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Hemp Industry

Oregon: OLCC Temporarily Suspends Hemp Certificate Program

Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission temporarily stopped issuing hemp processing certificates to Oregon Department of Agriculture registered hemp growers and hemp handlers. Oregon House Bill 4089, which took effect today, changes the way hemp items will enter the OLCC regulated marijuana system. The temporary suspension is because HB 4089 […]

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U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Legalize Hemp

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced today the bipartisan, Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. The legislation will also give states […]

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Hemp Industry

U.S. Senate Leader Plans To Spearhead Federal Hemp Reform

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Leader of the United States Senate, has publicly announced his intention to sponsor federal legislation to legalize and fund the licensed production of industrial hemp. According to a press release issued by the Senator, the forthcoming legislation – entitled the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 – “will allow states […]

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Hemp Industry

MJBizDaily Launches New ‘Hemp Industry Daily’

Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily), the most trusted B2B news source and event producer of the cannabis industry, introduces Hemp Industry Daily, the first publication to deliver objective and market driven coverage of where the hemp industry is headed. The hemp market is projected to reach $1.65 billion in just five years. Hemp Industry Daily examines […]

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Hemp for Victory: Bipartisan Hemp Bill Could Be a Game Changer

It was great to see that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had announced his intention to move forward with a bipartisan bill to remove hemp from the list of controlled substances and even provide federal grants for farmers. Senator McConnell is excited about the benefits hemp can bring to […]

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Congressmen Paul, Wyden, Polis, And Massie Defend Hemp

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case. Hemp farmers and businesses filed the case after the […]

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Hemp Industry

Members Of Congress Call On DEA To Support Industrial Hemp

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 28 Members of Congress called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to honor Congressional legislation supporting the industrial hemp industry. In an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Hemp Industries Association, the lawmakers asked the Court to recognize and uphold the Congressional intent of legislation […]

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Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities

After a successful inaugural year in which industrial hemp was reintroduced in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the commonwealth will significantly expand the opportunities for this promising agricultural crop in 2018. From fewer than 50 total acres in 2017, next season’s crop could cover 5,000 acres or more. For […]