Posts by U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Lotta Hemp Progress on the Prairie

Despite the deep and rich agricultural tradition, the Prairie States have seen some of the greatest resistance to hemp legalization.  (Don’t remind us about South Dakota Governor Noem. Ugh.)   But we’ve seen some pronounced prairie progress in the last few weeks – and in a few cases, we need YOUR help to get hemp…

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Help Us Improve Industry Standards!

Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub. We need your help again.  It’s time for Guidance Plan 2.0. We are asking all Hemp Supporters – farmers, processors, manufacturers, product sellers, retailers and consumers – to weigh in on how we can make our Guidance Plan even stronger…

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Roundtable Roundup- March 31st, 2019

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.   GEORGIA – Good news! A bill is sitting on the Governor’s desk that would make the Peach State officially the 42ndstate to legalize the growth of hemp.…

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Hemp Moving Forward in Florida

  We are excited to report some real progress for hemp and hemp-derived CBD in the Sunshine State.   Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed SB 1020 which promotes the cultivation, handling, processing, and sale of hemp, and confirms the legality of the retail sale of hemp products, such as hemp-derived CBD.  During the…

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Public Notice to all Hemp Supporters: US Hemp Authority’s Guidance Plan 2.0

Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub.   On March 1, we shared with you the big news: the U.S. Hemp Authority™ announced the first awards of its Certification Seal to thirteen outstanding companies that met the stringent standards the industry laid out for quality assurance and safety.…

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Progress for Hemp in California

Exciting news from the Golden State! A Roundtable-supported bill that would clarify that hemp-derived CBD is legal for manufacture, distribution and sale in the state of California passed out of the Assembly Committee on Health yesterday afternoon without a single no vote. AB 228 would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements,…

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Hemp Declassified in Texas!

As you might remember, a few months ago, the Roundtable’s intrepid attorneys at Frost Brown Todd identified a provision buried in the statutes of more than a dozen states – when there was a federal de-classification of a drug, the state must follow suit. This led to an obvious conclusion – hemp should be removed…

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US Hemp Roundtable Submits Comments to FDA

Recently, the FDA posted on the Federal Register seeking comments regarding World Health Organization international drug scheduling. With the help our our FDA attorneys at Amin Talati Upadhye, the US Hemp Roundtable submitted the following comments:     March 14, 2019         Division of Dockets Management Food and Drug Administration 630 Fishers Ln, Rm 1061…

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