Posts by U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Roundtable Roundup- January 22nd, 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. LEGAL VICTORY IN WEST VIRGINIA! As you may remember from last September, a federal prosecutor sought and obtained a temporary restraining order against a hemp company, allegingthat it did not comply…

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STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF HEMP-DERIVED CBD UNDER FEDERAL LAW

Upon the December 20, 2018 signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the era of hemp prohibition is over. Questions continue to be raised, however, about the legality of one of the country’s most popular hemp products, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).  The U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the industry’s leading business advocate for the full and permanent legalization of hemp and…

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Introducing: The U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance

  Hemp Supporters:   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.…

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Hot Off the Press: Kentucky’s Plan Submitted to USDA

HOT OFF THE PRESS!   ICYMI: On the same day President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, Kentucky became the first state to submit its regulatory plan for hemp production to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  As our General Counsel, Jonathan Miller explained in his bill summary, the new legal regime requires states to submit…

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Roundtable Roundup- December 31st, 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. NEBRASKA While the wind is at the back of the hemp-derived CBD industry, with states like Alabama and Michigan recently reversing prohibitive decrees, Nebraska has become the latest…

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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.   This past month was one for the history books. Years of hard work and dedication — from every corner of the hemp industry — brought 2018 to a wonderful conclusion. The era of hemp…

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A Look Back: 2018 Year in Review

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW… And A Sneak Peek Into 2019   2018 was an extraordinary year for the hemp industry. Removed from the shackles of federal prohibition, hemp is poised for an even greater 2019. Still, challenges remain from regulators and competing industries. Here’s a wrap-up of the past year and a look toward the next:   THE…

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Victory in Michigan

At 6:40 this morning, during the very last hour of the legislative session for Michigan’s two-year cycle, two critical hemp bills passed both the House and Senate chambers:  House Bill 6330 which dramatically expands Michigan’s hemp program, and House Bill 6331 which clarifies that popular products such as hemp-derived CBD should not be treated as controlled substances. The Governor now has…

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FDA and CBD: New Hope for a New Path

Yesterday was one for the history books.  Thanks to years of hard work from so many Hemp Supporters, the era of hemp prohibition is now over.  Check out our press page for some of the media clips that highlight our monumental victory. But the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage was just the beginning.   As we’ve been reminding you,…

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The Farm Bill Has Been SIGNED!

STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF THE 2018 U.S. FARM BILL BY U.S. HEMP ROUNDTABLE GENERAL COUNSEL JONATHAN MILLER   The era of hemp prohibition is over.  Effective immediately, hemp is permanently deemed a legal agricultural commodity, and popular products such as hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) can no longer be mistaken as controlled substances, like marijuana. The Drug…

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