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 […]

Reports: French energy startup nets €18.8 million to launch hemp-fueled plant

Qairos Energies, a startup with aspirations of using agricultural biomass to produce methane and hydrogen in northwestern France, has raised nearly €18.8 million ($23 million) to build and launch a facility that will use local hemp to make fuel for buses, trains and France’s chief natural gas distributor. The eight-figure support for the project, reported […]

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 […]

Investor lawsuit against NY hemp biotech company tossed

A federal judge in New York has dismissed an investor’s lawsuit accusing a hemp biotech company of lying to promote its stock price. Based in Williamsville, 22nd Century Group researches the genetics of tobacco and cannabis plants and was accused of trying to manipulate its stock price through misrepresenting its business. Plaintiffs were seeking class-action status. […]

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 […]

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