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Hemp in the Farm Bill, what does it mean?

When Congress passed the Farm Bill of 2014, it included Sec. 7606 authorizing state regulated research pilot programs with hemp. That program has been a huge success growing to include over 3,500 licensed participants who planted more than 77,000...


Vote Hemp Newsletter

Last week voters went to the polls in record numbers and they decided to make a course correction. Republican’s held onto their majority in the Senate but Democrats gained the majority in the House for the 116th Congress which...


Vote Hemp Newsletter

WHY IS CBD EVERYWHERE? The New York Times asked a provocative question in the latest issue of their Sunday Magazine: Why is CBD everywhere? The answer from our perspective: Because it works! The highlighting of CBD products by the...


By Jessi Mitchell

Oklahoma Farmers Celebrate First Industrial Hemp Harvest Since WWII

GUTHRIE, Oklahoma - A few Oklahoma farmers are harvesting the state's first industrial hemp crops since World War II. Governor Mary Fallin legalized the plant with an emergency order in April, and now one Guthrie farm aims to use...


By Tim Crosby

SIU rolling out new cannabis research initiative to support evolving markets

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Industrial hemp and medical marijuana are on the rise. The industries need more trained cultivators and technicians, and farmers want to know more about how they could benefit from these markets. As laws and society’s views...


By Alex Williams

Why is CBD everywhere?

It’s hard to say the precise moment when CBD, the voguish cannabis derivative, went from being a fidget spinner alternative for stoners to a mainstream panacea. Maybe it was in January, when Mandy Moore, hours before the Golden Globes,...


By David Blanchette

A growing business: Hemp legalization a boon to Riverbend farmers, shops

EDWARDSVILLE — Gary Knecht of rural Edwardsville is anxious to start doing something that until this summer was illegal in Illinois — growing hemp. “There are thousands of products that can be made from industrial hemp,” Knecht said. “We...


Vote Hemp Newsletter

CALIFORNIA GOV. BROWN SIGNS SB 1409 INTO LAW PAVING THE WAY FOR HEMP FARMING We are celebrating the passage of SB 1409 in California, which fully legalizes hemp farming in the state. A major victory for the hemp industry,...


By Kyle Jaeger

FDA Says Marijuana Ingredient CBD Doesn’t Meet Criteria For Federal Control

Last week’s decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place a marijuana-derived drug in the least restrictive category under federal law was largely based on a recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But according to...


By Tom Mooney

Hemp will be cropping up on R.I. farms

Beginning Oct. 9, Rhode Island farmers can apply for a state license to grow hemp — a non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana — as part of a federal research pilot program. Growers see profit potential in the plant's CBD component,...