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Category: Hemp News

Half of US States Non-Compliant With USDA Guidelines for Hemp Starting in November

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned several states that they will not meet the upcoming deadline for implementing a single set of nationwide hemp-production rules. Nearly half of U.S. states that allow cultivation of hemp this year are doing so under 2014 regulations, which were grandfather for a year period when the 2018 Farm…
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CBD vapes in Germany face new advertising bans, reporting requirements

Starting in January of 2021, Germany CBD vape manufacturers and retails will have to contend with the country’s recent changes to their tobacco law. Due to recent legislation passed by the German Bundestag on July 2nd, non-nicotine e-cigarettes and refillable containers will be regulated the say way as their nicotine counterparts. This means at all…
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European Union Executive Branch Changes Vote to Consider CBD a Narcotic

As reported by Hemp Industry Daily, the executive branch of the European Union is changing its stance on how European countries should vote on the December World Health Organization’s cannabis scheduling changes. This comes shortly after last week’s announcement from the European Union Commission. In the announcement, the European Commission stated that its preliminary view…
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CBD Enforcement Policy Draft Guidance Submitted to White House by FDA

The U.S. Federal Food and Drug (FDA) officials have submitted its Cannabidiol (CBD) Enforcement Policy Draft Guidance for Industry policy document for approval by the White House. This means that industry guidance on CBD is nearing, which can only mean good things for the industry. If the White House Office of Management and Budget approves…
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USDA Hemp Grant Deadlines for Co-Ops and Cooperative Center Development

In 2018, when the Farm Bill was passed, hemp businesses gained access to government funding sources at federal, state, and local levels. Recently, the USDA announced two grant opportunities for cooperatives (Co-Ops) in rural areas. (Note: A Co-Op is, generally, an organization owned, operated, and democratically controlled by its members. The economic benefits are then…
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Indiana Smokable Hemp Ban Reinstated

In 2019 Indiana hemp companies challenge Indiana’s ban of smokable hemp. In the lower court case, they won and the law was suspended. However, recently a federal appeals court ruled that a lower judge went too far in blocking the law. With the ruling, the law banning smokable hemp has been reinstated. Indiana can now…
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Mexico Advancing Towards Legalized Hemp and Marijuana

Mexico missed an April 30th deadline that Mexico’s supreme court set to meet and vote on the legalization of hemp and marijuana. The meeting was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently spreading around the globe. While the delay occurred, the next scheduled legislative session is on September 1st to December 15th. Luis…
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Canadian CBD Drink Market Looks to Expand Amidst Delays

The Canadian market is very interested in CBD drinks — two beer giants had plans to sell CBD infused beverages by the end of last year. However, only one company has had product hit shelves due to challenges for cannabis-based drinks in the Canadian market. Fluent Beverage Co. (a partnership between Anheuser-Busch InBev and cannabis…
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