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The story behind a hemp extract firm’s distributor deals with major grocery, pharmacy chains

When President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, it not only made hemp a legal crop on the federal level, it also made cannabis-derived products more obtainable to consumers beyond marijuana retailers. A side effect of this development is that securing a partnership with mainstream retail companies has become the goal of …

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FDA nominee: CBD shows promise, but many ‘open and unanswered questions’

The nominee to take charge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says he wants to see more research to answer “open and unanswered questions” about CBD. Dr. Stephen Hahn, a cancer specialist from Houston who is awaiting Senate confirmation to lead the FDA, is telling U.S. senators that CBD already has “a pathway …

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Exclusive webcast: HID’s Nichols breaks down USDA’s new hemp rules

The new national hemp rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are out, and they could bring big changes for your hemp business. Hemp Industry Daily Editor Kristen Nichols sat down Tuesday to field questions about the upcoming changes to the USDA hemp rules. Topics discussed include: THC testing procedures. Why the DEA is …

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Oregon senators push back on USDA’s rules for testing THC in hemp

The federal plan to test hemp for THC will damage the industry, according to two Oregon senators who are pushing back on rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, say the USDA hemp production rules lay out THC testing requirements with “potentially harmful effects” for the new hemp

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FDA says more scientific data needed to move forward with CBD regulation

Federal health regulators say the lack of scientific data about cannabidiol explains their delay issuing new guidance on over-the-counter CBD. The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to accept comments on hemp- and cannabis-derived ingredients, months after the comment period closed, according to Sharon Lindan Mayl, senior policy adviser in the FDA’s Office of Food Policy …

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Kentucky notches fiber first in testing hemp for bridge repair

A Kentucky bridge is the first in the nation to be repaired with hemp fibers, part of a University of Kentucky project to strengthen the state’s aging bridges. Engineering professor Issam Harik led the project, part of a larger effort to study the use of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in bridge repair and building construction. Harik used hemp

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Eyewear maker has future in focus after struggling through startup

The post Eyewear maker has future in focus after struggling through startup was originally published on HempToday™. Subscribe to our newsletter, check out our events and follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. By Andi Lucas If the passion and grit of a company founder were the only two determining factors of business success, then …

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