Week In Review – September 6-12, 2019

Pyxus International Signs Agreement With Cornell University For Hemp, CBD Research Pyxus entered the cannabis space last year by obtaining majority stakes in two Canadian cannabis producers, as well as a cultivation license. The company was previously a global tobacco wholesaler and distributor known as Alliance One International. It changed its name to Pyxus in 2018 as

By |2019-09-11T12:08:34-06:00September 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

Week In Review – August 30 – September 5, 2019

Investment Opportunities Grow As Cannabis Expands Into New Consumer Markets  For years, friends and family and angel investors were the primary funding sources for cannabis ventures, as only those closest to the industry were willing to take the risks that came with investing in a sector that, while increasingly legal at the state level, was

By |2019-09-05T02:40:40-06:00September 5th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

Week In Review – August 23-29, 2019

Hawaii Decriminalises Possession Of Small Amounts Of Marijuana, Becomes 26th US State To Do So The US state of Hawaii decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis on Tuesday, joining two dozen other US states that have adopted similar measures. Under the new law, anyone with up to three grams of marijuana faces a $130

By |2019-09-04T20:25:59-06:00September 3rd, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

Colorado Agriculture Director Has Big Plans for Hemp; “The Gold Standard”: Lessons From Illinois On Cannabis Legalization; Switzerland Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Political Winds Have Shifted In Favor Of Marijuana Legalization Nearly 1 in 4 Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal, and 33 states regulate medical marijuana access by statute. No state has ever repealed a marijuana legalization law, and two-thirds of adults - including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Republicans, and independents

By |2019-08-21T03:47:50-06:00July 12th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

Senator Urges FDA To Speed Up CBD Regulations; Hemp Ethanol Is About Five Times Cheaper Than Gasoline; Switzerland Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Illinois Hemp Farmers Face Risks With First Planting Of Newly Legal Crop Thousands of young hemp plants dance in the breeze as fans blow through a loft on Trent Lawrence’s organic produce farm. And once a day, they dance to Bob Marley. “The plants have got to have a little tunes,” Lawrence said, bending down

By |2019-08-21T03:49:20-06:00July 5th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

U.S. Postal Services Unveils New Policy On Mailing Hemp-Derived CBD Products; Tennessee Hemp: Past, Present & Future; Mass. House Passes Bill To Help Grow Hemp Industry

FDA Extends Deadline For Public Comments On CBD Rules U.S. health regulators are giving hemp entrepreneurs and the public more time to weigh in on looming CBD rules. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in an announcement posted Thursday that comments will be accepted until July 16, two weeks longer than before. Read more U.S. Hemp-Based

By |2019-08-21T03:50:07-06:00June 28th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

The USDA Legalized THC – But No One Noticed; Federal Reserve Official Pledges To Tell Banks They Can Service Hemp Businesses; US Postal Service Unveils New Policy On Mailing Hemp-Derived CBD Products

Less Than 9 Weeks Remain For Local Governments To Act On Setbacks Before Applications Will Be Accepted A public listening session in Kansas City Wednesday left potential medical marijuana facility license applicants uneasy, looking at a calendar with barely 8 weeks left for the town to act on reducing buffer zones from churches, schools, or

By |2019-08-21T03:51:10-06:00June 21st, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

Cannabis firing up the U.S. supply chain; Trump Cabinet Officials agree to review bipartisan marijuana bill; Update on hemp industry access to banking; Texas lawmakers vote on cannabis decriminalization

How Cannabis Is Firing Up The U.S. Supply Chain U.S. companies cannot stop talking about marijuana, hoping in part they can catch investor interest as the booming economy around the drug lifts revenues throughout the supply chain. With the recreational use of cannabis now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia and medical marijuana

By |2019-08-21T03:51:58-06:00June 19th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

Illinois Accepting Applications to Grow Industrial Hemp for 1st Time in 80 Years; Delaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Announced; Now That Hemp-Based CBD Oil is Legal in Texas, Here’s What To Know

Congressional Funding Bill Protects Cannabis Banking and Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales  Federal officials would be blocked from punishing banks for working with marijuana businesses under an annual spending bill released by congressional Democratic leaders on Sunday. The legislation, which is set to be considered by a House subcommittee on Monday, would also remove a

By |2019-08-21T03:53:20-06:00June 14th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

7 Statistics Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD; TSA Updates Rules To Allow Hemp-Derived CBD Aboard Flights; USDA Clarifies Industrial Hemp Production for Indian Tribes

NJ Department of Health Seeking New Alternative Treatment Centers to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana The New Jersey Department of Health today announced it is seeking new applicants to operate up to 108 additional Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs): Up to 38 in the northern region of the state, up to 38 in the central region, and up

By |2019-08-21T03:54:30-06:00June 7th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|