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September 1, 2020
Cornell Shares Insights During Virtual Hemp Field Day

Virtual extension during the COVID-19 pandemic is expanding the reach that researchers at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Science (Cornell CALS) have to new audiences, as evidenced by a virtual hemp field day this... more »

August 31, 2020
P.L. Light Systems Releases Cannabis Cultivation Guide

A new Cannabis Cultivation Guide from P.L. Light Systems features the latest knowledge on cannabis cultivation in relation to the light environment. With a rapidly expanding legal cannabis market in North America, there has been... more »

August 27, 2020
EPA Approves Additional Pesticides For Use On Hemp

In December 2019, EPA approved adding hemp to the use sites of 10 pesticides. Nine of the products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. As EPA receives additional applications to amend product labels... more »

August 27, 2020
Senator Asks USDA To Delay Hemp Production Program Final Rule

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to delay implementation of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Interim Final Rule (IFR), which, as currently drafted, "threatens the industrial... more »

August 26, 2020
DEA Publishes Interim Final Rule On Hemp, CBD

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on Aug. 21, 2020, to take effect immediately. It potentially has serious implications for the hemp industry, in particular for... more »

August 26, 2020
Portable Cannabis Tester Now Measures 11 Cannabinoids

Orange Photonics, a cannabis testing instrumentation provider, has released LightLab 3, its next generation, portable, high-performance liquid chromatography-based analyzer. LightLab is designed for non-technical users in cannabis-specific testing applications. LightLab 3 can measure 11 cannabinoids,... more »

August 25, 2020
Monarch Technologies, Canna Group Consulting Partner For Banking Services

Monarch Technologies, Inc. (Fintech), a fully licensed Money Transmittal Service Provider, has partnered with Sami Spiezio, founder/president of Canna Group Consulting LLC Merchant Group, a consulting group that represents independently-owned acquisitions and payments offices across... more »

August 25, 2020
Front Range Biosciences To Establish Hemp Science Center of Excellence

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Front Range Biosciences (FRB) have partnered to establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence. Through this collaborative research and education agreement, SSI will provide instrumentation to support FRB's new analytical... more »

August 24, 2020
Sensaphone 1800 System Provides Remote Environmental Monitoring

The new  Sensaphone 1800 system allows users to remotely monitor for changes in environmental conditions that can harm plants or indicate a malfunction of critical equipment. The Sensaphone 1800 system is a cost-effective monitoring solution... more »

August 24, 2020
Bill To Freeze Cannabis Tax Rates Introduced In California

The Assembly and Senate budget committees introduced a budget trailer bill for cannabis that, among other things, will provide short-term tax certainty for licensed cannabis businesses, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. SB 827 freezes, for one... more »

August 20, 2020
New Woman-Owned Cannabis Brand Introduces Exclusive Genetics

Wyllow, a brand new product line of California-grown cannabis flower, is announcing its launch for the conscious cannabis connoisseur that values balance, wellness, and self-care. Woman-owned & operated, and cultivated by first-generation growers and legacy... more »

August 20, 2020
National Industrial Hemp Council Offers Guidance For CBD Regulations

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) filed comments on Aug. 19 with the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) to help direct their work on establishing a policy of enforcement discretion on CBD products. The comments... more »

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