Federal financial regulators will no longer treat hemp businesses as suspicious, removing a major barrier between hemp-related businesses and traditional financial services. Previously, banks were required to file Suspicious Activity Reports with the federal government whenever they opened a hemp-related business account. See the original article at Ganjapreneur

Over the weekend, the NYPD turned to social media to brag about a weed bust. Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t weed. It was hemp, federally legal hemp. Beneath the photo, the precinct posted the following caption: “Great job by Day Tour Sector E yesterday. Working with FedEx and other local law enforcement, they were able […]

Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s draft rules, crops testing higher than 0.3% THC due to uncertain genetics and variation in sampling and testing procedures will have a range of “measurement of uncertainty” that their crops must fall within for their test results to be considered acceptable. Farmers wouldn’t be considered in negligent violation unless their […]

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A federal judge has thrown out Indiana’s ban on smokable hemp, calling it unconstitutional for states to ban one type of hemp because they can’t easily distinguish it from marijuana. Hemp manufacturers argued that because the 2018 Farm Bill authorized all forms of hemp, states can’t keep one form of hemp illegal. Law enforcement officials in several states […]

Hemp production in the U.S. has quadrupled since last year, according to Vote Hemp’s 2019 License Report, which estimates 230,000 acres of hemp will be planted this year. In all, 511,442 acres of hemp has been licensed throughout the U.S. and 16,877 grower licenses have been issued. The licensed acreage increase represents a 455 percent increase […]

A section of the 2018 Farm Bill stipulates that anyone wanting to grow industrial hemp in the U.S. must provide the GPS coordinates to their farms during the application process. There are industry representatives who believe that while hemp farmers are entitled to just as much privacy as any other farmer, a list of licensed participants should […]

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio signed a bill that legalizes hemp agriculture and sales of products made from the crop, including CBD. The measure, Senate Bill Number 57, decriminalizes hemp cultivation and establishes a system to license growers and processors. S.B. 57 also requires that CBD oil previously confiscated be returned to the seller, […]

The U.S. Postal Service has updated its Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail regulations to clarify that hemp and CBD products are legal to mail so long as the products comply with local laws. The USPS changes come as federal agencies begin to reassess their policies in the wake of last year’s Farm Bill, which removed […]

The USDA has come out with a legal opinion on authorities for hemp production which states that hemp is no longer a controlled substance. The opinion states, “The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) authorized the production of hemp and removed hemp and hemp seeds from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) schedule of […]

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its policy on cannabis, clarifying that hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on planes under certain circumstances. Previously, TSA made no distinction between marijuana and hemp-derived preparations and warned on its website that cannabis products cannot be taken as carry-on items or in checked bags. See the original […]

Denim icon Levi Strauss & Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-hemp products in about five years. Levi’s has found a way to make hemp fibers soft and able to blend with cotton, but in a way that uses significantly […]

Digipath, a data and media firm in the cannabis industry, has filed a provisional patent application in collaboration with VSSL for a Field Testing Kit that can swiftly determine whether a plant sample is hemp or marijuana (containing THC). Currently, the only recourse for law enforcement to make a determination of what is being transported […]

In mid-January, law enforcement authorities in Osage County, Oklahoma, believed they had on their hands the bust of a lifetime: 18,000 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer. All that was needed was proof that the 18,000 pounds of “plant material” was, in fact, marijuana and not non-psychoactive, legal-to-ship-across-state-lines hemp. According to defense attorneys, only two of the […]

President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill Thursday afternoon, officially legalizing industrial hemp—a moment long-awaited by the cannabis industry. The Drug Enforcement Administration will no longer be able to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products, which will open the doors for banks, merchant services, credit card companies, e-commerce sites and advertising platforms to do business with hemp […]

The 2018 Farm Bill will include a provision to legalize industrial hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the top Republican and Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee confirmed on Thursday. Lawmakers in the Senate and House Agriculture Committees announced that they’d reached an agreement in principle on the large-scale food and agriculture policy […]

Industrial hemp plants could offer a much-needed late-season pollen boon for bees. Honeybee health has faltered in recent years, and conservationists worry about the fates of the many, less-studied wild bees. Bees in 23 out of the 66 genera known to live in Colorado were discovered seeking hemp pollen in what is thought to be the […]

