Monthly Archives: June 2018

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Which Includes Senator McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act

‘I know exactly how important this legislation is to agricultural communities. Kentucky agriculture encompasses a multi-billion-dollar industry that supports thousands and thousands of good jobs in nearly every corner of the Commonwealth…Also, I strongly advocated for [my Hemp Farming Act] to be included in the Farm Bill, which will finally and fully legalize industrial hemp’ […]

U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Just now, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, after resolving an unrelated intra-party dispute about immigration. As expected, there are no significant hemp provisions in the bill. Not to worry: As discussed here, the strategy of our Congressional supporters is to pass a hemp-friendly Senate bill, and resolve […]

Banks take on Sessions over legalized pot

Lenders see the potential for lucrative business in working with the burgeoning industry. While pot polarizes policymakers, lenders are going out of their way to avoid taking a position on whether marijuana should be legal. But they want to see legislation that explicitly protects their industry. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) The nation’s banks are taking […]

Senate Bill 2667

This morning 6/13/18 our team been tracking the Senate Agriculture Committee. The committee reviewed, discussed and agreed on the bipartisan Farm Bill which includes Senator McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act amendment. We are relieved, this bill was passed on a 20-1 vote with the Hemp Farming Act included! Senator Grassley (Iowa) attempted to pass his version […]

Could pets benefit from CBD?

The merits of cannabidiol (CBD) have been repeatedly shown in the short amount of time research has been available, potentially offering people help for physical ailments such as arthritis, epilepsy and nausea to mental issues like anxiety and addiction. It is hardly surprising, then, to see pet owners curious about using alternative medicines for their […]

Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Colorado law now stipulates that hemp products will be regulated like food ingredients. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich in the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol. Beyond codifying existing policy, the […]

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