USDA Memo: Unlawful for states to block interstate commerce of hemp

The United States Department of Agriculture Office of General Counsel issued a detailed legal opinion last week regarding interstate commerce of hemp. Idaho State Police claim their arrest of a truck driver in January and seizure of 3.5 tons of hemp was lawful. The 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp (defined in the bill as Read more about USDA Memo: Unlawful for states to block interstate commerce of hemp[…]

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[…]

Hemp Farming Legality Update 5/2/19

Idaho State Police Seize 7000 Pounds of Hemp, Company Suing Federal law may have legalized industrial hemp, but it’s up to the states to decide whether they want the strain of Cannabis sativa containing less than 0.3% THC legalized in their own states. However, does this give states the right to block interstate commerce of Read more about Hemp Farming Legality Update 5/2/19[…]

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 Research: Anxiety, Autism, Newborn Brain Damage; Scientists Excited about Hemp Legalization

Psychologists, Psychiatrists in the Netherlands to Conduct First Clinical Trial exploring CBD as Therapy Aid for Patients with Severe Phobias Many people with severe anxiety disorders are helped with available treatment and medication, but a “substantial subset” are not, according to a research announcement in BMC Psychiatry for 2019 Feb 13. “Preclinical and genetic research Read more about CBD Research: Anxiety, Autism, Newborn Brain Damage; Scientists Excited about Hemp Legalization[…]

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[…]

International Relations: Cannabis & CBD Oil Continues To Find Support

Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, recently stepped forward to help clarify some of the misinformation circling marijuana and cannabidiol. As one of the world’s top experts on the application and misuse of cannabis and research, Volkow believes “what we can say with certainty is that cannabis contains active ingredients with potential therapeutic properties. […]