hemp-news

Farmers and activists plant hemp on the DEA lawn

On October 13, 2009, a group of farmers and hemp business owners planted industrial hemp seed on the lawn at Drg Enforcement Administration (DEA) headquarters (700 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA). The group included Vote Hemp board members David...


Gov. Ducey signs Arizona hemp bill into law, state is the 39th to legalize hemp farming

On Monday May 14, 2018, Gov. Ducey signed SB 1098 into law! The bill authorizes hemp pilot programs and research under the Farm Bill.


Gov. Hogan signs Maryland hemp bill into law, industry trade group forming

On Wednesday May 9, 2018 Gov. Larry Hogan signed HB 698 and S 1201 into law. The bill authorizes hemp pilot programs and research under the Farm Bill.


Oregon Senators call on FDA to update hemp regulations

Oregon Democratic Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today urged FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to ease regulations on hemp production to make it easier for farmers to grow and distribute the newly legalized crop. The 2018 Farm Bill, included...


Farm Bill passes Senate 87-13!

On Tuesday December 11, the U.S. Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 87-13. The bill includes provisions which legalize commercial hemp farming.  The Farm Bill  will fully remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)...


USDA issues draft Interim Final Rule for U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

The 2018 Farm Bill required the USDA to establish a national regulatory framework for hemp production in the United States. Today the USDA published a draft Interim Final Rule which will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday...


Farm Bill Passes House 369-47!

On Wednesday December 12, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to pass the Farm Bill and send it to the President’s desk. The bill passed the House by a vote of 369-47. The bill now goes to the President for...


Watch President Trump sign the Farm Bill today at 2:30 pm

Today is the day! President Trump will sign the 2018 Farm Bill into law at 2:30 pm today in a White House bill signing ceremony. The bill fully removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and authorizes states to...


USDA Update on Importation of Hemp Seeds

Today the USDA announced new rules on the importation of hemp seeds. We want to thank Senator Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Tester (D-MT) for their efforts to find a quick solution to this problem as many in the hemp...


Hurdles still remain for rooting North Florida’s hemp industry

The first year of Florida’s hemp industry was one of trial and error on the ground, but the projections that it will become a green boom could mean a shift in the Panhandle’s agricultural scene. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said...