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July 28, 2020
GPN To Host Cannabis & Hemp Week

GPN—Greenhouse Product News will host its first Cannabis & Hemp Week from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, featuring three 1-hour interactive webcasts with industry experts addressing the latest issues facing growers today. The webcast series... more »

July 28, 2020
FDA Drafts CBD Enforcement Policy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposal for CBD enforcement policy, which would give long-awaited guidance to the industry. The text of... more »

July 27, 2020
WEEDCon Sets Safety Standard For Cannabis Events

With the cancellation of events worldwide due to COVID-19, and now the subsequent reopening, WEEDCon, organizer of cannabis education and B2B conferences, is hosting it's second annual WEEDCon West conference this September. The outdoor, invite-only... more »

July 23, 2020
FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Cannabis-Related Clinical Research

On July 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued "Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research, Draft Guidance for Industry," which describes the FDA’s current thinking on several topics relevant to clinical... more »

July 22, 2020
Charlotte’s Web Unveils 76-Acre ‘Trust The Earth’ Farm Art

In a farmer's fields in McPherson, Kansas, grows one of the world's most unconventional art installations. Its purpose: to raise awareness of the need for improved and equal access to hemp-derived CBD products for consumers... more »

July 21, 2020
New Study Will Focus On Cryogenic Freezing In Industrial Hemp

Air Products is collaborating with a professor at the University of Virginia on research studying the benefits of cryogenic freezing on cannabinoids found in industrial hemp from the time of harvest through extraction and final... more »

July 21, 2020
USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans For Minnesota, Tennessee, Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued approval of hemp production plans under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for Minnesota, Tennessee and Puerto Rico, bringing the total number of approved plans to 53.... more »

July 20, 2020
WVU Researcher Studying THC Levels In Industrial Hemp

As interest in industrial hemp increases, a West Virginia University professor hopes to help farmers and growers better understand the most conducive environments for a successful harvest. Michael Gutensohn, assistant professor horticulture in the Davis... more »

July 20, 2020
NECANN Schedules Virtual Cannabis Event For September

NECANN, organizer of a series of cannabis conventions, has introduced NECANN Online, a virtual cannabis event featuring over 500 exhibitors and 50+ programming sessions. Scheduled for Sept. 14-16, the event will also feature live feeds... more »

July 20, 2020
NIHC Representative Appointed To USDA Ag Tech Committee

National Industrial Hemp Council Senior Vice President for Marketing Kevin Latner was appointed today to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Processed Food Products by United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sony Purdue and... more »

July 15, 2020
Agriculture Funding Bill Includes $16M In Assistance To Hemp Farmers

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2021 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill by voice vote. The legislation funds agencies and programs within the Department of Agriculture,... more »

July 15, 2020
Pennsylvania Senators Urge Cannabis Legalization To Raise State’s Revenue

The pandemic has created unprecedented budget challenges in Pennsylvania. Senator Sharif Street sent the following letter to Governor Tom Wolf and Senate leadership urging them to consider legalizing cannabis to raise revenue in the fall.... more »

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