3 Reasons Seattle Hempfest Remains the Protest Festival to Attend

The Pacific Northwest’s largest cannabis-centric protest festival, or “protestival,” returns in 2019.  Hempfest welcomes more than 100,000 attendees to Seattle’s picturesque waterfront each year, making it one of the most well-known cannabis events around the world. From Aug. 16-18, 2019, Hempfest takes over Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park, both near the bustling Pike […]

‘The FDA is struggling’: Former US surgeon general Carmona on government’s approach to CBD

The booming CBD industry is eagerly waiting to see if U.S. health regulators change course and start allowing cannabinoid treatments in food and dietary supplements. Many are hoping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) will condone over-the-counter CBD products while setting production and purity standards to eliminate inferior CBD products from the market. Against […]

FDA exec: Don’t expect an exception for CBD

CBD treatments are promising, but far more research needs to be done before federal authorities can allow them in foods and dietary supplements, according to a leader of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new cannabinoid work group. Talking to the National Industrial Hemp Council, Lowell Schiller warned CBD producers in attendance that the FDA […]

Chinese tariffs having minimal effects on U.S. hemp industry, experts say

Most American farmers are in full-fledged panic mode following news that companies in China have suspended use of U.S. agricultural products in response to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese goods. But the nascent U.S. hemp industry shouldn’t worry, economists and trade experts told Hemp Industry Daily. A $5.9 billion market, China is […]

Brownstein Hyatt cites growth of industrial hemp in formation of industry group

With industrial hemp and recreational/medical cannabis becoming what it calls more “mainstream,” law firm and lobbying giant Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck said it has created a new industry group to accommodate the maturing markets. The group will be co-chaired by Melissa Kuipers Blake, a shareholder in the Denver-based firm’s government relations department, and Amy Steinfeld, […]

1 2 3 4 87
Right Menu Icon