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House Oks industrial hemp bill despite Noem’s call for delay

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State representatives have overwhelmingly advanced legislation to legalize industrial hemp in South Dakota days after Gov. Kristi Noem asked lawmakers to shelve the efforts this session. The House voted 65-2 Monday to send the bill to the Senate. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm says it’s time to move forward with hemp. The …

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CBD Is Illegal In Wyoming. Will Industrial Hemp Help Change That?

Comment: Take action by getting involved and calling your local politicians and representatives, this will help everyone, even law enforcement (they can use it for health reasons too). By Kamila Kudelska Cannabidiol or more commonly known as CBD has gained popularity as people use those products for anxiety, back pain and even epilepsy. CBD is currently …

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Judge Nixes Feds’ Attempt to Test Hemp for THC in Lawsuit

Keep the pressure on! By Jake Zuckerman The Meadville Tribune A federal judge threw out a motion Wednesday in the federal government’s lawsuit against a Mason County hemp farm that a defense attorney said “reeks of desperation.” In a memorandum opinion and order, U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers nixed a request from U.S. Attorney for the …

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[Canadian] Hemp company to invest up to $150M and 400 jobs in Binghamton, NY

By Jeff Platsky Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Commentary: We NEED more people from the United States to invest in our own country. A major Canadian processor will spend up to $150 million to locate a hemp processing center in the Southern Tier. Canopy Growth, [a Canadian company] whose stock [Canada’s Canopy Growth shares jump 11% on …

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F.D.A. moves on hemp

By Jeff Gelski www.foodbusinessnews.net WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will continue to govern the regulatory status of hemp-based food, beverages and ingredients after the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the farm bill, removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. The new U.S. Farm Bill doesn’t mean that anyone can go …

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Kentucky-State expects hemp program to grow

From the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky‘s industrial hemp research pilot program heads into its fourth growing season with expectations that it will continue to expand. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 14 by the state Department of Agriculture. But farmers should note that there are some new fees for participants, including a first-time $350 …

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Nebraska: Bill to Allow Growing Industrial Hemp

Thirteen years ago, industrial hemp‘s resemblance to marijuana sank legislation to legalize growing of hemp in Nebraska. On Tuesday, a bill to allow production and marketing of industrial hemp sailed through first-round debate in the Nebraska Legislature. Legislative Bill 1001, introduced by State Sen. Norm Wallman of Cortland, advanced on a 32-1 vote. He said …

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Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. But growing it is illegal under federal law.

Legal Hemp Begins In Colorado

KRISTEN WYATT, AP – Hemp registration opened for farmers Saturday in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation. A handful of Colorado farmers grew industrial hemp last year without interference from law enforcement or state agriculture officials. But the opening Saturday of Colorado’s industrial-hemp registry …

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