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Texas becomes the 45th hemp state!

Austin, TX – On Monday evening, Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 1325 into law, allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp commercially and making Texas the 45th state to approve hemp farming. The bill, which passed Texas House and Senate...


By Joanne Young

Ricketts signs Nebraska hemp farming act into law

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill Thursday that will clear the way for farmers to plant hemp as an alternative crop. The Nebraska Hemp Farming Act (LB657) would recognize the plant as a viable agricultural crop and align state...


Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa hemp bill into law

Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that allows Iowa farmers to legally grow hemp. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month. The bill allows licensed Iowa farmers to grow the crop...


Gov. Kemp signs Georgia hemp bill into law

On May 10, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill legalizing hemp production in Georgia. The bill signing took place at the Corbett Country Corner in Lake Park Georgia where bill sponsor John Corbett is from. Georgia becomes the...


Florida Senate passes hemp bill sending it to Gov. Desantis

On Friday May 3rd, the Florida Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill to establish a regulatory framework for hemp, sending the measure Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature. Florida Senators unanimously passed HB 333 after the House passed...


Maryland passes HB 1123 to legalize commercial hemp farming

On April 30, 2019, Governor Hogan signed HB 1123 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo and Delegate Andrew Cassilly, creates the Hemp Farming Program which authorizes the state to regulate commercial hemp farming according...


California hemp regulations finalized, applications finally ready!

California Hemp Regulations Finalized, Applications Ready! The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved Section 4900 in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to industrial hemp cultivation registration fees on April 25, 2019. OAL has also approved...


By Ryan Randazzo

With hemp farming about to become legal, Arizona marijuana farms fear cross-pollination

A marijuana farm in Santa Cruz County is requesting a buffer for new hemp farms to prevent cross pollination. (Photo: Provided by Amado Management) Arizona medical marijuana farms have a plea for anyone looking to grow...


By Renee Cooper

2018 Farm Bill Hugely Impacts North Dakota Hemp Industry

Renee Cooper Some big changes are coming to the hemp industry as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill. The impact the latest Farm Bill has on the hemp industry is monumental. The era of hemp probation is over,...


Pennsylvania farmers see opportunity in federally legal hemp

Harrisburg, PA - Federal legalization of hemp could be a cash cow for Pennsylvania farmers. The farm bill approved by Congress last week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. Hemp was once a tremendously important crop...