Farming groups urge speedy pesticide approval for hemp

National hemp and farming associations are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hurry up and decide pesticide applications for hemp production. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council asked the EPA to promptly approve the 10 applications to add hemp to the labels of currently registered pesticide products. The groups also […]

Canadian health food association pushes back on CBD limits

Canada should allow hemp-derived CBD sales without a cannabis license, according to Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) said natural-foods stores and other retailers shouldn’t need permission from Health Canada, the agency that regulates marijuana. The notice Monday came in response to one in June from […]

CV Sciences expands distribution to Harris Teeter, The Vitamin Shoppe

CBD continues to mainstream as a grocery store chain in the South has picked up distribution of a hemp-derived extract and a national supplement retailer expanded its product range. Harris Teeter, based in Matthews, North Carolina, announced Tuesday it will distribute PlusCBD Oil, manufactured by San Diego-based hemp and CBD company CV Sciences, in 150 […]

Hemp processing bottleneck could mean losses for farmers, setback for industry

The hemp industry is lacking the processing infrastructure it needs to turn raw hemp plants into extracts and other products, a bottleneck that could cost farmers and hopeful hemp businesses millions this year. California-based extraction machine manufacturer Delta Separations estimates the industry could see $7.5 billion worth of hemp rot in the fields because of […]

CBD producer sues Oregon hemp seed company for $44 million over ruined crop

A Kentucky-based CBD company filed a $44 million lawsuit against an Oregon hemp seed company, claiming the hempseeds it supplied were bogus and contributed to ruining the company’s 2019 crop. Lexington-based Elemental Processing estimated it lost at least $44 million in profits after HP Farms of Troutdale, Oregon, allegedly supplied it with more than 6 […]

Governor Charlie Baker Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

By Hemp Healthy Staff Press Release from the Office of Governor Charlie Baker 9/24/19 GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY WHEREAS, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local health departments nationally are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe lung disease associated with the use […]

Hemp in California: Counties, cities remain divided on production

(Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series on California’s hemp industry.) California’s county-by-county regulatory landscape for hemp production is as varied as its actual scenery. In some of its counties, California is one of the last strongholds against hemp production, while in others, efforts to grow the crop are underway or ordinances have […]

NORML Testifies to End Employment Discrimination of MMJ Patients in DC

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, NORML testified at the DC Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of B23-0309, the “Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Amendment Act of 2019”, which seeks to expand workplace protections for medical cannabis patients in the District of Columbia. 

Early snow threatens Western hemp, sending farmers scrambling

(This story has been updated with details from Oregon.)  Hemp farmers in the Western states are frantically harvesting their crops an early-season storm threatens cold temperatures and severe wind chill, potentially dumping as much as 50 inches of snow on their fields. Jamie Fitterer, the owner of Montana Hemp Co., said farmers in Bozeman and […]

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