Congress ramping up pressure to ‘provide a pathway forward’ for hemp, CBD

New legislation introduced by the top-ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee could require federal food and agriculture regulators to treat hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement. Agriculture Chair Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat, suggests changing the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) to include the regulation of hemp-derived CBD and products containing […]

Oregon hemp farm suing processors for $11 million

A farm in southern Oregon is suing a group of processors who they say failed to show up and harvest and process its hemp after receiving a six-figure down payment. Jefferson State Farms of Medford, owned by Ben and Kathleen Yuma, is suing: Palex Enterprises. Hemp Warehouse. Great Horizons. Four individuals. The lawsuit, claiming civil fraud, […]

New Jersey: Court Affirms Employer Must Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana Expenses

Justices opined, “Because we conclude the order does not require [employers] to possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana, but only to reimburse petitioner for his purchase of medical marijuana, we discern no conflict between the CSA (federal Controlled Substances Act) and MMA (the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act).”

Using artificial intelligence to cut expenses, improve plant quality and manage supply

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the January issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly evolved in traditional indoor agricultural production in recent years, as companies use the vast amounts of data produced in their operations to make better production and management decisions. Now, indoor […]

Physicians warming to CBD drug for epilepsy, pharmaceutical maker tells investors

Broad physician adoption of a cannabis-derived epilepsy treatment is boosting sales for the only company with federal permission to sell cannabis products in the United States. London-based GW Pharmacetuticals told investors Monday that it notched $108 million in sales last quarter and $309 million for calendar 2019. The sales figures were released in advance of the company’s […]

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