Posts by U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Live in Wyoming? Urge Your Legislators to Support Hemp!

In July 2018, Wyoming state and local law enforcement began informing Jackson grocers they must remove all CBD products from their shelves. They did not arrest anyone. However, a woman driving through Jackson was arrested for an unrelated driving issue, and a felony charge was added for possession of a CBD product. The prosecutor later dropped the charges against…

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Hemp Battle in Idaho

While Hemp Supporters will always remember the moment that the 2018 Farm Bill became law, there are unfortunately a number of local law enforcement officials that haven’t gotten the memo yet. In recent weeks, large shipments of hemp were seized by police officers in Oklahoma and Idaho, claiming that the payloads consisted of marijuana. Idaho officials, indeed, said that the…

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Positive News from Texas

As we reported on Monday, Hemp Supporters across the nation were alarmed at comments made by the Tarrant County (Texas) District Attorney suggesting that arrests of CBD users in the Ft. Worth area could be imminent.  Our Roundtable General Counsel Jonathan Miller fired off this letter urging local prosecutors to stand down, and appeared on TV…

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Join the U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance

  Fellow Hemp Farmers: The moment for U.S. hemp farming has arrived. Hemp once served as the fabric of the American imagination.  Grown by iconic U.S. gentlemen farmers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, hemp was one of the nation’s leading cash crops until a misguided prohibition emerged in the early 20th century.  Thanks to the…

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The Battle for Hemp in Ohio

As recounted in this space, Ohio has served recently as a high-profile battleground for hemp and hemp products such as CBD.  This past August, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued guidance and a FAQ, inaccurately alleging that hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is prohibited by law to be sold in retail stores.  More recently, state and local law enforcement have been taking concerning…

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ACTION ALERT: Great Hemp Bill Introduced in Texas!

Yesterday afternoon, we reported the troubling news that Ft. Worth prosecutors were threatening to arrest CBD users. Just a few hours later, State Rep. Tracy King introduced House Bill 1325 — relying on the Roundtable’s model legislation — that would solve the issue and establish a full hemp program in the Lone Star State. Rep. King’s bill…

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CBD Arrests in Fort Worth

Last week, millions of Texans were sent into a fury by a television news report that suggested that the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office in Ft. Worth was preparing to arrest individuals for the simple possession of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).  Many argue that this would be a miscarriage of justice, and well as a misappropriation of scarce…

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More Positive News from the World Health Organization

As reported back in August in this space, the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) recommended that “preparations considered to be pure CBD should not be scheduled within the International Drug Control Conventions.” Last week, the news got even better.  In this January 24, 2019 letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, the WHO’s ECDD…

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A Message From the U.S. Hemp Authority

  Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub.   Hemp Supporters: The US Hemp Authority – our united effort to promote high standards, best practices and self-regulation for the hemp industry – is off to a rocketing start. More than 175 companies have…

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