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Ben & Jerry’s wants to make CBD-infused ice cream

Last month, Ben & Jerry’s encouraged its consumers to use marijuana, which is still illegal in 17 states. Now the ice cream maker says it “can’t wait” to create CBD-infused ice cream, once it’s legal. On Thursday, the Vermont-based frozen dessert firm said on its website that it’s “committed to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to […]

Hemp News From California – Hearing Update

POSITIVE UPDATE FROM CALIFORNIA: On May 17th, the California Assembly’s Appropriations Committee passed AB 228 in a unanimous vote, which would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements, and in topical applications. As of yesterday, the Assembly passed the bill on the House floor with a 61-0 vote. The bill […]

TSA Updates Marijuana Rules To Allow Hemp-Derived CBD On Flights

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its policy on cannabis over the Memorial Day weekend, changing the medical marijuana section of its “What Can I Bring?” webpage from reading “no” to “yes” (with “special instructions”). Specifically, the agency is clarifying that hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on planes under certain circumstances. Previously, TSA […]

Can CBD help with opioid addiction?

Opioid Addiction While there are many problems we have created in the world, from pollution to obesity, one of the scariest epidemics facing Americans today is opioid addiction. For decades, prescriptions and non-prescription opioids have been used by many people dealing with despondency and discomfort. When used, opioids release endorphins, which create a euphoric feeling […]

California State Assembly passes bill authorizing retail sales in CBD food, supplements

A bill that passed Wednesday in the state assembly clarifies food, drinks and cosmetics that contain hemp-derived CBD are legal for sale in California. The California State Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill that would authorize the retail sale of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD)—a move intended to supplant a position adopted by health officials in 2018 […]

Hemp News From Texas, California and Georgia – Great, Good and Blecch

GREAT NEWS FROM TEXAS: This week, the Texas State Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed House Bill 1325, based on the Roundtable’s Model State Act. The bill would launch a hemp growth program – making Texas the 44th State in the USA — and provide belt-and-suspenders protection for hemp products like CBD, with labeling and retailer registration requirements. […]

Bill to Legalize Hemp, CBD Products in Texas Passes Final Hurdle

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AUSTIN — State lawmakers have approved a bill to legalize industrial hemp production and clear up confusion about what CBD products can be sold in Texas. The Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 1325. Now, House lawmakers must decide whether they agree with the Senate’s amendments to the bill. If the […]

Jersey Girls and Jersey Boys – Hemp Needs Your Help

This week, critical hemp legislation was introduced in the New Jersey legislature: Assembly Bill 5322 and Senate Bill 3686. These identical companion bills, based on the Roundtable’s Model State Act, would align New Jersey’s nascent hemp program with the 2018 Farm Bill – and importantly, provide explicit protections for the retail sale of hemp products […]

Hemp Progress in Florida, Kansas and Texas

Another week passes, which means another week of hemp progress. Check out the latest: Florida: This morning, the Sunshine State’s Senate passed SB 1020, a bill largely based on the Roundtable’s Model State Act that had previous passed the state House on March 25. The Governor is expected to sign this into law shortly. The […]

Hemp Progress in Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Washington State

It’s been a wild week for hemp across the nation, with state legislative victories piling up every day. In just this past week, we saw progress in four major states: Iowa: After a local county attorney announced a March crackdown on CBD products, Senate File 599 was introduced that would bring Iowa into hemp growing […]

Texas House: Farmers can grow hemp, CBD can be sold

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — On Tuesday, the House approved a bill that will allow farmers to grow hemp and also legalizes hemp products in Texas. House Bill 1325, authored by Rep. Tracy King, D- Batesville, allows farmers to grow hemp as industrial crops under a regulated state program. Additionally, it will legalize hemp-derived products like CBD […]

Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver

In case you had any doubt about how mainstream and corporate 4/20 has become, you only had to attend the one-day-only inauguration of the Carl’s Jr. CBD burger Saturday, at one of its restaurants in a northern section of Denver. According to Alex McConnell, the Carl’s Jr. district manager, the restaurant hosting the promotion “had […]