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September 28, 2020
Iliad Epic Grow Opens Cannabis Cultivation Facility In Michigan

There is a new cultivator in town poised to supply premium cannabis to the burgeoning Michigan market. Iliad Epic Grow has announced the launch of its Lansing, Michigan based medical and adult-use premium cannabis cultivation... more »

September 28, 2020
University of California Hemp Research Continues In 2020

Opportunities and challenges for industrial hemp production in California are being revealed in a series of UC Cooperative Extension research projects. As a crop relatively new to California growers and researchers, there is still much... more »

September 28, 2020
MDARD Podcast Series Sheds Light On Hemp Exports

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) podcast series "Fresh from the Field" offers insights into some of the state’s hottest topics in food and agriculture, as well as other issues the department... more »

September 23, 2020
GPN Hosts Inaugural Cannabis & Hemp Week

Greenhouse Product News has concluded its inaugural Cannabis & Hemp Week, Sept. 22-24, held in partnership with Cannabis Product News and Hemp Production News. The interactive webinar series featured three educational sessions headlined by industry... more »

September 23, 2020
Guidance For Michigan Growers On Pandemic Preparedness

Michigan State University Extension has created a set of resources that can help farmers gain a better understanding of their obligations as a business owner/operator, find answers to questions regarding exposure mitigation techniques, and develop... more »

September 23, 2020
University Of Vermont Offering Hemp Training For Technical Service Providers

The University of Vermont will be hosting a free virtual Hemp Training program starting in November. The registration deadline is Oct. 26, 2020. Each webinar will be worth one CEU for certified crop advisors. Topics... more »

September 23, 2020
Coalition Launches Campaign For Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Cannabis industry groups have partnered to create the Alliance for Sensible Markets, a non-profit coalition of business and advocacy leaders committed to establishing a sustainable legal cannabis industry. The coalition aims to "right the economics... more »

September 22, 2020
Highlite Staffing Expands Into Missouri’s Marijuana Market

As licensed Missouri marijuana establishments are getting close to their final inspections and commencement dates, Highlite Staffing, a cannabis staffing agency headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, announced its expansion into the Missouri market including the... more »

September 22, 2020
Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Freezing Cannabis Tax Rates

On Sept. 18 California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1872 (Committee on Budget), a bill that will bring stability to the cannabis industry by guaranteeing there will be no state cannabis tax increases in... more »

September 22, 2020
Hemp Group Files Lawsuit Against DEA

A national hemp trade association and a South Carolina-based hemp company have filed a federal lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), challenging a rule the agency implemented last month that could have far-reaching consequences... more »

September 21, 2020
USDA Expands Coronavirus Relief Program To Hemp Growers

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.... more »

September 21, 2020
House Proposes Extending USDA Hemp Pilot Program

On Sept. 21 the House of Representatives released language for legislation that will keep the government operating at current funding levels and extends the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) hemp pilot program. "[We] see... more »

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