Drug Policy Alliance Statement on NM Senate Committee Tabling Marijuana Legalization Bill

Santa Fe, NM – Below is a statement from Emily Kaltenbach, New Mexico State Director for the Drug Policy Alliance, in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee tabling the marijuana legalization bill late last night: “We are very disappointed that a bill that would have done the right thing for New Mexicans—an overwhelming majority of […]

Five mistakes to avoid before planting hemp this season

As hemp production grows at lightning speed, farmers are finding that the difference between success and failure in the cutthroat market happens before the first leaves emerge. Selling a hemp crop for the right price is dependent on starting with the right genetics and environment for growing. But in a new industry with a precious […]

Abacus acquires Harmony Hemp for $5.5M, boosting retail reach to 12,000 stores

Rhode Island CBD manufacturer Abacus Health Products acquired Utah’s Harmony Health brand of topical CBD products in a cash-and-stock deal worth $5.5 million. The acquisition flexes Abacus’ retail footprint to roughly 12,000 locations nationwide. Harmony Health brands, which will continue selling under the Harmony Health name, include lotions, pain relief gels and roll-ons made by third-party contract […]

SLIDESHOW: Hempinions at the World Ag Expo

The staff of Hemp Industry Daily is attending the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. We asked members of the hemp industry: How will farmers cope with USDA hemp rules in 2020? “I don’t think I want to take the risk of having to throw away my whole farm or go to jail because my product […]

California bans drug felons in hemp production in order to comply with federal rules

California has issued a 10-year ban on drug felons growing hemp, a move state authorities say is required by the federal law that legalized the crop. The ban, issued Monday by California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, makes people convicted of drug felonies ineligible to receive state hemp-cultivation licenses for a decade. The emergency rule was […]

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