Hemp

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Food and Drug Administration Drops Draft Guidance for Cannabis Research and Drug Development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

Hemp

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.

Hemp

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.

CBD, Hemp

FDA to Ag Regulators: “Fool’s Game” to Tell Americans They Can’t Use CBD Products

At NASDA Winter Policy Conference, USDA says it’s loosening DEA lab testing requirement for hemp, and FDA signals openness to non-pharma CBD products.

Hemp

USDA Provides Updates on Hemp Regulations, Announces New Crop Insurance

“There are few topics that have generated as much interest or enthusiasm as the provisions allowing for the domestic production of hemp,” said Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Bruce Summers.

Hemp

Who Submitted Comments on the USDA’s Hemp Rules?

The window closed Wednesday for those who proposed changes to the USDA’s interim final rule on hemp, which will shape the future of the hemp industry in the US and abroad.

Hemp

Q&A: What Do Us Agriculture Regulators Want for the Future of Hemp?

Cannabis Wire interviewed Bryan Hurlburt, head of Connecticut’s ag department and vice chair of a National Association of State Departments of Agriculture committee looking at hemp.

Hemp

State Agriculture Regulators Ask USDA for Flexibility on Hemp

With 30 states needing to revise their hemp rules, NASDA urges flexibility from federal regulators, as the window for comment on USDA’s interim final rule on hemp closes.

Hemp

Ahead of 2020 Growing Season, EPA Approves 10 Pesticides for Hemp

Hemp farmers have awaited clarity from the federal agency, which, along with the USDA and the FDA, has to craft rules for the newly legal hemp industry and its products.

Hemp

Should Farm Animals Be Eating Hemp?

An industry holds its breath as it works with regulators to approve hemp in animal feed.

Hemp, New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Further Regulating Hemp and CBD, Announces Hemp Summit

The state has decided to defer a decision on whether hemp extracts like CBD should be allowed in foods and beverages.

Hemp

Feds to Banks: It’s OK to Work With Hemp Companies

Federal financial regulators released a memo to “provide clarity” on hemp’s legal status.

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.

Hemp

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.