Tag: farm bill

NYC Police Make 106lb Bust – Of Legal Hemp

Police in New York City are having a tough time understanding the difference between hemp and straight-up weed, as the owners of a Vermont hemp farm say the cops proudly confiscated 106 pounds of federally-legal hemp. New York City Police posted a photo on social media congratulating the work of their officers for confiscating what […]

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Washington State Bans CBD Infused Edibles

Washington state banned CBD-infused edibles and the commercial sale of food and beverages containing CBD, sticking closely to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy. The FDA currently stipulates that the cannabinoid cannot be an ingredient in the food supply, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) posted similar restrictions this month. “To be clear, […]

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Washington Lawmakers Vote For More Hemp Production

Nearly identical hemp bills have passed the Washington State Senate and House, giving Washington farmers the chance to catch up with growers in some other states when it comes to hemp production. The Senate voted 49-0 on Tuesday to lift restrictions on where hemp can be grown, where seeds can be obtained, and how harvested […]

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Farm Bill Contains Boost for Oregon Hemp Farmers

A massive federal farming and agriculture bill that’s nearing final approval could provide additional funding for Oregon Hemp farmers and thinning efforts in Central Oregon’s most famous forest, while providing a boost to the region’s burgeoning hemp industry. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 87-13 to approve a sweeping 800-page, $867 billion farm bill that […]

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Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp in Farm Bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls it an “absurdity” that the U.S. imports hemp but puts severe restrictions on American production. The Kentucky Republican is looking to change that by legalizing the crop in the next federal farm bill. McConnell toured a hemp processing plant in his hometown of Louisville on […]

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Hemp Amendment Blocked by Congress

The newest act in a series of anti-cannabis moves sees congressional Republican leadership blocking consideration of several industrial hemp amendments. Hemp advocates were seeking to attach the measures to the large-scale Farm Bill, which sets food and agriculture policy for the country, but the House Rules Committee on Wednesday decided that the proposals cannot be […]

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