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May 19, 2021
Bill Would Allow Hemp-Derived CBD In Supplements, Food

Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan legislation on May 19 that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace. The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act of 2021 would amend the Federal Food,... more »
Agdia hemp testing

May 12, 2021
Agdia Now Accepting Hemp Samples For Pathogen Testing

Following decades of service to food crop and ornamental growers, Agdia’s in-house diagnostic laboratory is now offering its disease testing program to the hemp market. "We are excited to finally offer our comprehensive virus testing program to hemp growers and diagnosticians," said Deborah Groth-Helms, director of Agdia’s Testing Services department.... more »

April 8, 2021
ENTEXS Launches THC Remediation Technology

ENTEXS, a Sacramento-based engineering and fabrication technology company for hemp extraction solutions, has launched its THC remediation systems, the RMD-T Series. THC remediation is the process of removing the psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from hemp-derived extracts or products. To be federally compliant, CBD products must contain no more than 0.3% THC.... more »

March 23, 2021
OSU To Study Feeding Spent Hemp Biomass To Cattle

Oregon State University has earned a $299,950 federal Agriculture Department grant to study feeding spent hemp biomass to cattle, according to an announcement by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. The hemp biomass grant from the Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) aims to implement the... more »

March 22, 2021
FDA Warns Companies Selling Over-The-Counter CBD Products For Pain Relief

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two companies for selling products labeled as containing CBD in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Specifically, the warning letters address the illegal marketing of unapproved drugs labeled as containing CBD. The FDA... more »

March 9, 2021
Vitalis Extraction Technology Adds Cosolvent Injection System

Vitalis Extraction Technology, Inc., a provider of CO₂ extraction solutions, has introduced its latest innovation: the Cosolvent Injection System (CIS). The patent-pending technology delivers the purities of CO₂ extraction process while leveraging the power of ethanol to significantly reduce runtime and operational costs, as well as improve post-processing. Vitalis CIS... more »

January 28, 2021
Global Hemp Innovation Center, Vanguard Scientific Partner For Research

Vanguard Scientific, an Oregon-based provider of botanical extraction equipment, has made a significant commitment to Oregon State University (OSU) to support ongoing cannabinoid and plant-based ingredient research and education through an impactful donation to the Global Hemp Innovation Center. The donation will impact several Colleges across seven fields of study... more »
UGA hemp research plot

January 20, 2021
Examining Issues Facing Hemp Production, Processing

Hemp is a promising new industry for profitability, but growers of this newly legal crop will face a mix of public opinions according to University of Georgia research into challenges those in the hemp business may face in the southeastern United States. A recently published article in the Journal of... more »

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