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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Election 2018 – A Great Day for Hemp

As the election results were revealed through late yesterday evening, there were moments of excitement and disappointment for both parties.   But for hemp, victory was complete and absolute: Hemp’s greatest champion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, held onto, and expanded his majority, strengthening his hand in the coming Congress.  McConnell took the extraordinary step…

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – US Hemp Authority is Launched!

After decades of prohibition, the U.S. hemp industry has been reborn.  Every day, more and more Americans adopt and come to rely on hemp-based products —for food, fabric, construction and hundreds of other applications.  With this growth only set to increase, the time is now for the hemp industry to establish and embrace standards, best…

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Roundtable to FDA and WHO – De-schedule CBD!

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the agency was seeking public input for their response to the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the international scheduling of cannabis and cannabis-like products. Yesterday, the US Hemp Roundtable issued its formal comments.  We urged the FDA to strongly recommend that hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD),…

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Let’s Roll the Hemp Tide in Alabama!

While progress continues to be made for permanent hemp legalization at the federal and state level, we continue to see periodic efforts to ban hemp and hemp products, often because of confusion with its controversial cousin, marijuana.   The latest brouhaha is taking shape in Alabama, where a regional drug task force and a group…

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Roundtable Roundup- October 22nd, 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.   HIACON The US Hemp Roundtable is proud to announce that they will be a sponsor of the 25th anniversary of HIACON put on by Hemp Industries Association. Now…

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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. As the wheels of the legislative process continue to turn, the 2018 Farm Bill has confronted its share of potholes, primarily the result of disagreement on food stamp work…

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Help Us Pass Hemp Legislation in Michigan

As discussed more fully here and here, Michigan is proving to be another case study in the power of Hemp Supporters. This summer, a Michigan agency declared illegal the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD, and public outcry ensued.  With the Roundtable’s drafting input and hearing testimony, two bills were soon introduced and passed the House almost unanimously:…

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Roundtable Roundup- October 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. Michigan The pro-hemp legislation sponsored in Michigan by hemp heroes State House Majority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers and State Rep. Steven Johnson and discussed here is moving at unusually break-neck…

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