Category: Industrial Hemp

  • What’s Really in Your CBD? An App Helps You Find Out

    What’s Really in Your CBD? An App Helps You Find Out

    April 22nd, 2019 – Consumer beware. In the fast emerging CBD products market, thousands of manufacturers around the world are rushing to capture market share and convince you, the consumer, that they’ve got the best products going. And while many manufacturers do in fact work hard to produce quality products, a 2017 study found 70% of nearly 90…

  • 81-year old U.S. Hemp Prohibition Ends Today

    81-year old U.S. Hemp Prohibition Ends Today

    December 20th, 2018 – Finally, 81 years after the United States Government began a prohibition on the lowly hemp plant, the 2018 Farm Bill, signed today by Donald Trump, removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.  Woody Harrelson should be proud. While the main intent of the $867 billion Farm Bill’s is to fund crop…

  • Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    August 14th, 2018 – The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) announced that on August 10th, Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and officials at Health Canada issued a decision to allow industrial hemp farmers to undertake whole plant harvest for the 2018 crop. Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and…

  • DEA Wins Final Rule CBD Lawsuit

    DEA Wins Final Rule CBD Lawsuit

    May 2nd. 2018 – A federal appeals court this week dealt a blow to makers of CBD-rich cannabis extracts who were trying to stop the Drug Enforcement Administration from considering their products as dangerous drugs. On April 30th, the Ninth Circuit appeals court judges ruled against the Hemp Industries Association in their bid to overturn a…

  • Mitch McConnell Wants Congress to Legalize Hemp

    Mitch McConnell Wants Congress to Legalize Hemp

    March 26th, 2018 – Kentucky – Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the controlled substances list that now associates it with its cousin – marijuana. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky…

  • 9th Circuit Court to decide Future of U.S. CBD Market

    9th Circuit Court to decide Future of U.S. CBD Market

    February 15th, 2018 – The Hemp Industries Association is taking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to court in a high-stakes case that will decide the future of CBD sales in the U.S. The suit is in response to the DEA’s position that CBD is a marijuana extract and therefore illegal. While the case won’t be decided…

  • Kentucky University Researches Hemp BioFuel Potential

    Kentucky University Researches Hemp BioFuel Potential

    May 17th, 2017 – The University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy is planting more hemp this year at the school’s Belknap Campus. This is officially the center’s second hemp crop — the first was planted last August and yielded a few dozen pounds of plants. This year, there will be two different varieties of…

  • Hemp Trade Alliance lobbies Ottawa for Change

    Hemp Trade Alliance lobbies Ottawa for Change

    June 1st, 2016 – Canada’s hemp industry is demanding the federal government liberate it from antiquated regulations, a move it says couldhelp revive interest in Ontario production and processing. Despite no health safety concerns, since it was legalized for farmers to grow in Canada 20 years ago, hemp is still treated the same as heroin…

  • State Plans Trip North to get Industrial Hemp Seeds

    State Plans Trip North to get Industrial Hemp Seeds

    By – Associated Press – Friday, April 8, 2016 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A state Agriculture Department official is planning a trip north to get the seeds for North Dakota’s first crop of industrial hemp. Three farming operations in three counties will be determining this year whether industrial hemp can be successfully grown in North…

  • Colorado Introduces First Hemp Seed Approval System in Country

    Colorado Introduces First Hemp Seed Approval System in Country

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture is hoping to help bring hemp into the limelight with a new program that’s a first for the country. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 AT 9:52 A.M. Under its brand-new seed certification program, created in conjunction with the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA) and Colorado State University, the CDA aims to…