Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization working to ensure that hemp’s fledgling federal protections gain permanence.…

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Lucky’s Market takes leap with CBD, now selling hemp extracts nationwide

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 10:57 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 11:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For a brief moment last month, it appeared a retail giant was on track to change the course of cannabidiol sales in the United States. In late September, Target.com quietly began…

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Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 8:22 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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In its fourth harvest, Colorado industrial hemp industry still faces growing pains

Published: Sep 10, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 8:47 am By Libby Rainey, The Denver Post The first hint that Damian Farris isn’t your typical farmer is the nickname of his mud-splattered white pickup truck: “Smoked Tofu.” Four years ago he was a hippie with no farming…

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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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