Police Arresting People for Legal Hemp, CBD

In our “Hemp Farming Legality Update 5/2/19” we wrote about how Idaho State Police arrested a truck driver transporting federally legal hemp from Oregon to Colorado. Lawyers for the company transporting the hemp argued that the arrest violated the 2018 Farm Bill and Commerce Clause of the Constitution in that it blocked interstate commerce. Police Read more about Police Arresting People for Legal Hemp, CBD[…]

Leading Veterinarians are Speaking Out about CBD for Pets

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non psychoactive component of cannabis sativa. Increasing studies have shown that CBD may be effective as an anti-inflammatory, painkiller,  muscle relaxer,  anti-cancer and relaxing agent, without causing the “high” typical of smoked cannabis. CBD extracted from hemp is now legal under federal law after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, Read more about Leading Veterinarians are Speaking Out about CBD for Pets[…]

Hemp Farming Legality Update 4/24/19

The 2018 Farm Bill passed last December gave us a legal definition of hemp as Cannabis sativa containing less than 0.3% THC. This particular strain of the plant and the substances extracted from it will no longer subject farmers, vendors, and consumers to be forcibly removed from civil society and locked in cages. “Hemp” is Read more about Hemp Farming Legality Update 4/24/19[…]

Did nepotism motivate Governor Kristi Noem to veto industrial hemp in South Dakota?

On Monday Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota vetoed a bill that would make industrial hemp production legal in the state. The growing CBD market is providing an opportunity for American farmers to access a possibly lucrative source of income. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last December, it is now legal under Read more about Did nepotism motivate Governor Kristi Noem to veto industrial hemp in South Dakota?[…]

Industrial Hemp Legal at the Federal Level, but Growers Must wait for States to Act

The Agriculture Improvement Act, or 2018 Farm Bill, was signed into law December 20, 2018. It legalizes the production of industrial hemp nationwide. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa. Different strains of this plant are used to produce more fiber, more flower, more CBD, or more THC. In Section 297A, the Read more about Industrial Hemp Legal at the Federal Level, but Growers Must wait for States to Act[…]

CBD News: Missouri Allows CBD infused Alcoholic Drinks while NYC Cracks Down on CBD Coffee Shops; Hemp Grows Well in Coal Mine Waste

Missouri is one of few states where you can find hard liquor in just about any convenience store. So it’s no surprise that the state is more liberal than others when it comes to allowing harmless hemp extracts like CBD to be sold to a public who demands it. Missouri’s Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Read more about CBD News: Missouri Allows CBD infused Alcoholic Drinks while NYC Cracks Down on CBD Coffee Shops; Hemp Grows Well in Coal Mine Waste[…]

7 Professional Athletes Who Use CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming increasingly popular among professional athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency, the international body that works with professional sports organizations and governments to prevent drug use, removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances in 2018. Soon after WADA’s announcement, the UFC announced they would allow their athletes to use CBD. With recent Read more about 7 Professional Athletes Who Use CBD[…]

Efforts To Access Cannabis Oil Continues To Make Waves

This month at the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance’s annual meeting, experts met to speak about the presence of key chemical compounds in medical marijuana. The goal is to continue the conversation around possible treatments for pain, inflammation and mental health disorders. “Some of the questions we have in the medical community is how can we make Read more about Efforts To Access Cannabis Oil Continues To Make Waves[…]

CBD Clinical Trials Continue To Point Towards Success

It’s been over a year since the House of Representatives approved Carly’s Law in Alabama. This bill allowed testing of cannabidiol for treatment of children with severe seizures. Since the passage of this law, some of Alabama’s severest epilepsy patients gained access to clinical trials and began using the the oil. Although it’s only been 6 months into trials, promising results are emerging as doctors are pleased with what they are observing. […]

The Politics Of Medical Marijuana Takes Front Stage

Last week, the Republican debate took a turn to focus on marijuana laws in the US. Moderator Jake Tapper took to a question popular on social media, asking about candidates views on marijuana legalization. He quoted Governor Christie, who recently said ‘if you’re getting high in Colorado today,’ where marijuana has been legalized, ‘enjoy it until January 2017, Read more about The Politics Of Medical Marijuana Takes Front Stage[…]