Industrial Hemp

MRA Introduces Proposed Marijuana Rule Sets

2020-01-14T10:46:52-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Soon, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed combined topic-based rule sets. The proposed topic-based rule sets are intended to provide clarity/consistency to those working in both the medical and adult-use markets. The rule sets provide for the implementation of a program to license medical [...]

Federal Industrial Hemp Production Rules Released

2019-11-01T13:28:52-05:00November 1st, 2019|

Early last week, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the United States' Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) legalized industrial hemp production rules. On Oct. 29th, 2019, the USDA established the Domestic Hemp Production Program. What is included in federal hemp rules? The proposal includes provisions for the USDA to approve hemp production [...]

Farm Bill Set to Grow the CBD Industry

2019-10-02T15:08:05-05:00October 2nd, 2019|

With the Farm Bill of 2018 signed into law, the path has been paved to begin using hemp as an industrial crop once again. As part of this act, hemp has been removed from the Schedule I classification of illegal drugs if it contains less than .03% THC. The legalization of the growth of industrial [...]

Three Economic Benefits of the Hemp Industry

2019-06-12T11:54:47-05:00June 5th, 2019|

As a dominant crop in the colonial times, hemp is a renewable resource that refines into textiles, paper, beauty products and more. However, the industry’s steam diminished with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. With the government’s heightening fears about marijuana (see ​“Reefer Madness” [1936]​), all forms of cannabis sativa plants - [...]