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October 29, 2020
WIU Offers Opportunities To Students In Emerging Cannabis Industry

At first glance, it may be a surprise to drive by one of Western Illinois University's agricultural research fields and see cannabis growing alongside the research plots of corn and tomatoes, but a member of... more »

October 29, 2020
Largest Legal Hemp Harvest On Over 80 Years Gathered In Florida

Green Point Research, an international phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor, completed the largest hemp harvest in Florida in over 80 years. The multi-day, 110-acre harvest in North Florida reaped over 500,000 hemp plants and is... more »

October 28, 2020
Hemp Interim Rule Contradicts Farm Bill, Lawmakers Say

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley issued a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency expressing strong objections to the agency's "unilateral and uncalled for actions on hemp that run counter to the 2018... more »

October 28, 2020
BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group Expands Team

BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group has hired Harrison Downing as a human capital advisor for the company. He has experience in talent assessment, hiring, training, engagement, crisis management and... more »

October 28, 2020
USDA Opens Public Comment On Hemp Producer Survey

The USDA is considering whether to open a producer survey in order to gather information and data on hemp production, and is seeking public comment about this undertaking. The USDA published notice of the open... more »

October 27, 2020
USDA Approves Indiana State Hemp Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the Indiana State Hemp Plan for commercially growing and processing hemp. In Indiana, hemp processing and production are regulated through the Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC).... more »

October 27, 2020
University Research Tries To Determine Best Practices For Nevada Hemp

Hemp uses less water than many other crops, and its uses and popularity are growing. As a result, there is increasing interest in growing hemp in Nevada. University of Nevada, Reno Extension is now researching... more »

October 26, 2020
Study: Nearly Half Of Cannabis Consumers Are Over 40

Business intelligence from Akerna, an enterprise software, leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry's first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform), reveals a snapshot of North American cannabis consumers'... more »

October 26, 2020
USDA Approves New Mexico Hemp Production Regulatory Plan

The United States Department of Agriculture approved the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s state hemp production regulatory plan last week. States that seek to have primary authority over the regulation and production of hemp in... more »

October 26, 2020
Colorado Updates Pesticide List For Cannabis Production

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has updated its list of pesticides that can be used on cannabis without being a violation of the Pesticide Applicators' Act. Please note the following products have been added:... more »

October 26, 2020
First Hemp Testing Laboratory Opens In Indiana

Following a year of submissions and reviews by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), central Indiana's Agrozen Life Sciences is expanding business operations by launching Agrozen Labs, now a certified U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)... more »

October 23, 2020
Green Hygienics Holdings Granted Organic Certification

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GHH) has been granted the USDA Organic Certification (7 CFR Part 205) for the cultivation and post-harvest processing of industrial hemp by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), for its Sol... more »

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