Legislation

Proposed bill in Sicily aims to establish hemp as economic driver

A Sicilian Regional Assembly (ARS) member has put forth a bill aimed at expanding hemp farming and production as local stakeholders envision…

August 7, 2020

Hemp has potential in Myanmar, but corruption is a major barrier

A plan to legalize hemp production is in the works in Myanmar's House of Representatives, with a draft law expected…

August 4, 2020

Hemp law in Ecuador goes into effect, with 1.0% THC limit

Ecuador has legalized the growing of hemp, excluding it from the list substances subject to rules under the country's Comprehensive…

July 13, 2020

Irish hemp stakeholders blast government for ignoring them

Irish hemp stakeholders have released an open letter to the government and other constituencies, saying they've been ignored as legislation…

July 2, 2020

Cannabis bill in Nepal would help hemp, but THC limit questioned

Long-known as a cannabis mecca, Nepal would establish a formal program to develop medical cannabis and the hemp sector under…

June 16, 2020

Lebanon sees hemp as economic driver amid harsh times

Lebanon's Parliament has passed legislation to legalize cannabis growing for medical and industrial purposes. The new law clears the way…

April 28, 2020

Agriculture ministry in Poland calls for 1.0% THC in hemp

Poland's Ministry of Agriculture has recommended a full 1.0% THC allowable in industrial hemp in a recently unveiled 2-year government…

April 26, 2020

Ghana cannabis law puts oversight of hemp under narcotics board

Ghana’s Parliament has passed a law that legalizes the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes but gave the…

March 23, 2020

Cannabis bill’s passage in Malawi should boost hemp fortunes

In a landmark ruling, the parliament of Malawi approved the Cannabis Regulation Bill, which legalizes the cultivation, processing and marketing…

March 4, 2020

Banking bill would give U.S. hemp companies relief on financial services

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would let banks provide financial services to hemp producers…

September 27, 2019