Policy

Critics say California bill puts hemp under control of marijuana interests

Critics say the California's hemp industry will go under control of marijuana interests if a law defining industrial hemp products…

January 12, 2021

Initiative in Florida envisions processing hemp for textiles

The U.S. state of Florida could be a “market maker” in the hemp textile sector and boost the fortunes of…

January 7, 2021

Hemp ‘viable’ in Bahamas, but cross-pollination is a worry

Cannabis officials in The Bahamas say they still back hemp, but the commonwealth's fortunes in the sector will depend on…

January 6, 2021

Puerto Rico ag secretary says without private investment, hemp will stall

Puerto Rico needs to attract private investment to develop infrastructure for the hemp sector or the U.S. territory risks missing…

January 5, 2021

Only knowledge and facts will sway U.S. food safety agency on CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asserted its authority to regulate products derived from cannabis, including hemp, and is therefore…

December 23, 2020

The Chinese Strategy: Planning a roadmap to hemp’s future

[Third & last in a series] As Chinese planners see the future, the nation will transition from a global factory…

December 14, 2020

Meeting on hemp plan set in S. Dakota

South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association representatives are to meet with the State Legislature’s Rules Review Committee Dec. 7 to discuss…

December 4, 2020

Historic vote by UN drug commission reschedules cannabis

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of…

December 2, 2020

UN commission likely to reject CBD ‘footnote,’ approve ‘extracts’ language

More than half of the members on the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) have indicated they will reject…

December 1, 2020

Downscheduling will boost Thai hemp

Thailand's Narotics Control Board voted to remove cannabis from the country's list of Category 5 drugs, opening the way for…

November 30, 2020