Regulatory

Raid in Portugal blamed on late decisions about authorizations

Portuguese hemp stakeholders and activists are rallying around a hemp grower who was recently detained by the federal gendarmerie on…

July 30, 2021

Idaho says it will soon be ready to submit hemp program to USDA

Idaho, the last of the 50 U.S. states to establish a hemp program, said it hopes to submit its hemp…

July 26, 2021

French proposal would open €700m CBD market, but ban sale of loose flowers

French hemp stakeholders say they will appeal a proposal that would ban the sale of raw hemp flowers after the…

July 23, 2021

Oregon THC field tests begin; state will regulate delta-8 THC

Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) agents have started visiting state hemp farms with THC field test kits after the commission…

July 22, 2021

Kentucky association pushes back against crackdown on delta-8 THC

The Kentucky Hemp Association (KHA) has sued the state's agriculture and state police commissioners after what it says were illegal…

July 19, 2021

Argentina’s Senate advances bill on hemp, medical cannabis

Argentina's Senate has overwhelmingly approved a law that would establish a regulatory framework for the development of the medical cannabis and industrial…

July 16, 2021

Connecticut restricts delta-8 THC

A new cannabis law recently enacted in Connecticut includes tight restrictions on the sale of delta-8 THC, as the state…

July 16, 2021

Michigan puts delta-8 THC under state’s marijuana regulations

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation putting hemp-derived delta-8 THC under the state's marijuana regulations, effectively announcing the shutdown…

July 14, 2021

After crippling delays, Portuguese agency finally approves 20 growers

Portugal's Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary (DGAV) authorized 20 of 60 requests submitted to grow industrial hemp this year, and…

July 9, 2021

Spanish hemp tech project begins with basics: Calling the cops

A hemp technology initiative in western Spain has started by calling the police, as it looks to set the stage…

July 9, 2021