February 3, 2020
Oasis Intelligence Launches With Cannabis, Hemp Consumer Study

Oasis Intelligence, a new cannabis and hemp consumer data and insights company, has launched with a study highlighting consumer trends. The Oasis Cannabis and Hemp Tracking Study is the largest state-by-state proprietary survey of consumer attitudes across North America, the company reports. Oasis Intelligence's co-founders Laura Albers and Ben Woo are... more »

February 2, 2020
Farm Bureau: Changes Needed To Hemp Interim Final Rule

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, public comments on the interim final rule were due, with many agricultural organizations, including the American Farm Bureau, submitting comments on the rule. What is the Current Situation for Hemp in the U.S.? Hemp production is legal in 47 states. The farm bill allows Idaho, Mississippi... more »

February 1, 2020
GoodHemp Seed Line Receives $3M In Orders

Arcadia Biosciencess has secured in excess of $3 million in initial seed purchase commitments in just 50 days post-launch of its newest product line: GoodHemp. As Arcadia’s new commercial brand for delivering genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts, GoodHemp debuted its first commercial product, a disease-resistant, USDA-compliant ultra-low... more »

January 31, 2020
American Herbal Products Association Submits Comments on USDA’s Hemp Rule

In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) requested numerous, significant revisions to the Interim Final Rule (IFR) that establishes a domestic hemp production program before a Final Rule is promulgated in 2021. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has indicated the IFR... more »
Industrial hemp plants are shown in a greenhouse at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

January 30, 2020
Study: Genetics Key Factor In Hemp Becoming Too High In THC

As the hemp industry grows, producers face the challenge of cultivating a crop that has received comparatively little scientific study, and that can become unusable – and illegal – if it develops too much of the psychoactive chemical THC. In a new study, Cornell researchers have determined that a hemp... more »

January 30, 2020
Maryland Accepting Applications For 2020 Hemp Growing Season

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 growing season. In its second year, the program allows eligible farmers to partner with institutions of higher education or the department to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. “Industrial hemp is another opportunity... more »

January 30, 2020
States Submit Final Comments To USDA On Hemp Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's comment period on the Interim Final Rules on the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program has closed, and state agriculture departments are sharing their submitted comments with constituents. Comments submitted touched on the Drug Enforcement Administration's involvement in testing, the time frame for testing... more »

January 28, 2020
USA CBD Expo Heads to Las Vegas, Feb. 13-15

Following its successful inaugural event in Miami, Florida, last summer, USA CBD Expo is heading to Las Vegas to showcase the growing wellness trend rising in popularity across the globe. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Feb. 13-15, industry insiders and the general public are invited to... more »

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