Industrial Hemp Cultivation Exploded In The U.S. Last Year, Report Shows

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Industrial Hemp Growth

Industrial hemp production significantly increased in the U.S. in 2018, with farmers cultivating three times as many acres of the crop as compared to the pervious year, according to a report released on Monday. Farmers grew more than 78,000 acres of legal hemp last year, the advocacy group VoteHemp reported. In 2017, they grew about 26,000 acres and in 2016, … Read More

Senators Urge Federal Agency To Update Hemp Policies During Government Shutdown

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Hemp Regulations

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized industrial hemp and gave current and prospective farmers of the crop reason to celebrate. But the partial government shutdown, which entered its 27th day on Thursday, has put a damper on celebrations. Specifically, the impasse of government funding has stalled the implementation of the wide-ranging agriculture legislation, and that’s created uncertainty for farmers … Read More

U.S. Senators Warn Trump Administration About Excess Regulations On Hemp

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CBD Regulations

Two Democratic senators from Oregon warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that they will be closely monitoring the implementation of industrial hemp legalization, stressing that the sale of cannabidiol (CBD) and other hemp-derived products should not be overly regulated under the 2018 Farm Bill. In a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff … Read More

The Government Shutdown Is Preventing Farmers From Growing Hemp

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Prospective hemp farmers in Utah will have to wait out the government shutdown before they’re able to legally grow the crop. Utah started allowing hemp cultivation under a state Department of Agriculture and Food program in November in accordance with research-focused provisions of the prior federal Farm Bill that was passed in 2014. But before farmers can take advantage of … Read More

Hemp Is Officially Legalized With President Trump’s Signature On The Farm Bill

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President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill—which legalizes industrial hemp after decades of the crop being caught up in broader cannabis prohibition—into law on Thursday. The signing ceremony represents the culmination of a months-long debate over various provisions of the wide-ranging agriculture legislation. But after the House and Senate Agriculture Committees reconciled their respective versions, the final Farm Bill easily passed in full … Read More

FDA To Take Steps Toward Allowing CBD Products Following Hemp Legalization

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Food & Drug Administration

Just after President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law on Thursday, legalizing industrial hemp, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a lengthy press release responding to the legislative development—including a pledge to pursue pathways that would allow businesses to legally market products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds. The federal agency stressed that it retains the right to regulate products … Read More

People Searched For A Certain Cannabis Product A Lot In 2018, Google Says

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CBD Gummies

People Searched For A Certain Cannabis Product A Lot In 2018, Google Says People in the U.S. were really interested in learning about cannabidiol (CBD) gummies in 2018, according to Google’s year-end trend report. “CBD gummies” was the third most popular food-related Google search of the year—following unicorn cake and romaine lettuce. If not for a recent E. coli outbreak on the latter … Read More

Lawmakers From Both Parties Celebrate Hemp Legalization In The Farm Bill

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Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are celebrating a hemp legalization provision that made it into the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Perhaps no one is more pleased than Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who fought for the provision over months of debate on the wide-ranging agriculture legislation. He even signed the conference report finalizing the bill language with a hemp pen on … Read More

Read: Here’s The Final 2018 Farm Bill That Will Legalize Hemp

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US Farm Bill 2018

The final text of the 2018 Farm Bill was released on Monday, and industrial hemp legalization made the cut. Votes to send the legislation to President Trump’s desk are expected this week. The bipartisan provision, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), will enable U.S. farmers to cultivate, process and sell hemp, the market for which is now a … Read More

Next House Agriculture Committee Chair Might Grow Hemp On His Farm

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Man on Hemp Farm

The incoming chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee is considering growing hemp on his own farm after the passage of the Farm Bill, which contains provisions to legalize the crop. “I may grow some hemp on my farm. I’m looking at it,” Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) told Minnesota Public Radio on Monday. “There’s a big market for this stuff that we’ve been ceding to … Read More