Sources: USDA hemp rules drafted and awaiting White House approval

Federal agriculture authorities have submitted hemp rules to the White House for final approval, meaning that public release of the first-ever national rules for growing the crop is nearing, Hemp Industry Daily has learned. The hemp industry is eagerly – and anxiously – awaiting federal regulations on hemp production from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Idaho drug charges dropped, but truck driver transporting hemp pleads to lower misdemeanor

An Oregon truck driver charged with felony drug crimes for driving a truckload of hemp to Colorado has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge. The Ada County Prosecutor’s office said Denis Palamarchuk of Portland, Oregon, has agreed to plead guilty to hauling an improperly permitted load, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are dropping felony drug-trafficking […]

Trump Administration Moves to Ban Certain e-Cigarettes

As the CDC continues to investigate more than 450 cases of lung disease suspected to be caused by vaping, the Trump Administration moved forward with plans to ban flavored, non-tobacco e-cigarettes. In a statement, Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said “The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored […]

Four takeaways from the latest round of federal CBD warning letters

The young CBD industry is growing accustomed to federal health authorities warning companies not to make medical claims about the cannabinoid. But a round of warning letters this week from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the consumer-protection agency that safeguards against unfair and deceptive advertising – served as a reminder that as CBD goes […]

Louisiana permits hundreds of businesses to sell CBD products

Louisiana has awarded 775 businesses permits to sell CBD products. The state’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) received more than 1,000 permit applications after passage of a law outlining how retailers can sell products containing CBD. The ATC started the process in June. Liquor stores, gas stations and CBD-specific shops were among the first businesses cleared […]

Hemp-Based CBD Oil Won't Diminish THC's Popularity, Analysts Predict

Cannabis producers need not fret about hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products overshadowing demand for THC-oriented products, according to a leading cannabis industry think tank.  Despite the recent surge of CBD oil sales since hemp’s legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill, its growth is expected to be limited compared with CBD products containing at least a small […]

Licensed Hemp Acreage Quadruples Over 2018

VOTE HEMP RELEASES 2019 U.S. HEMP GROWER LICENSE REPORT DOCUMENTING PLANNED HEMP CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. WASHINGTON, DC — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, has released its 2019 U.S. Hemp License Report. The report documents state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2019, reported licensed acreage of hemp, identifies states with […]

Longtime hemp critic launches national attack, saying plant won’t help farmers

A South Dakota politician who opposes hemp cultivation is taking her argument national just as federal agriculture authorities are expected to release national production rules. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem wrote in a column published in The Wall Street Journal that many states have legalized hemp to as a savior for struggling farmers but that “hemp […]

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