And Sale Of CBD-Infused Foods And Drinks

By Kyle Jaeger California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Wednesday signed a bill that stands to dramatically expand the state’s hemp industry by legalizing retail sales of a wide range of consumable product...

Safety data, legislative action next steps for CBD, hemp leaders say

By Laura Drotleff The Food and Drug Administration announced its decision in July, in letters to CBD makers Charlotte’s Web of Colorado and Irwin Naturals of California. The companies sought agency cl...

THC-O Acetate Q&A with Dr. Ethan Russo: ‘Don’t Go There’

By Jolene Hansen Over the past several months, onlookers have watched heavily hyped, high-inducing cannabinoids divide the hemp industry. As a growing number of states step in to regulate these contro...

Washington state bars marijuana processors from converting hemp CBD into delta-9 THC

By Bart Schaneman Washington state marijuana processors can’t convert CBD from hemp into delta-9 THC in the legal marijuana market, regulators said Friday in a move likely to be welcomed bv MJ cultiva...

How hemp growers can employ crop scouting for pests, diseases

By Georgie Smith More than 300 insects, spiders and mites are found on or near cannabis plants. While the vast majority of insects don’t cause economically significant damage, preventing a pest outbre...

SAFE Banking Act Cruises to Passage in House

By Tony Lange Cruising to passage by a 321-101 vote, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which aims to bring safe harbor to depository institutions providing financial services to stat...

Vilsack stresses carbon markets, nutrition, rectifying past discrimination against Black farmers

By Gil Gullickson Challenges include COVID-19, but the Biden administration’s climate policy offers opportunities, says USDA Secretary. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says he and other members of the Obam...

Is There a Market for Delta-8 Hemp Flower?

By Jessica Johnson Since the market of our regular THC and CBD flowers is expanding quickly, some of the manufacturers were struggling to put the right price for their product on the market. Thus they...

USDA’s Final Rule

Source: www.ams.usda.gov USDA published a final rule on January 15, 2021, that provides regulations for the production of hemp in the United States and is effective on March 22, 2021. The final rule ...

California bill to legalize hemp extracts in food, drinks, includes ban on smokable flower

By Ivan Moreno California lawmakers will be faced again with the long-debated question of whether to allow hemp extracts in food and beverages in the state when the legislative session opens Monday, b...

Smokable hemp regulations likely won’t come before FDA’s broader CBD rules, attorneys say

By Laura Drotleff Hemp flower growers and smokable hemp manufacturers impacted by state laws that have banned or restricted smokable hemp flower production and sales are worried that federal regulator...

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