HLG week in review 1.4

Oregon could be the first state to allow cannabis exports, Government shutdown halts hemp in Utah, Israel approves medical cannabis exports

This Week in Review

Oregon Marijuana Could Be Exported Across State Lines Under Proposed Bill

Oregon could become the first state to allow marijuana exports to other legal states under a bill that’s been drafted for consideration in 2019. Read more

Texas lawmaker calls for legalization of medical marijuana

When the Texas legislature goes into session on Jan. 8, the legalization of medical marijuana is certain to be a hot-button issue. Read more

Government shutdown halts new applications to grow and process hemp in Utah

People who apply for a license to grow or process hemp in Utah may have to wait until the government shutdown is over. Read more

Israeli Parliament ends years of delays, approves medical cannabis exports

After years of delays, the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament – unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana late Tuesday. Read more

Legal Hemp In The USA: What The 2018 Farm Bill Means For US Hemp & Agriculture

The United States just legalized hemp. Pres. Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill, earlier today. This omnibus bill includes numerous programs and policy changes, not all of which are related to agriculture. For hemp supporters and industry professionals, it’s a cause for celebration. Hemp is now out of reach of the Drug Enforcement Administration and, with a few notable exceptions, closer to being treated like any other crop. Read more