Seeking Certainty Between Certified Hemp Seeds Versus High-Yield CBD Strains

Among the most critical decisions a hemp cultivator makes is where to source seeds. Without a reliable provider for hemp seed genetics, cultivators risk losing an entire crop to disease, or worse, harvesting plants that test over acceptable limits for THC. In Kentucky, for example, a company called Elemental Processing is suing HP Farms (an

By |2019-11-19T14:49:05-07:00November 19th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News|

2019 Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners

The Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards program, the industry’s most robust recognition platform for the innovators and leaders of the cannabis industry, today announced the winners of their 2019 Awards program. The 2019 Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards attracted more than 1,900 nominations from around the world. The winners were chosen by a group of judges who are senior-level

By |2019-11-19T13:55:48-07:00November 19th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News, Marijuana|

Cannabis Corner: DEA Commander Turned Pot Co. Advocate

*This post was originally published on Law360 Law360 (November 13, 2019, 4:43 PM EST) -- Charles Feldmann has been involved in cannabis law longer than most people — albeit not always as an advocate for the industry. “My background really came from a heavy law enforcement side,” he told Law360. “Having gone to law school

By |2019-11-19T10:47:46-07:00November 14th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Week In Review – November 8th-14th

C3 Industries Closes Funding Round, Brings Total Capital Raised To $25M  The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based cannabis company C3 Industries, said Monday it has completed a private financing round that brings its total capital raised to date to more than $25 million. Read more South Africa’s Budding Cannabis Industry Is Waiting For Regulations To Catch Up Western Cape

By |2019-11-19T10:38:56-07:00November 14th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

Hemp industry blasts DEA’s continued involvement under USDA rules

The irony is not lost on the hemp industry. In 2018, Congress removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), stripping the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of oversight of a cannabis-derived substance now treated as an agricultural crop. But laboratories that test Farm Bill-compliant hemp must presently be registered with DEA, per interim regulations published

By |2019-11-20T12:37:47-07:00November 14th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News|

The Four Regulatory Lanes of the Cannabis Plant

“Busted, down on Bourbon Street Set up, like a bowlin' pin Knocked down, it gets to wearin' thin They just won't let you be” Last December, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The conference was a tremendous success, even though it didn’t bring to

By |2019-11-19T10:33:29-07:00November 14th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

Here we are today, a little more than five years after the 2014 Farm Bill was passed, and we finally have recognition and approval by the federal government that industrial hemp is legal. Even though that’s what federal law said, that as far back as 2014, the historical weight of last week’s release of the

By |2019-11-07T22:49:58-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

Holistic Pet Wellness And Hemp CBD

A Legal Perspective - by Heidi Mehaffey, Esq. and Contributions by Bridget Hill-Zayat, Esq * This article first appeared on  In a day and age where the majority of families own pets of all shapes and sizes, it should be no surprise that pet parents in the United States are estimated to spend more

By |2019-11-07T15:41:04-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

Week In Review – November 1st-7th

Multimillion-Dollar US Cannabis Deals Near Completion Though both of the deals are set to improve the two multi-state operators’ (MSOs) market share across the US and could represent a newfound interest in the regulated cannabis industry at the state level by federal powers, cannabis deals overall have been downsized in the face of a struggling

By |2019-11-07T10:50:46-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

Hemp Industries Association® Conference Announces Sponsors And Keynote Speakers

The Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®) announces a diverse lineup of national sponsors and hemp industry leaders for the 26th annual Hemp Industries Association Conference -- HIACON -- November 1 through November 4, in Charlotte, North Carolina. HIACON will bring over 40 exhibitors and more than 40 speakers and educators representing the farm business, sustainability, herbal and dietary supplements industries

By |2019-10-31T11:41:00-06:00October 31st, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News|