Hemp

Congress, Hemp

House Ag Committee Votes to “Close the Loophole” on Intoxicating Hemp During Farm Bill Markup 

Committee members who opposed the amendment argued that a ban on hemp-derived products would lead to job loss.

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Hemp Policy Item Tabled Amid Concerns at Meeting of U.S. Ag Regulators

Citing concerns about hemp used as cover for higher-THC cannabis, a NASDA policy committee tabled a proposal to lift some requirements for industrial hemp.

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Montana Leads the Nation in Hemp Harvesting, USDA Survey Says

America’s hemp industry is also overwhelmingly white and male, according to the USDA’s first national hemp survey.

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National Agriculture Regulators Set Policy Focus on Hemp

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is calling for the FDA to release a “model” framework for overseeing hemp processing, among other policy statements.

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USDA Partners With Cornell on First-Ever “National Hemp Webinar Series”

Cornell, which has lobbied on hemp nationally since 2018, has expanded its cannabis and hemp-related lobbying in New York, Cannabis Wire has found.

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The Delta-8 Dilemma

A hemp-derived cannabinoid that supplies a high is roiling the industry, regulators, and health officials

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Hemp Funding, Delta-8 in Spotlight at National Ag Regulator Meeting

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted to support expanded funding for hemp, and heard from Greenwich Biosciences on delta-8 THC.

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State Agriculture Regulators Support Raising Federal THC Ceiling for Hemp

On Thursday, members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted in favor of a major hemp policy position.

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State Ag Regulators Consider Push for Higher THC Hemp

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture will vote next week on whether the federal definition of hemp should be changed to be cannabis that contains ≤1% THC, up from ≤.3%.

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The USDA Has Released Its Final Rule on Hemp Regulation

The revision includes some changes that hemp advocates, regulators, and other stakeholders have called for, but not all.

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USDA Issues Grant to National Industrial Hemp Council to Study International Hemp Market

NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.

Congress, Hemp

House Funding Bill Includes Hemp Pilot Program Extension

Lawmakers, agriculture regulators, and hemp industry stakeholders have been calling for more time to get up to speed with the USDA’s new hemp regulations.

Hemp, Research

Food and Drug Administration Drops Draft Guidance for Cannabis Research and Drug Development

The guidance swings open the door to hemp grown for research.

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Hemp Businesses Eligible for Federal “Socially-Disadvantaged Groups” Grants

For the first time, a USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service funding announcement explicitly includes hemp.

Hemp, New York

Why 2020 Looks Like a Ghost Year for New York Hemp

The state’s growers are sitting on a pile of surplus from the 2019 season, while they desperately wait for rules to guide the industry going forward.

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Hemp is Legal, but What About Smoking It?

While some states have embraced the trend, others are moving to outlaw the practice. And hemp farmers worry about losing a valuable market.