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Idaho Department of Agriculture stopping sale of pet CBD and hemp products

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BOISE - Starting Nov. 1, all stores will have to stop selling pet CBD and hemp products.

For pet supply store Bark N' Purr, owner Jennifer Willett said this will not only have an impact on her store but also the customers.

"We have had people in the store crying. We have had testimonials on social media. We have had phone calls. Just people saying what do I do now," Willett said.

For five years, the store has been carrying a variety of CBD and hemp products.

"Our products are 0.0% THC, third party tested, so that means there's nothing sliding through here that is going to be dangerous to an animal," Willett said.

According to the ISDA, these products are illegal.


University of Idaho partners with Idaho company for research on Hemp Insulation


IDAHO - A partnership between the University of Idaho and a local company Hempitecture is looking to turn the world a little greener by using hemp as an environmentally friendly building material.

Home insulation made out of hemp is what the University of Idaho's Boise-based Integrated Design Lab is testing right now using a $200,000 state grant to research and compare typical insulation materials to hemp insulation created by Idaho-based company Hempitecture.


Last but not least, Idaho becomes 50th state to legalize hemp



Licensed handlers are allowed to process raw hemp materials into other materials but they can’t grow the crop.

Hemp, Inc., a global industrial hemp industry leader, praised Idaho on becoming the 50th state to legalize hemp.

Thanks to House Bill No. 26¬†passing in Idaho‚Äôs April 2021 legislature, with an emergency clause that made the law effective as soon as it passed both chambers, farmers are now receiving their hemp licenses so that they can legally ‚Äúproduce and handle the crop during this growing season for commodities such as insulation, paper, oil and food products.‚ÄĚ


Idaho was the 50th state to legalize industrial hemp. Now eight farmers are ready to produce it.


Amid years of historic drought and a push for more sustainable resources to lower carbon emissions, industrial hemp legalization may have come along at just the right time for Idaho agriculture.

Hemp is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated crops in modern human history, but it only became legal to grow in Idaho last year. Farmers are beginning to receive licenses from the state to produce and handle the crop during this growing season for commodities such as insulation, paper, oil and food products.


Helena man arrested with meth and marijuana in Idaho


 A Helena man was arrested for trafficking drugs in Idaho.

Wesley V. Long, of Helena, was pulled over in Bingham County for making a lane change without signaling.

The Trooper stopped Long and in speaking with him, found evidence of drug use.

During a search of the vehicle, Troopers located several large bags of raw marijuana and three large baggies containing a white substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.


ASUI talks medical marijuana and sexist comments


ASUI passed resolutions on medical marijuana and Boise State Professor Scott Yenor

ASUI passed a slew of legislation Wednesday and held its first meeting for spring semester senators, including supporting Boise State University countering sexism and legalizing medical marijuana. 

ASUI introduced and passed a resolution supporting Boise State University students and their petition to investigate Professor Scott Yenor for sexist comments. 

The petition comes after a video from the National Conservatism Conference in Florida surfaced in which Yenor commented that women should not be recruited into the fields of engineering, medicine and law as well as trade occupations. 


Hemp Cultivation To Kick Off In Idaho In 2022

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Following the green light from the USDA, hemp should finally (legally) appear Idaho fields again next year.

Idaho was the last US state to have a ban on hemp cultivation. In April this year, the state’s senate voted in favour of HB 126, the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act. HB 126 was subsequently signed into law by Governor Brad Little not long after.

But that didn’t mean cultivation could begin. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture was tasked with developing a hemp plan in harmony with the 2018 Farm Bill, which then required the USDA’s approval. On November 1, that approval was granted.


Marijuana vaping among teens has more than doubled since 2013


Researchers found that adolescents who say they vaped cannabis within the last 30 days increased 7-fold from 2013 to 2020.

Teen vaping of marijuana doubled between 2013 and 2020, indicating that young people may be swapping out joints, pipes or bongs for vape pens, according to a new study.

Researchers also found that adolescents who say they vaped cannabis within the last 30 days increased 7-fold ‚ÄĒ from 1.6% to 8.4% ‚ÄĒ during the same period.


First Nevada Cannabis Dispensary Approved at Border of Idaho

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The Nevada-Idaho border is about to get a little bit greener. 

Officials in Elko County, Nevada last week signed off on a proposal for a marijuana dispensary to open in Jackpot, Nevada, which straddles the border between the two western states.

Commissioners in Elko County unanimously approved the license for the business, according to the Associated Press, adding that the shop could open as early as Monday.


Hemp Insulation manufacturing Plant to be Built in Jerome

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A Wood River Valley based hemp insulation manufacture plans to build a production facility in Jerome County along the interstate beginning this fall. Southern Idaho Economic Development said Hempitecture Inc., based in Sun Valley, intends to build a plant at the Northbridge Junction near the Interstate 84 and U.S. Highway 93 junction; a groundbreaking ceremony is set for early October. This is one of the first major business announcements made since a bill was signed into law earlier this year allowing the production and transportation of industrial hemp in Idaho.


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