HLG week in review 3.22

Transporting Hemp is a Challenge; Two Colleges Launch Cannabis Classes; Hemp Updates on Washington & Oregon

This Week in Review

Law Enforcement Officers Challenged to Enforce Bill Legalizing Transport of Hemp, CVSA Says

Conflicts between existing state laws and a new federal law legalizing the transport of industrial hemp are making it difficult for law enforcement officers to enforce the new law, the head of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance told officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more

WV Senate approves banking fix to medical marijuana law, sends bill to governor

The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill addressing banking services for the state’s medical cannabis program, removing an obstacle that had slowed the MMJ industry’s rollout in the state. The Senate approved the bill 29-4 on Tuesday. It now goes to the governor. Read more

Medicinal cannabis cultivation legalised

Several companies have already shown an interest in developing the highly lucrative crop, and Economic Development hope that by moving quickly to get production under way Jersey could become a world leader in the emerging market of medicinal cannabis. Read more

Washington lawmakers give hemp room to grow

Nearly identical hemp bills have passed the Senate and House, giving Washington farmers the chance to catch up with growers in some other states. The Senate voted 49-0 on Tuesday to lift restrictions on where hemp can be grown, where seeds can be obtained and how harvested plants can be used. The House last week embraced the same policies in a 95-0 vote. Read more

Aims Community College launches industrial hemp course

Following the 2018 Farm Bill’s federal legalization of hemp, or the “re-legalization,” as Kirk Goble puts it, business opportunities are opening at every level of the industry. With more than 25,000 uses for hemp, it doesn’t appear those opportunities will slow down anytime soon. For farmers, the crop’s hardiness is an added plus. Read more

Deschutes County is Oregon’s third-largest hemp growing county

Oregon’s industrial hemp crop is poised to grow past $1 billion as products containing CBD, cannabidiol, become more commonplace and since the 2018 farm bill removed industrial hemp from the controlled substance list. Read more

Cannabis 101 At The University Of Connecticut

The green, serrated leaves of cannabis are something you might expect to see on a college campus — perhaps grown secretly in a dorm, or emblazoned across clothing of students who support marijuana legalization — but certainly not within a college classroom. Read more