Posts by U.S. Hemp Roundtable

The 2018 Farm Bill – Now Fully Explained.

Late last night, the 2018 Farm Bill House/Senate conference committee released the final conference report.  You can read the 807 page, 6 inch tall report here. Or if you prefer, our General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, got up early this morning to prepare a quick 2-page summary with references to page numbers of the actual text. We…

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Farm Bill Update: One Step Closer

We are one step closer to permanent legalization of hemp. Today, members of the House/Senate conference committee took time to sign off formally on the report which includes all of the hemp provisions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act. Here’s hemp hero Congressman James Comer signing the dotted line: We expect the…

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Roundtable Roundup- December 5th, 2018

The Roundtable Roundup is a semi-regular update for Hemp Supporters — breaking or interesting news affecting the industry – brought to you by the US Hemp Roundtable. FARM BILL Congressional Quarterly reports that the full conference report will be released on Monday – and as reported by our biggest champion in the House – Rep.…

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Farm Bill Update – Passage Delayed but Keep Calm

As reported in this space earlier, a deal has been reached on the 2018 Farm Bill that includes the full text of the Hemp Farming Act, providing permanent legalization of hemp and popular hemp products like cannabidiol (CBD). Final passage of the bill was expected to take place this week, before Congress adjourns for the…

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Red Alert in Michigan!

Whether you are a Wolverine or a Spartan, the time to act for hemp is NOW. As discussed more fully here and here, this summer, a Michigan agency declared illegal the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD.  With the Roundtable’s drafting input and hearing testimony, two bills were soon introduced and passed the House almost unanimously:  House Bill…

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Farm Bill Update – Tentative Deal Reached!

We’re getting closer…. Breaking News from the Washington Post just minutes ago:   Key lawmakers said Wednesday they have reached a tentative deal on a massive farm bill, breaking a months-long impasse over legislation that doles out more than $400 billion in federal funds for farm subsidies, food stamps and conservation efforts. Lawmakers have been at odds…

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Hemp is on Georgia’s Mind

Our General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, made the trip down south today to speak in front of Georgia’s House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp. Why Georgia (Why)? Georgia is one of the 9 remaining states that do not have a hemp pilot program in place, and legislative efforts to define hemp have been unsuccessful to date.…

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Farm Bill Update

As our lead DC lobbyist, Frost Brown Todd’s Daniel Cameron, reported last week, a compromise deal between House and Senate leadership on the 2018 Farm Bill could be reached as early as today. Of course, even if the deal is consummated, there are still a few more steps before the bill becomes a law.  Here’s a refresher…

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2018 Farm Bill Update

Here’s a report from Daniel Cameron of Frost Brown Todd, the Roundtable’s lead DC lobbyist and the former Legal Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “We will finish the farm bill before the end of the year,” according to Majority Leader McConnell after a meeting with President Trump yesterday to discuss lame-duck session priorities.…

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Help Us Turn Ohio Green

Over the past few decades, Ohio has been a leading political battleground with power shifting between Blue Democrats and Red Republicans. Over the past few months, the Buckeye State has also emerged as a leading battleground over hemp legalization. Help us turn Ohio green. As you may recall, in August, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued a…

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