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Trump Administration Approves Proposed USDA Hemp Rules

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The United States is undergoing a hemp revolution, largely driven by the explosion in CBD’s popularity. Industrial hemp is still popular, however, floral hemp has experienced exponential growth in popularity across the country in recent years. According to Vote Hemp, 511,442 acres of hemp were licensed for cultivation in 2019 in the United States, more

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How Popular Will Pick-Your-Own Hemp Fields Be In The Future?

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Going to a farm or orchard to pick your own fruits and vegetables has many benefits. The most obvious one is that consumers know where their food comes from. Pick-your-own crops are typically cheaper for consumers compared to stores and farmer’s markets. It’s also a fun activity that consumers enjoy doing. Just as people can

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USDA’s Canada Hemp Industry Report Demonstrates Regulatory Hurdles

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a report containing the agency’s assessment of Canada’s hemp industry. The report illustrates ongoing regulatory hurdles that hemp farmers are facing in Canada, some of which are similar hurdles that hemp farmers are experiencing in the U.S and others being unique. Federal legislation in Canada resulted

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United States Congress Putting Pressure on the FDA to Regulate Cannabis


Last year’s federal farm bill was a landmark achievement that legalized cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp, setting in motion the first Food and Drug Administration hearing on “products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds.” While the FDA’s hearing wasn’t officially limited to the regulation of CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid took center stage at the hearing and

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European Union Hemp Set to Increase THC Percentage

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Cannabis and hemp are obviously intertwined in reality and politically. Cannabis and hemp are the same plant, but politically and regulatorily, hemp has been classified as basically low-THC cannabis, with allowable THC percentages varying depending upon jurisdictions. In Switzerland, where the International Cannabis Business Conference will be holding its next event in conjunction with the

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Nation by Nation: Italian Senator Introduces Legalization Proposal

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Matteo Mantero, an Italian senator, has introduced a bill to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of cannabis and its derivatives in Italy. The consumption of cannabis (in particular low THC CBD) which is called “Cannabis Light,” has begun to catch on here. Italy’s cannabis laws are confusing – and not just for foreigners. The

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Donald Trump Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp, Will Cannabis Follow?

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As a government shutdown looms, there are many instances where our political discourse is greatly divided, but let’s not focus on what divides us at the moment, let’s celebrate something that unites us as a nation-hemp. It is fitting that hemp is one of the few bipartisan issues that brings together Democratic Senators from Oregon

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