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Hemp Industry

2016 Retail Sales For Hemp Products Estimated At $688 Million

April 18, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released final estimates of the size of the 2016 U.S. retail market for hemp products.  Data from market research supports an estimate of total retail sales of hemp […]

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Hemp Industry

DEA Reiterates: Hemp CBD is Illegal

March 14, 2017, 12:31 pm Russ Belville

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a new clarification about the coding of marijuana extracts that rebuts the claims by sellers of “hemp-derived CBD oil” that their product is “legal in all 50 states.” CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second-best known cannabinoid occurring in the cannabis plant. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, […]

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Hemp Industry

New Mexico Governor Vetoes Hemp Bill, Again

March 13, 2017, 5:40 am Johnny Green

America’s hemp industry is growing, no pun intended. Hemp cultivation was completely prohibited for many decades, but thanks to a provision in a 2013 farming bill (signed by Obama in 2014), states are allowed to cultivate hemp under certain conditions. Since that time farmers in states like Colorado and Kentucky […]

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Hemp Industry

Trump Administration Has To Respond To Hemp Petition

February 20, 2017, 1:35 pm Johnny Green

‘We the People’ – Your Voice in the White House is an online petition platform which citizens can start petitions on. People have started petitions for all types of causes. The process starts with citizens posting their petition on the site, and then getting as many people to add their […]

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Hemp Industry

Hemp Industries Association Sues DEA Over Illegal Attempt To Regulate Hemp Foods As Schedule I Drugs

February 7, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has filed a motion to hold the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in contempt of court for violating an unchallenged, long-standing order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco, prohibiting the agency […]

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Cannabis Activism

Help Show-Me Cannabis Legalize Hemp in Missouri

February 1, 2017, 10:42 am Anthony Johnson

As a native Missourian, I definitely keep up-to-date with the latest political developments in the Show-Me State and was pleased to read that two hemp bills recently received hearings at the state legislature. Even better, one hemp legalization proposal, House Bill 170, just passed out of committee. Missouri has a […]

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Hemp Industry

Hemp Industries Association Files Petition Against DEA

January 20, 2017, 8:30 am Johnny Green

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, filed a Petition for Review on January 13, 2017, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, seeking to block the implementation of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) recently announced Final Rule regarding “Marihuana Extract.” […]

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Global Drug War

South Australia To Explore Hemp Reform

January 14, 2017, 10:59 pm Johnny Green

Hemp reform is sweeping the United States. The State of Kentucky expects to almost triple production this year, and many states have seen bills introduced in recent years to get hemp programs off the ground. But there are also international efforts underway. South Australia is the latest. South Australia’s Manufacturing […]

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Hemp Industry

New Mexico Hopeful For Hemp In 2017

December 30, 2016, 8:15 am Jason Barker

According to the National Conference of State Legislators, at least 30 states passed legislation related to industrial hemp. In New Mexico, state lawmakers learned in early December that the projected state budget will be $69 million short in the current fiscal year and revenue projections are down for the next […]

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Hemp Industry

Hemp Industries Association Annual Conference Is A Huge Success

October 20, 2016, 7:15 am Johnny Green

Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses and farmers, hosted its 23rd annual conference during September 17 through September 20, 2016, in Westminster, Colorado just north of Denver. Attended by HIA business and farmer members, non-members, as well as national media and leading […]