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July 6, 2020
Hemp Industries Association Hires New Executive Director

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has hired Jody McGinness as its new executive director. The position has been empty since the departure of Colleen K. Lanier at the end of 2019 after a 3-year period.... more »

July 3, 2020
Florida Issues First Cannabis Testing Certification To Kaycha Labs

Kaycha Labs, a network of full-service ISO accredited cannabis testing laboratories, has received the Florida Department of Health's CMTL Certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory) Certification for its Davie and Gainesville labs. Kaycha... more »

July 1, 2020
Southern Becomes First HBCU To Launch Line Of Medical Marijuana Products

The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, part of the Southern University System, together with Ilera Holistic Healthcare (Ilera Holistic), today became the nation’s first historically Black university to launch its own THC medical... more »

July 1, 2020
Trulieve Donates More Than 150 Computers To Local Organizations Across Florida

Trulieve Cannabis Corp, a cannabis grower, processor and dispensary, has continued its dedicated investments in majority-minority communities by donating over 130 computers to local non-profits and organizations throughout the months of May and June. The... more »

July 1, 2020
Illinois Delays Awarding More Than 80 Cannabis Business Licenses

The July 1 deadline for issuing adult-use cannabis craft grower, infuser and transporter licenses by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has been temporarily suspended. Due to the previous application deadline extension and the ongoing... more »

July 1, 2020
University Of Vermont Webinar Series Focuses On Hemp Education

Farmers who are contemplating growing hemp as a commercial crop can learn about the new federal and state regulations, legal compliance, production and potential financial risks through a free University of Vermont (UVM) Extension webinar... more »

July 1, 2020
Hemp Associations Consider Hemp Checkoff Program

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) and The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) have entered into an agreement to work together to explore the creation of a marketing checkoff program to promote hemp. USDA checkoff programs... more »

July 1, 2020
What Happens When Hemp Pilot Programs Expire?

Under the USDA’s Interim Final Rule, published October 2019, all state pilot programs will end October 30, 2020. This includes the pilot program that we are currently operating under in North Carolina. By all accounts,... more »

July 1, 2020
Canada Approves BioCeres G WP For Control Of Root Aphids In Cannabis

Canada has approved BioCeres G WP, an insect-pathogenic, bio-insecticide, for control of emergency infestation of root aphids. This is an especially important solution for indoor cannabis growers in Canada struggling with rice root aphids on... more »

June 30, 2020
Green Point Research, Palmetto Industries Partner For Industrial Hemp Storage Bags

Green Point Research (GPR), an international phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor, has established a partnership with Palmetto Industries International. Inc. to develop and design a new industry-standard hemp storage bag that prevents mold and mildew.... more »

June 30, 2020
Hemp Industries Association Appoints Two New Board Members

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) announces the appointment of two new board members. "Today is an exciting day for the HIA, as we welcome two well qualified Board Members," said Rick Trojan, Hemp Industries Association... more »

June 29, 2020
California Cannabis Agencies Extend License Fee Deferrals Through August

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities — the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) — have extended the cannabis license-fee... more »

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