Hemp provides American Indian tribes with new economic opportunities, commercial partnerships

(This is the second part of a two-part story from Hemp Industry Daily examining the developing hemp markets on tribal lands in the United States. Read the first installment here. For more detail about tribes growing hemp, check out Hemp Industry Daily’s Hemp & CBD Factbook, available for purchase here.) Hemp and CBD companies have been working with […]

Biden transition leaves hemp operators wondering about new USDA rules

Farmers still making sense of long-delayed nationwide rules for growing hemp in 2021 and beyond got another wrinkle Wednesday when the incoming administration of President Joe Biden ordered a “freeze” on new regulations. The memo instructed federal agencies — including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees hemp production — to consider additional 30-day comment […]

After years of delay, American Indian tribes still face difficulty realizing new economic opportunities in hemp

(This is the first in a series of stories from Hemp Industry Daily examining the developing hemp markets on tribal lands in the United States. For more detail about tribes growing hemp, check out Hemp Industry Daily’s Hemp & CBD Factbook, available for purchase here.) It’s been more than two years since nationwide hemp legalization offered […]

Overdose Prevention Programs Bill Introduced in NM House by Health & Human Services Chair Deborah Armstrong

Santa Fe, NM—In response to New Mexico’s generations-long overdose crisis, increasing overdose deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a recent increase in fentanyl-related overdoses across the state, Representative Deborah Armstrong (D-17) introduced House Bill 123, authorizing overdose prevention programs (OPPs), also known as safer consumption spaces or supervised injection facilities, as a […]

Statement on the Inauguration of Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

Washington, D.C. – In response to the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, released the following statement: “Today is a beacon of hope for our most neglected communities—including people who use drugs and our incarcerated populations.  As Joe Biden […]

Statement on Gov. Cuomo including Marijuana Legalization in FY2022 Budget

New York, NY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo again included legislation for marijuana legalization in his omnibus budget bill.  Statement from Melissa Moore, New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance and member of Start SMART NY Coalition (Sensible Marijuana Access through Regulated Trade): “It is encouraging that Governor Cuomo has now acknowledged the need […]

Phytol cited as potentially dangerous cannabis vape ingredient

This story first appreared at Marijuana Business Daily. As cannabis vaping pens grew in popularity in late 2019, concerns grew about the safety of the products, spurred by reports of <a href=”https://mjbizdaily.com/vaping-crisis/”>illness, and even deaths</a>, of tobacco vape users. Vape manufacturers rushed to assure regulators and consumers their products were safe, despite having no clear […]

Restrictions on shipment of vaping products could impact hemp industry

Companies selling vaping products online, including those with CBD cartridges, will be forced to find an alternative to the U.S. Postal Service to ship their products and will face additional regulations come this summer. That’s because in late December, when Congress approved another appropriations bill to keep the government running, lawmakers also passed the “Preventing […]

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