California backs off narrower THC testing window

California is backing off a plan to shorten the window for THC testing in hemp crops after farmers cried foul on changes that made the nation’s largest cannabis market more restrictive than other states in terms of hemp-production rules. But the state is still mulling a ban on smokable hemp. California announced emergency changes Monday […]

NORML Comments on Biden’s Pick for DEA Administrator

The Biden Administration has announced its intention to nominate Anne Milgram, who formerly served as New Jersey Attorney General, to the position of DEA Administrator. If confirmed, Milgram will be the first DEA Administrator to have been confirmed by the Senate since the presidency of Barack Obama. Former President Donald Trump previously relied on administrators who were […]

Hemp beverage maker acquires alkaline water manufacturer

A North Carolina company that makes carbonated drinks with hemp seed oil has acquired a company that bottles high-alkaline water. Good Hemp of Cornelius, North Carolina, says it has acquired Diamond Creek Group, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary. Diamond Creek is based in Charlotte and makes high-alkaline natural spring water sourced from springs […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: New Mexico Governor Signs Cannabis Legalization into Law

Cannabis Regulation Act (HB2/SB2) Provides Long Overdue Justice and Social Equity to New Mexico Communities Most Harmed by Prohibition Santa Fe, NM – In response to New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signing cannabis legalization into law, following the New Mexico Legislature approving the Cannabis Regulation Act (HB2/SB2) during the special session, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior […]

Oregon CBD releases the first federally compliant CBDV rich cultivars to the US hemp market

Independence, OR – Hemp seed producing powerhouse Oregon CBD announced their release of two triploid CBDV rich cultivars this week, the firsts of their kind. CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of hundreds of known cannabinoids that until recently has had little presence in the cannabis plant. Lauded for its potential medical benefits, its use by […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/9/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! On Tuesday, a majority of the Virginia legislature concurred with Gov. Northam’s recommended changes to the adult use legalization bill on his desk. This means that beginning July 1, 2021, adults in Virginia will be permitted to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and […]

US EPA grants $100,000 to support Washington hemp bricks manufacturer

Federal environmental regulators keen on developing sustainable building options have awarded a grant worth nearly $100,000 to a Washington company that makes bricks out of industrial hemp. Earth Merchant, based Vancouver, received one of 24 grants through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research program for its hemp-based OlogyBricks. The product is touted […]

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