Category Archives: Hemp Industry News

Marijuana or hemp? Manufacturers snagged by Farm Bill confusion

Cannabis entrepreneurs say they’re facing jail time and hefty legal fees because of the plant’s complicated biology, with the vaunted 2018 Farm Bill only muddling the picture for interstate commerce. A pair of cases in Idaho and Oklahoma raised questions about how state and local law enforcement are supposed to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. Since the […]

Iowa medical CBD sales set to begin Saturday under cloud of confusion

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears at Hemp Industry Daily.) Iowa’s five CBD dispensaries open for business Saturday to serve roughly 1,000 patients in one of the nation’s most limited medical cannabis markets. The state’s law authorizes cannabidiol, not marijuana – though Iowa’s lone operating producer is selling THC capsules that, according […]