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Delta-8 THC Products Are Federally Legal Just Like Hemp, Appeals Court Rules

By Ben Adlin The federal legalization of hemp through the 2018 Farm Bill removed restrictions on a wide range of molecules produced by the cannabis plant—including, a new court ruling says, the psycho...

High From Hemp: States Wrestle With Chemically Made THC

By Associated Press By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces...

Hemp Could Have More THC Under New Congressional Bill That Aims To Fix Regulatory Issues For Expanding Industry

By Kyle Jaeger A new congressional bill seeks to build upon the federal legalization of hemp by providing cannabis businesses with additional flexibility that’s been sought after by industry stakehold...

Cannabis compound CBD stops coronavirus in test tube, but can it treat COVID?

By Nancy Lapid Early research suggesting that a popular non-psychoactive compound derived from marijuana might help prevent or treat COVID-19 warrants further investigation in rigorous clinical trials...

OSU study suggests hemp compounds could help block coronavirus

A recent study conducted by Oregon State University researchers found that certain hemp compounds might be able to prevent SARS-CoV-2 — the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — from entering human cells...

For investors looking to avoid ‘greenwashing,’ hemp fits ESG criteria

By Cemile Kavountzis While world leaders convened in November to discuss the future of climate policies around the globe, many financial experts already knew how important environmental, social and go...

The road ahead for hemp: Long illegal, industrial hemp weathers setbacks, as new markets emerge

By PAULA AVEN GLADYCH A glut of industrial hemp spurred by overplanting after full legalization in 2018 has led to falling prices for the crop, but industry backers predict a solid future as the ...

Delta-8 THC Is Allowed In Texas Again

By Chris Kudialis Texas became one of many states to step in and ban Delta-8 THC earlier this year, arguing the popular hemp-based compound nicknamed “diet weed” should be regulated similar ...

DEA Emboldens Delta-8 Hemp Businesses By Signaling That The Cannabinoid Is Federally Legal

By Kyle Jaeger Hemp industry advocates are touting recent comments from DEA representatives who’ve responded to inquiries about delta-8 THC. Officials with the federal agency have indicated to state r...

Idaho gets OK to license farmers to grow, transport hemp

By KEITH RIDLER The Idaho State Department of Agriculture on Monday announced receiving the approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture following a new Idaho law approved earlier this year. The ...

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...

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