Federal CBD delays hurting profits and shelf space for manufacturers, companies say
CBD manufacturers have seen wide adoption of their products into mainstream retail chains in recent months, so why aren’t they turning profits as rapidly as expected? The federal government is the culprit, according to some. CV Sciences and Charlotte’s Web are among the cannabis companies that pointed to delayed... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
SLIDESHOW: MJBizDaily Awards Hemp Industry Game Changer finalists
(Click on the orange arrows to advance the slideshow.) The MJBizDaily Awards recognize excellence and impact in the cannabis industry. At this year’s MJBizCon in Las Vegas, we will celebrate the individuals and companies that propel the cannabis industry forward. Set for the evening of Dec. 12 at The Cosmopolitan, the inaugural MJBizDaily... Read more
Idaho governor approves hemp transportation across state
Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order aligning the state’s law enforcement activities with federal statutes to allow the transport of hemp across the state. The Republican governor issued the order in the wake of the U.S. Department of Agriculture interim rule published on Oct. 31. Little said... Read more
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... Read more
New York prosecutor to drop marijuana charges in Vermont hemp seizure
Prosecutors are planning to drop all charges against the man arrested on marijuana possession charges in connection with a case in which 106 pounds of hemp plants shipped from Vermont were mistaken as MJ and seized by the New York Police Department. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said that... Read more
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... Read more
Pennsylvania hemp drying facility reopens; employees still awaiting payment
A Pennsylvania hemp facility that was closed last week after its owners allegedly ignored code requirements has reopened after adding ventilation, but former employees say they still haven’t been paid. The drying warehouse in Jeannette – owned by Patriot Shield Security, a Colorado-based security and transportation company that serves... Read more

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