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FDA Mulls Regulating CBD Products

The agency is concerned about the safety of legal cannabis-infused food and supplements and reportedly plans to release regulations this year. January 3, 2023 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is exploring the safety of legal cannabis-infused food...


United Nations Report: Commodities at a Glance

The United Nations has produced a commodity report on industrial hemp. This report discusses the general uses of industrial hemp, and how they are reflected in international production and trade statistics. Based on current practical experiences and empirical expertise,...


USDA Publishes 2021 National Hemp Report

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the 2021 National Hemp Report compiled from survey data collected from hemp growers. The report estimates that in 2021, the value of hemp production in the open and under protection for...


Landmark Hemp Bill AB 45 Signed By Gov. Newsom!

On Wednesday October 6, 2021, AB 45 was Signed into law by Governor Newsom. The official announcement can be found here. While the signing was done with little fanfare, this is none the less a major accomplishment following 3...


Gov. Newsom Signs SB 292 – California Hemp Council Sponsored Hemp Cultivation Legislation

On Monday October 4th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 292 (Wilk), the CHC sponsored measure that will conform California statutes regulating the reporting and testing of industrial hemp to the new requirements established under the United States Department of...


Hemp growers take one step back

A combine harvests hemp at South Bend Industrial Hemp's Field in Stafford County last year. Last year, Kansas farmers planted 4,000 acres of hemp but harvested only 700 acres, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and now fewer...


FDACS marks 1-year of Florida’s State Hemp Program, $370M economic impact

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — April 27 marks the one-year anniversary of Florida’s state hemp program, overseen by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. FDACS and its Office of Cannabis manages and regulates Florida’s hemp program and cannabis...


By Taylor Burke

Polis’ CHAMP Report provides roadmap for future of hemp in Colorado

DENVER, Colo.  - Governor Jared Polis, in partnership with Colorado State University, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Division of Regulatory Agencies, and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, is pleased...


By Kevin Killough

Hemp enters its second season in Wyoming

Powell, WY – Wyoming will be entering its second season in which the state is issuing licenses to hemp producers and processors.  The crop is still highly regulated and remains in a niche market. That means there aren’t a...


By John Klein

Indiana InDepth: Indiana’s hemp industry going through growing pains

Submitted photo: Ben Hartman, owner of Clay Bottom Farm, an urban micro-farm in Goshen, poses with a CBD oil tincture created from his 2019 hemp crop. While admittedly still in its infancy, Ben Hartman sees...