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September 25, 2019
Massachusetts approves use of cameras for cannabis deliveries

The Cannabis Control Commission in Massachusetts has approved new regulations for the state's adult and medical use of marijuana programs that introduce new license types, unify and strengthen the license application, enforcement and administrative processes,... more »

September 25, 2019
Hemp Insurance Cropping Up As Industry Awaits USDA Regulations

In early August, hemp farmers in central Oregon confronted a dilemma that every crop farmer fears. Severe thunderstorms – showering golf ball-sized hail – rolled through nearly five hundred acres of farmland, severely damaging the... more »

September 25, 2019
Legal Cannabis Sales to Reach $30 Billion by 2025

A new report by New Frontier Data and Global Cannabinoids reports that legal sales of cannabis in current legal states are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% over the... more »

September 24, 2019
Curaleaf Launches NY’s First Medical Cannabis Flower Products

Curaleaf New York announced it has launched Curaleaf Ground Flower Pods — New York state's first medical cannabis flower products — at its Carle Place dispensary in Nassau County, Long Island. The product will be... more »

September 24, 2019
Hemp Industries Association of Florida Names New President

Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera will head the Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF) as its president. Lopez-Cantera was formally introduced in his new role as president at HIAF’s final Industrial Hemp Road Tour... more »

September 24, 2019
Michigan Industrial Hemp Growers Reminded to Test Before Harvest

As the state’s first industrial hemp harvest begins, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is reminding growers that they must have their crop tested for THC content before they can harvest. “Under the... more »

September 24, 2019
Job Training Grant Awarded to New Mexico Hemp Services

The New Mexico Economic Development Department has awarded 10 companies over $2 million to hire and train 123 new workers at businesses in Albuquerque, Clovis, Santa Rosa, and Santa Fe. Among those companies is New... more »

September 24, 2019
Colorado seeks public input on industrial hemp

Leaders of the Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan (CHAMP) will hold a second public meeting on the subject of regulatory and economic issues surrounding industrial hemp. The meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23,... more »

September 23, 2019
Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact air quality

The same chemicals responsible for the pungent smell of a cannabis plant may also contribute to air pollution on a much larger scale, according to new research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the... more »

September 23, 2019
$3M in Grants Awarded to CBD Research

Nine new research awards totaling approximately $3 million will investigate the potential pain-relieving properties in cannabis components such as CBD, particularly its role as an alternative for opioids. These awards are funded by the National... more »

September 21, 2019
IPM In Hemp: Managing Pests A Work In Progress

New research published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management highlights arthropod pests that have been observed on hemp during various research trials. Led by Whitney Cranshaw, Ph.D., professor and Extension specialist at Colorado State... more »

September 20, 2019
Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Medical Cannabis Bill

Lawmakers in Wisconsin have introduced legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. The bill has been introduced by Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin and Rep. Chris Taylor. It is the... more »

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