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Fri
28
Aug

Hemp growers still waiting on federal and state guidance

As hemp growers prepare to harvest their crop, many questions still remain about the future of hemp, with growers, processors and manufacturers left waiting on two federal agencies and the state to decide how to regulate the industry.

“We have these, like, three government agencies that regulate parts of the plant and none of them talk to each other or agree on what they’re doing,” said Allan Gandelman, who grows hemp at Main Street Farms in Cortland and is an owner of New York Hemp Oil in Cortland.

That waiting is delaying Gandelman’s plans to expand.

Fri
28
Aug

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot

Nebraska voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure seeking to legalize and regulate medical marijuana access in the state.

Thu
27
Aug

Here’s What You Should Know About Legal Marijuana Delivery

The legal delivery of marijuana is becoming increasingly more popular. Here are some  basics you should know.

Thu
27
Aug

Draft Regulations Published for the Regulation of Cannabis (Marijuana) in Mexico

On July 27, 2020, the Mexico Ministry of Health (Secretaría de Salud) published 

Thu
27
Aug

US cannabis testing market worth more than $1.2bn by 2026

New analysis from Global Market Insights, Inc., shows the US cannabis testing market will be worth $1.2bn by 2026.

Thu
27
Aug

Hemp group in U.S. state of Kentucky says it will go independent

Stakeholders in the U.S. state of Kentucky say they will launch a re-branded, independent hemp organization after a falling out with the national Hemp Industries Association (HIA).

Wed
26
Aug

New York State Pushes Back on Interim Final Rule, Sets Up Farmers for USDA Permits in 2021

New York agriculture regulators are preparing hemp farmers for the USDA permit process ahead of the 2021 season, citing “unrealistic” policies in the interim final rule, according to a recent WSHU report

Wed
26
Aug

The Oddest Cannabis Laws And Regulations

The history of cannabis laws and regulations in the United States is a complicated, convoluted affair that has arguably only gotten more confusing as more and more states launch legal medical and recreational marijuana programs. The result can sometimes be, well, a bit odd.

The following is a short list of some of the stranger cannabis regulations currently on the books in the US. 

1. Don’t transport marijuana by boat in California 

Don't transport marijuana by boat in California

Make sure not to run fowl of the law in California. (wiroklyngz/123rf)

Wed
26
Aug

Did Your Hemp Extract Just Become Illegal?

Late last week, the U.S.

Wed
26
Aug

U.S. Senator Wants To Legalize Cannabis And Regulate It Like Tobacco

A new bill filed by a Democratic senator from Minnesota would end marijuana prohibition across the United States and set up a system that regulates cannabis like alcohol or tobacco.

The bill from Sen. Tina Smith, the Substance Regulation and Safety Act of 2020, calls for placing the federal Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating a nationwide, legal cannabis industry. Under current law, cannabis is a Schedule I illegal drug on par with cocaine and heroin

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