South Carolina traffic stop underscores problems of transportation protocols for police, hemp industry

Cannabis products seized in December in Wellford, South Carolina (Photo courtesy of Wellford Police Department) Police in South Carolina are saying suspicious behavior by drivers, unprofessional shipping practices and unsatisfactory paperwork caused them to seize a 183-pound shipment of hemp in December that they thought was marijuana. But the Texas hemp distributor who bought the […]

Top 10 hemp business stories of 2019: Legalization brings new rules, Texas joins industry, farmers struggle with harvest & more

The hemp industry’s pivot from pilot-program experiment to national commodity kept entrepreneurs clicking to keep up with changes for the new industry. And Texas’ entry into the national hemp-producing economy was a development not to be missed. Those were among the most widely read stories for 2019 at Hemp Industry Daily, based on page views. 1. […]

Editor’s Notebook: Why mom-and-pop CBD retailers have some planning to do

Kristen Nichols is the editor of Hemp Industry Daily. (This is an abridged version of a column that appears in the November-December issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) We cheer when the big guys see the benefits and market opportunities of hemp products. When a national grocer starts carrying CBD, or a longtime agricultural biotech giant turns its […]

CBD retailer gets hemp shipment back from NYPD

The owner of a CBD store in Brooklyn, New York, has claimed a shipment of hemp that was seized by the New York Police Department last month when officers confused it with marijuana. Oren Levy, who owns Green Angel CBD, said his brother Ronen picked up the 106 pounds of hemp from the NYPD on […]

Louisiana, New Jersey, Ohio are first with approved hemp rules

Relative hemp newcomers Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio have leapfrogged states with more established hemp programs in winning first approval for their 2020 regulations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Friday that those three states are the first with approved hemp regulations. The three plan to allow commercial cultivation for the first time in 2020. The USDA […]

PA processor gets green light to reopen limited operations but must pay fine

A Pennsylvania hemp-processing center that was closed after repeat air-quality warnings from the state has been fined and given permission to reopen on a limited basis. Under the terms of a Dec. 24 agreement with the state, the Jeannette facility owned by Patriot Shield Security will be fined $29,000 for air-quality violations, according to the […]

Exclusive: Nevada hemp consultant discusses crop’s potential in Southwest

The desert Southwest could become a critical hemp-producing area for the United States, according to a longtime hemp educator in the University of Nevada system. In this special episode of News & Views – recorded at MJBizCon in Las Vegas – Marysia Morawska, who oversees hemp projects with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, sat down with Hemp Industry […]

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