Illinois’ Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation into law authorizing the state to license individual farmers to grow hemp for commercial purposes. The new law, which took immediate effect, expands the state’s existing hemp program. Under the 2014 pilot program, only universities were permitted to produce hemp for research purposes. The new act allows […]

California health authorities dealt a blow to the burgeoning CBD industry by banning preparations of CBD derived from industrial hemp rather than psychoactive cannabis. The decree adds to the legal confusion around the cannabinoid and highlights the need for greater clarity from authorities at both the state and federal level. On July 6, the California […]

Included in the U.S. Senate’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill is language that would legalize the production and sales of hemp. The move comes four years after U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell inserted a industrial hemp research pilot program into the 2014 Farm Bill. Since then, at least 35 states have taken up the offer and […]

There are many reasons hemp can be beneficial to American farmers. Unlike marijuana, hemp can be grown in large quantities outdoors, similar to wheat, corn or soybeans. It is also more adaptable than other major crops. Hemp requires only half as much water as corn, which saves farmers money, can be grown in a variety […]

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7-Eleven stores across the country will begin carrying CBD products by the end of 2018, CBD company Phoenix Tears announced today in a press release. According to the release, up to 4,500 7-Eleven locations should carry the products by the end of this year — that number could go as high as 7,000 different stores […]

Greengo Mission Our mission is to provide pure, natural products for the pure, natural smoker by focusing on providing 100% natural rolling papers to the eco-friendly consumer and introducing adaptations of biodegradable hemp plastic packaging into the cannabis industry. Greengo is the proud winner of The European Product Awards and Europe’s Number One rolling paper! Created […]

Builders are using cannabis “not in joints but between joists.” The jokes about homes “going up in smoke” are inevitable. But the truth is that one of the reasons the cannabis-based building material called hempcrete is gaining acceptance in home construction is that it’s entirely fireproof. Click here to read the entire article >>

Q: What makes hemp superior to other natural fibers? A: One of the clearest points to be made about hemp fabric is its ability to provide the performance of synthetics without sacrificing the gentle feel of cotton, not to mention the smiles from environmentalists tired of pesticides, polluted water and a deepening petroleum dependency. Another […]

Could the use of marijuana as a religious sacrament be protected under Indiana’s new law? Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act is facing its first real test — after Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial law, an Indiana man successfully filed to establish the “First Church of Cannabis Inc.” The church is based on “love […]

I write on March 16, 2015, 20 days since Alaska’s prohibition ended. As a Christian I am pondering biblical references to cannabis and persecution. After a persecution ends, a nation asks: What happened? Was I complicit? Did I cause harm? Was I harmed? We persecuted know: innocent people were harmed. We who survived became a […]

Before “Choom Gang” Obama or “I didn’t inhale” Clinton, the first president likely smoked pot. Presidential aspirants smoking pot, states growing hemp for industrial use—2015 sounds a lot like 1776. In fact, America’s first president may have been one of the nation’s original users of medicinal marijuana. George Washington’s rotting teeth and the dentures that […]

2014 was a big year for cannabis. It saw the birth of Washington’s recreational market, new legislation that legalized cannabis in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., and even the first national consumer cannabis advertisement, run in The New York Times. The industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with innovative new products and businesses […]

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Hemp protein powder is one of the cleanest, most whole food sources of protein powder you can use in any of your recipes. Made of only includes raw, whole milled hemp seeds, it retains all of the essential fatty acids found in hemp and contains no other ingredients, such as highly processed fillers. Hemp protein […]

New Colombia Resources, Inc.,  a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to announce they have formed a joint venture to produce cannabis and hemp based medicinal products in Colombia in association with an indigenous community in Colombia.   Cannabis and hemp based products have been produced and sold by […]

The 21st annual conference of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will be held Sunday, September 21 – Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Business leaders and farmers in the hemp industry in North America and from abroad will meet during the two-day event to discuss strategies and plans to legalize industrial hemp and return hemp to […]

Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors are energy storage devices that can charge and discharge within seconds and have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Now scientists have figured out how to make supercapacitors from certain hemp fibers — and they can hold as much […]

Republic of Texas Brands, Inc. plans to change its name to Totally Hemp Crazy and complete a merger with Chill Texas Inc., the distributor of a cannabis-based energy drink made in Austria. The new name reflects the company’s renewed focus on THC-free, cannabis-based beverages which promises consumers “a whole new feeling of being alive.” The company will be […]