Hemp

Hemp, New York

New York Gives Its Hemp Farmers a Boost

Allowing farmers to sell hemp and CBD products to medical cannabis businesses gives hemp farmers “another market for their products,” said ag commissioner Richard Ball.

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The Long-Awaited USDA Rules on Hemp Production Have Arrived

Stakeholders are analyzing them as fast as they can, knowing that they may catalyze an already booming industry.

Hemp, Lobbying

Tobacco Giant Altria Is Lobbying on Hemp

The company behind Marlboro acquired a 45 percent stake in the Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group earlier this year.

Global, Hemp

Analysis: The Global Debate Over Defining Hemp Heats Up

The growing hemp industry lacks universal agreement on its THC threshold.

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Scoop: What Did Canopy Growth Say to the White House About USDA Hemp Regs?

Last week, the global cannabis giant gave input on everything from THC testing, to interstate transportation, to seed certification.

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A Federal Court Punts an Idaho Hemp Seizure Case Back to the State

Big Sky Scientific contends shipping the product is legal under the last two federal farm bills, but the judges sent the matter back to Idaho.

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EPA Moves to Approve Pesticides for Hemp Cultivation

The agency’s determination “for the emerging American hemp industry” will follow a 30-day public comment period.

Hemp, New York

Canopy Growth Unveils New York Hemp Industrial Park

NY’s Southern Tier is “well on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of industrial hemp,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.

Congress, Hemp

Hemp: Regulators Pledge to Untangle the Rules

Officials from three federal agencies updated a Senate committee on their progress in drafting regulations for hemp production and products.

CBD, Hemp

Here’s What People Want the FDA to Know About CBD

The FDA has been collecting public comments since April to inform CBD product rules, and the window closes tomorrow. From state ag regulators to New York’s Bar Association, here are some highlights.

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At Colleges and Universities, Hemp Research is Booming

New York State campuses are among the leaders, as scientists work to refine cultivation and find additional uses for the long-suppressed plant.

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USDA Lays Out the Latest on Hemp

The “progress update” covers intellectual property protection, cross-country transport, and more.

CBD, Hemp

Hemp: “Can this stuff be smoked?”

One unintended outcomes of last year’s Farm Bill: a mini-trend in smoking hemp.

California, Hemp

In Fits and Starts, California’s Hemp Industry Pushes Forward

The California Department of Food and Agriculture “has received calls from hundreds of people from all over California.”

CBD, Hemp

Upstate New York: A “Hemp Industrial Park” Sparks Hope

Canopy Growth selected a small, struggling county for its multimillion-dollar facility to produce hemp-derived CBD products.

CBD, Hemp

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Says Rules for CBD Could Take Three Years, or Longer

Cannabis and hemp industry members have been awaiting clarity on the legality of hemp-derived CBD products following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp.