Category Archives: hemp

Congress passes farm bill to legalize hemp

The U.S. Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a provision of the Farm Bill that removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances, according to an Associated Press report. The Farm Bill, which was introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in 2018, allows hemp farmers to buy crop insurance, apply […]

Does the Farm Bill Legalize CBD, Too? Not Exactly

President Trump is expected to sign the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018—also known as the farm bill—later this week, after Congress approved the measure on Wednesday. CBD is now a lot less illegal. But don’t wave it in the face of a DEA agent. With that signature, hemp will become legal nationwide. And cannabidiol (CBD) […]

US Farm Bill, Which Would Legalize Hemp, Heads to Trump’s Desk

This story has been updated. The US House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid. The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. While the federal government aims to pass a new […]

We Came Up With Creative Uses For CBD So You Don’t Have To

CBD has become one of the defining wellness trends of 2018. The New Yorker recently described CBD as an aid for a fast-paced New York lifestyle and CBD infusions have crept into everyday culture, from bars in upscale hotel lobbies to sexual wellness products. It’s clear: hemp is no longer reserved for hippies; it has […]

Hidden Lake Combines Hemp with Social Responsibility

Nestled within the breathtaking peaks and valleys of Montana’s Glacier National Park is a body of water named Hidden Lake. It is a small, glacial lake and the hiking destination for many Glacier National Park visitors. It’s a staple of the remarkable beauty that can be found in nature which symbolizes one of many elements […]

CBD Isolate From the Internet: Is It Worth the High?

A lot of people ask me about hemp-derived CBD and ordering CBD products online. I encourage them to look for full-spectrum, CBD-dominant cannabis—it tends to deliver a higher quality experience through the “entourage effect.” But knowing that not everyone has safe access to cannabis-derived CBD, it dawned on me that I should have a better […]

FAQ: What to Know About the DEA’s CBD Rescheduling Order

For the first time ever, the Drug Enforcement Agency this week removed a cannabis-derived drug from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The change is a historic landmark on the path to ending cannabis prohibition, but it’s not nearly as sweeping as it might seem. RELATED STORY US Reschedules CBD Drug—but Not CBD Itself […]

Op-ed: Hemp legalization presents economic opportunity

Texarkana Gazette Editorial Board: Hemp legalization would be good news for America’s farmers — including those in Texarkana area. The post Op-ed: Hemp legalization presents economic opportunity appeared first on The Cannabist.

Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 10:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in the hands of a three-judge panel. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San […]

Cannabis industry analytics firm New Frontier Data buys Hemp Business Journal

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 10:29 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis data clearinghouse New Frontier Data has made a move to bring hemp into its fold with the acquisition of Denver-based Hemp Business Journal, the firms are expected to announce Wednesday. Financial terms of the transaction […]