Feds approve Maine’s hemp cultivation program

Federal officials have approved Maine‘s hemp cultivation program to align with the proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rules, which take effect Nov. 1 The approval Wednesday means the state’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will have primary responsibility for oversight over hemp cultivation, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Domestic Hemp Production Program, the […]

Kansas State Univ. wins federal grant to study hemp in cattle feed

Kansas State University researchers are studying the effects of feeding industrial hemp to cattle. The research comes from a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, KSN-TV reported Wednesday. “Although hemp can be legally cultivated under license in Kansas, feeding hemp products to livestock remains prohibited because the potential for cannabinoid drug residues to […]

USDA approves Missouri state hemp plan

Missouri’s agriculture officials say the federal government has approved the state’s plan to regulate hemp. The state’s Department of Agriculture announced the approval Wednesday. The state will charge: $750 a year for permits to grow hemp, regardless of acreage. Undetermined fees for sampling and testing. Missouri was among the states that chose to operate the […]

California bill to allow hemp CBD-infused products fails

A California proposal to allow hemp extracts in food and beverages has again failed amid broad disagreement on how to allow cannabinoids outside licensed marijuana retailers. The bill would have also set testing and labeling requirements for safety, and to ensure products don’t exceed 0.3% THC levels. But California legislative leaders did not schedule the […]

N.C. hemp group rebrands as more regional organization

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association is changing its name to be a more regional organization. The group made the announcement Aug. 18, saying it would now be called the Southeast Hemp Association. “We are excited to align ourselves with others in the hemp industry across the bio-region,” said Executive Director Blake Butler. “We look […]

Mexican president: Country’s Congress free to decide on hemp legalization next month

Mexico’s president says he won’t interfere with legislation to legalize marijuana and hemp when the country’s Congress takes up the bill next month. The comments from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a news conference Wednesday are significant because he previously indicated his administration’s focus was on regulating hemp for medicinal use, not creating a […]

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