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Colorado Law Enforcement Can’t Differentiate Hemp From Cannabis

By Rick Sallinger A Greeley woman is breathing much easier after drug charges against her were dropped. It’s an example of what’s becoming a more common case of confusion in Colorado involving two types of Cannabis plants. The attempt to separate hemp and marijuana only demonstrates that they are both Cannaibis Sativa L.. Law must …

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hemp derived cbd

Hemp Derived CBD Legal?

If you’re thinking about opening up a store dedicated to hemp derived CBD products — think again.

Legal Status for Transport of Hemp Remains Confusing

Hemp transportation has become a hot topic as the clash between federal and state laws create confusion for both law enforcement as well as hemp businesses.  More discussion is needed between the two sides to clarify how industrial hemp can be transported between states. Legal Status for Transport of Hemp Remains Confusing By Eric Miller …

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State of Maine Official Apologizes For Confusion Over CBD Policy

When a mistake is made by an official, what are the reparations? By Penelope Overton THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD The regulator says one inspector’s order to remove the hemp-derived products(specifically CBD‘s) from stores was misguided and merchants should have been told to review federal law and seek legal counsel if they had questions. But now …

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The Enemy Within… CBD under attack

THE ENEMY WITHIN… CBD under attack By Steve Sarich Since the passage of the Farm Bill, at the end of December, I’ve been carefully tracking any new state legislation relating to either industrial hemp or hemp derived CBD. I’ll explain that in more detail shortly, but it was only this last week that a piece of …

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Richard Rose, Hemp Pioneer, Sounds Off On The Farm Bill

By Malcolm MacKinnon For nearly, four decades Richard Rose has been an innovator in the natural food industry, starting with soy food products like TofuRella, Cottage Tofu Salad, and LeTofu, which were sold internationally. In 1994, he turned from soy to hempseed. His company HempNut Inc. was the first Best Practices hempseed foods company in …

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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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South Dakota Senate to Consider bill Criminalizing Use of CBD Oil

Commentary: Keep a sharp eye out, there will be attacks like this in each state unless stopped by ALL OF US. This will continue with other Cannabinoids if nothing is done to stop the Hemp Round Table and their manipulation of the worlds Cannabis plants. Remember they helped create this mess. PIERRE, S.D. — The state Senate’s …

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The FDA …and Other Nefarious Characters

By Steve Sarich On December 21st, 2018, I posted a story I called “What did the FDA bring you for Christmas”. This story was meant as a ‘wake-up call’ to the hemp/CBD industry in America. The story was intended to let those of you in the industry know that the newest policy released by the …

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Hemp Entrepreneurs Say Big Retailers Unfairly Dominate Online Ads

Alexis Keenan **Yahoo Finance “We’ve been rejected by almost every single digital media company that’s out there, any advertising platform, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Bing, Yahoo, the search engines,” Ari Sherman, founder of Boulder, Colorado-based Evo Hemp, said. Sherman’s company sells THC-free hemp products, including energy bars, seeds, and protein, as well as CBD oil. …

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Farm Bill Revealing Limits:Postal Inspector Sends Warning Letter About CBD

Postal Inspector’s Warning Letter to Arizona CBD Maker Shows Farm Bill’s Limits by Ray Stern Phoenix New Times ** Chris Martin’s Arizona-based CBD business has increased steadily over the past few years without too many hitches, so he was surprised a few days ago to receive an ominous letter from federal criminal investigators. “I’ve never had …

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Hemp Seeds

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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July 4th - Independance Day

The Declaration of Industrial Hemp

On July 4th, 1776, something absolutely amazing happened. A man by the name of John Adams was pushing for independence from Great Britain and the 13 American colonies would soon become the United States of America thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence. This pivotal piece of history will stand firm in …

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Making Hemp Milk

What’s the Deal with the DEA?

Hemp seeds are more than just a vessel in which to sprout stalks of cannabis sativa for textiles, paper, food products, cosmetics, fuel, and more. They are a potential life-saving miracle seed with clinically documented cases where the CBD in hemp has proved useful in preventing seizures in children as well as curing cancerous tumor …

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Australia Hemp Seeds are really quite wonderful

Australia: Hemp foods fight for legality

The Australian hemp industry is fighting for the crop to be legalized as a food and separated from its cousin, marijuana. Hemp is a highly nutritious plant, has no psychoactive ability, and has long been incorrectly associated with the illicit variety of cannabis; marijuana. Federal Member for Richmond, Mrs Justine Elliot visited Hemp Foods Australia …

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

Congress urged to end ban on growing hemp

Rob Hotakainen, thenewstribune.com – Authorities arrested David Bronner when he locked himself in a steel-bar cage in front of the White House last year and began using a hand-powered press to extract fresh oil from 12 large hemp plants, which he planned to put on French bread and serve to passers-by. Bronner, a California executive, says …

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Hemp after being cut down, part of the harvest

Oregon – Hemp backers want industrial crop by spring

PORTLAND — Oregon farmers could put in a crop of industrial hemp next spring if a panel of experts can satisfy federal officials with a set of tightly drawn rules. The committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and will come together in December, the …

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Colorado Hemp being harvested

Tennessee considers legalizing hemp

Tennessean.com – Manufacturers use hemp in plastics, insulation and even a little paper. Health food lovers eat hemp seeds by the handful for the protein and omega-3 fats. Hemp clothes, shoes and handbags sell for top dollar, prized for durability. But while hemp fields abound in Canada and Europe, only a few acres of the …

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Senator Richard Young Jr - Indiana Hemp Advocate

Industrial Hemp Could be Indiana’s Next Cash Crop

Indiana Senator Richard D. Young Jr. – Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, it’s imperative lawmakers consider common …

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