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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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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Medical marijuana, hemp protections included in federal spending bill

Published: May 1, 2017, 2:01 pm • Updated: May 1, 2017, 2:08 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The congressional spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through September includes the continuation of provisions to protect industrial hemp and state-based medical marijuana programs. The $ 1 trillion omnibus bill,…

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Cannabist Show: She wants hemp to be part of a balanced breakfast; He dives deep on weed chemistry

Published: Apr 7, 2017, 5:20 pm • Updated: Apr 7, 2017, 5:20 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Colleen Keahey, executive director of the Hemp Industries Association and Will Kleidon, founder of Ojai Energetics. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Is it legal to ship CBD products across state lines?…

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Hemp lawsuit in federal court alleges DEA overstepped on “extracts” rule

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 12:49 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 1:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal lawsuit involving hemp is heating up. Lawyers representing the Hemp Industries Association and hemp businesses have filed an opening brief in a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case…

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