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Tagged With: Production

Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year

Domestic hemp production increased dramatically from 2016 to 2017, according to data compiled by the advocacy organization Vote Hemp. The group calculates that US farmers cultivated over 23,000 acres of hemp in 2017, up from fewer than 10,000 acres in 2016. Under a 2014 federal law, states may license hemp cultivation as part of a … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Hemp Production Legislation Introduced

Update: SB 704 was read for a second time and referred to committee. Legislation has been introduced, Senate Bill 704, to provide for hemp cultivation and manufacturing. The measure excludes industrial hemp from the state’s definition of marijuana and provides for its commercial cultivation and export. The measure also expands the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Hemp Production Legislation Introduced

Update: SB 704 was read for a second time and referred to committee. Legislation has been introduced, Senate Bill 704, to provide for hemp cultivation and manufacturing. The measure excludes industrial hemp from the state’s definition of marijuana and provides for its commercial cultivation and export. The measure also expands the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Bill To Legalize Marijuana Production and Retail Sales

Lawmakers failed to consider legislation to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis this legislative session.  House Bill 4276, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, would have permitted those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis and/or to engage in the home cultivation of … Continue reading »

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Virginia: Governor Signs Measure Seeking To Permit Production Of CBD Oil

Governor Terry McAuliff has signed legislation, Senate Bill 701 into law to establish regulations governing the in-state production of therapeutic oils high in cannabdiol and/or THC-A (THC acid). NORML would like to thank Governor McAuliffe, an early supporter of SB 701, for his continued dedication to advancing this measure, as well as to those in the … Continue reading »

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Tennessee: Hemp Production Measure Signed Into Law

Legislation, HB 2032, permitting the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp has become law. The measure permits  for the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp when “grown by an institution of higher education in this state that offers a baccalaureate or post-graduate level program of study in agricultural sciences.” Over 20 states have enacted similar legislation, … Continue reading »

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Rhode Island: Governor Signs Legislation Establishing Rules For Licensed Hemp Production

On Tuesday, July 12th, Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation, H8232, to establish rules for the commercial, licensed cultivation of hemp in the state.  The legislation creates the “Hemp Growth Act” to treat hemp as an agricultural product that may be legally produced, possessed, distributed and commercially traded. The Department of Business Regulation will be responsible for … Continue reading »

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Bill Aims To End Federal Ban On US Hemp Production

Bill Aims To End Federal Ban On US Hemp Production Jared Polis (D-Colo.), a co-sponsor of the bill, said in a statement. "I am hopeful that Congress will build on last year's progress on hemp research and pilot programs by passing the Industrial Hemp Farming Act to allow this historical American crop … Read more … Continue reading »

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