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South Carolina Signs New Hemp Bill; Paves Way for Better Quality Standards

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3559 on May 11, 2017  legalizing the growth of industrial hemp in the state through the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program. The new bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to issue up to 20 [...]

The Battle for the CBD Market in Texas Heats Up: 3 Companies Awarded “Low THC Cannabis” Licenses

The battle over who will own the CBD market in the Lone Star State is heating up. The state of Texas has awarded three conditional licenses to cultivate, process and dispense "low-THC cannabis" to intractable epilepsy patients. The highest ranked applicants that [...]

U.S. Hemp Moving Forward with USDA Organic Certifications

On April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm, a group of 18 farmers and business owners were gathered in a small demonstration kitchen at the back of the Natural Grocers on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Outside the large square-framed windows, revelers scrambled [...]

And so it begins. HIA and Hoban Law File Petition Against DEA

Suit Seeks to Defend Hemp Farmers, U.S. Businesses and Consumers from Illegal Attempt to Schedule Non-Psychoactive Hemp Derivatives as ‘Marihuana Extract’ WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), Centuria Natural Foods and RMH Holdings filed a Petition for Review on [...]

USDA’s “Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp” and the Hemp Industry’s Response (PDF Downloads)

USDA's "Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp"   On July 22nd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, released it's Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp to inform [...]