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Lawmakers And Industry Stakeholders React To USDA Hemp Rules Announcement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released much-anticipated proposed rules governing hemp on Tuesday, and the development was promptly met with applause from lawmakers and industry stakeholders. While USDA said it is waiting until the conclusion of a 60-day public comment period before working to approve state and tribal hemp plans, the… Read more »

USDA Outlines Rules For Importing Hemp Plants And Seeds From Other Countries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly updated guidance last week to clarify that hemp seeds and plants may be imported from other countries. As was the case under a previous announcement focused on seeds, the requirements for importing the full plant from Canada are different than for other countries. Plants from… Read more »

Wisconsin and South Dakota are Preparing 2020 Legalization Measures

Wisconsin and South Dakota are among the few handful of states that still don’t allow the medical use of cannabis—but legislators and activists are ramping up their efforts to change that. Activists and legislators are working hard now to pass medical legalization in 2020. On Friday, a group of lawmakers in… Read more »

Number Of Banks Accepting Marijuana Business Grew Again Last Quarter, Feds Report

The number of banks and credit unions that service the marijuana industry grew again in the third quarter of 2019, according to a federal report. As of June 30, there were 553 banks and 162 credit unions that submitted documents indicating that they are providing financial services to state-legal cannabis… Read more »

REPORT: Arizona to Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp Starting in June

Arizona will allow farmers to start growing hemp in June, roughly five months before harvest time. Along with cannabis, hemp has seen a resurgence and become a topic of conversation on several levels – namely agricultural and economic. The following is a re-post of an article written by Dan Kingston… Read more »

REPORT: Illinois Accepting Applications to Grow Industrial Hemp for 1st Time in 80 Years

It’s been more than 80 years since Illinois has accepted applications to cultivate industrial hemp. Illinois is also among several states pushing to legalize cannabis and working to erase past marijuana convictions. The following is a re-post of an article written by John O’Connor of the Associated Press and published… Read more »

REPORT: Australian Philanthropist Gifts $2 Million for Industrial Hemp Research to Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia just picked up a generous donation from an Australian philanthropist — to the tune of $2 million. The following is a re-post of an article written by Sam Wood of For more cannabis/marijuana-related business, political, legal and medical news, click here Australian philanthropist Barry Lambert… Read more »

Op-Ed: 7 Stats Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD

Statistics play into everything, and the cannabis industry is no different. Whether you’re interested in investing into a company or starting your own brand, the following information could be up being quite useful in your pursuit. The following is a re-post of an article written by Peter Gigante, guest writer… Read more »

REPORT: Farmers Can Buy Hemp Seeds From Anywhere, DEA Can’t Interfere says USDA

Big news for cannabis growers: You can get seeds from anywhere in the world — and you can do it without interference from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), says the United States Department of Agriculture. The following is a re-post of an article written by Kyle Jaeger of Marijuana Moment… Read more »

REPORT: Community College in Colorado Launches Industrial Hemp Course

Evidently, Aims Community College in Colorado recognizes the potential of hemp/marijuana/cannabis industry, otherwise it probably wouldn’t have launched the agricultural program. The course is open to the public, too — so one doesn’t have to be enrolled at Aims to attend and learn. While there is a legal difference between… Read more »