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June 16, 2020
Fire Ants Causing Early Damage In Alabama Hemp

Fire ants are active throughout the state and are causing damage to young hemp plants. For producers growing outdoor hemp in any capacity – including bare ground, plastic mulch, or in pots – now is... more »

June 16, 2020
Navajo Nation Files Lawsuit To Stop Hemp Operation On Reservation

Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit today in the District Court of the Navajo Nation, Judicial District of Shiprock, New Mexico, against Dineh Benally, Native American Agriculture Company and Navajo Gold Company. The Navajo Nation alleged... more »

June 15, 2020
American Herbal Products Association Goes Virtual For Remainder Of 2020

The American Herbal Products Association has announced all activities normally held as in-person meetings will instead be produced as virtual events, webinars or teleconferences for the balance of 2020. This change in plans will impact... more »

June 12, 2020
Green Cures & Botanical Distribution Announces New Vision, Strategy

Green Cures & Botanical Distribution, Inc. is announcing a new vision and growth strategy only days after announcing the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Rich Thomas. "Green Cures new vision is to unleash the... more »

June 12, 2020
Study Shows Cannabis Temporarily Relieves PTSD Symptoms

People suffering from post-traumatic distress disorder report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a... more »

June 11, 2020
Applications Now Available For NCIA Committees

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 committee term. NCIA committees are an opportunity for its members to get engaged in specific industry issues and sectors of their professional... more »

June 11, 2020
Hemp, Inc. To Establish Hemp Processing Facilities, Kins Communities In Florida

Hemp, Inc. is proceeding with plans to build processing facilities in Florida and additional Kins Communities throughout the state. The company is in the initial stages of establishing hemp processing facilities, which have been a... more »

June 11, 2020
Federal Reserve Bank Issues Report On Economics Of Marijuana Legalization

The topic of marijuana (cannabis) legalization moved into headlines following Colorado’s and Washington’s decisions to permit recreational use of the drug in 2012. Yet, these changes reflect nearly 50 years of evolution in drug policy.... more »

June 11, 2020
Veritas Farms Begins 2020 Outdoor Planting Season

Veritas Farms, a vertically integrated agribusiness focused on the production of full-spectrum hemp oil products with naturally occurring cannabinoids, has commenced its 2020 outdoor planting season. The company has also implemented several significant improvements to... more »

June 11, 2020
Cannabis Career Institute Launches New Online Training Initiative

The Cannabis Career Institute has announced its new training platform called CCI Online and the release of its first course, a professional certification for Budtenders. Designed to address a chronic shortage of a skilled workforce... more »

June 11, 2020
KDA Issues 960 Licenses To Hemp Growers For 2020 Season

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has licensed 960 hemp growers to grow up to 32,000 acres and 150 hemp processors and handlers for 2020. KDA has also licensed 4.6 million square feet of greenhouse... more »

June 10, 2020
Michigan Issues Final Report For Inaugural Industrial Hemp Program

With the 2020 growing season on the horizon, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell unveiled the state’s 2019 Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program Final Report, marking the successful completion of... more »

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