North America

Iowa opens hemp registrations

The state of Iowa's Department of Inspections and Appeals announced registration for consumable hemp products will open March 3. Registration is…

February 25, 2021

South Dakota banking law advances

A proposed law in South Dakota would give cannabis businesses a clear path to banking services. The measure, HB 1203,…

February 25, 2021

Indiana lawmakers pass bill that would overcome ban on flowers

Lawmakers in the state of Indiana's lower house have passed a bill that would legalize hemp flowers, reversing rules under…

February 25, 2021

Testing project advances in Florida

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) entered a partnership to develop a hemp testing program…

February 24, 2021

Late activist Dion Markgraaff ‘inspired and helped many’

Long-time American cannabis activist and entrepreneur Dion Markgraaff, who opened one of Amsterdam's first hemp shops and, later, San Diego's…

February 24, 2021

New York opens licensing under ‘Cannabinoid Hemp Program’

New York officials have opened the licensing application process in a controversial Cannabinoid Hemp Program, the state's attempt to set…

February 23, 2021

U.S. CBD makers in court over clashing trademarks

U.S.-based CBD Industries LLC, retailer of “cbdMD”-branded products, has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Louisiana-based Majik Medicine, saying that…

February 22, 2021

Purdue starts online hemp course

Purdue University is offering a non-credit “Hemp Essentials” online course covering industrial hemp as a crop and potential end uses.…

February 19, 2021

South Carolina labs clogged

South Carolina’s hemp farming program needs more laboratories to keep up with testing, state officials said. Many companies must send…

February 19, 2021

U.S. associations critical of proposed hemp bill in California

National and state hemp groups in the USA have stated their opposition to a proposed hemp bill for California they…

February 18, 2021