The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back — is this the year Congress legalizes the crop?

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 11:54 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff These are times of cautious but rising optimism for supporters of industrial hemp. Since 1970, all forms of Cannabis sativa L., including hemp, have been classified as a Schedule I drug…

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New Documentary to Demystify Industrial Hemp

The Hemp Road Trip is creating a feature length documentary focusing on industrial cannabis. While the plant is federally legal, the DEA, State and local law enforcement remain confused and arbitrarily interfere in domestic commerce, while citizens nationwide continue to dispel propagandist fear about this plant. “Education and awareness are…

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Hemp Sunscreen – Prevent Skin Cancer and Protect Against UV

Hemp-Based Sunscreen Essentials You Need Right Now Summer is here, temperatures are rising, and you need to protect your skin. Every year, there are more new cases of skin cancer in the United States than breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancer combined. Keeping your skin healthy especially under the sun is…

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Hemp is the new kale, say two N.Y. farmers who are gurus in finance, cybersecurity

Published: Jul 13, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Jul 13, 2017, 12:40 pm By Kate Krader, Bloomberg Meet your local hemp farmers. Before he started JD Farms, Mark Justh was a managing director for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Asia. His co-founder, Dan Dolgin, worked in counterterrorism for various agencies…

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Op-ed: DEA position statement on CBD, hemp and Farm Bill “reckless and illegal”

Published: Jul 7, 2017, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jul 7, 2017, 4:51 pm By Joel Stanley, Special To The Cannabist Editor’s note: As part of The Cannabist’s special report, “CBD, TBD,” on July 5 we published a statement by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration addressing its policy position on cannabidiol oil. The DEA…

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Hemp producers in North Dakota holding back amid CBD controversy

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 pm By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — As North Dakota’s hemp industry grows, legal questions have kept producers from making one of the crop’s most desirable products. Bottles of cannabidiol were recently seized from in Watford City…

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