REGULATORY HEMP UPDATES

FACEBOOK: We are thrilled that a Times Square ad campaign by our partners, The Hemp Industries Association, has pushed the Facebook CBD advertising debacle towards reform. While Facebook now allows advertisers to run ads for topical hemp, the ads cannot specifically feature ingestible hemp and topical CBD products. Now, an active lawsuit is underway to address alleged deceptive…

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HEMP NEWS FROM VARIOUS STATE

FLORIDA: On June 25, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed SB 1020 into law, dramatically expanding Florida’s hemp program and explicitly legalizing the retail sale and possession of hemp-derived CBD. Individuals can now carry CBD on their person without arrest. In anticipation of this signing, Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner has already issued draft rules for implementation. Read them here.   CALIFORNIA:…

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SOUTH DAKOTA – STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

GOOD NEWS FOR SOUTH DAKOTA: Back in March we reported that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem vetoed a bill that would have legalized hemp growth and hemp product sales; and legislators barely failed to override her veto. We’re excited to share that key legislative leaders from South Dakota – as well as the Governor’s Policy…

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HEMP NEWS FROM NEW YORK – ACTION NEEDED

ACTION NEED FROM THE HEMP SUPPORTERS IN NEW YORK: Within the next 24-48 hours, New York State legislators will be considering the Lupardo/Metzger bills which could dramatically impair the hemp industry, particularly the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD. In short, the bills are the most over-regulatory that we’ve seen – treating CBD akin to a…

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HEMP NEWS FROM VARIOUS STATES – HEARING UPDATES

CALIFORNIA:The Business and Professions Committee will hear the legislation that would explicitly permit the retail sale of CBD as a food or dietary supplement this week, with hopes of final passage in August.   IOWA:The Iowa Governor signed a statement that said a recently passed law does not “legalize the sale or manufacture of all…

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Hemp Wins Again – Great News from the US Postal Service

Over the past few years, we’d heard a number of stories about hemp and CBD companies encountering resistance from local post offices about the legality of mailing their products.  Several months ago, the US Postal Service issued some clarifying guidance, but it was overly restrictive and burdensome. Counsel for the US Hemp Roundtable had discussions…

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Action Alert: We Need Your Help in Ohio

Ohio Senate Bill 57, which makes hemp and hemp products, like CBD, legal in Ohio, is just steps away from final passage. Senate Bill 57 was approved by the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee last week and now awaits a vote on the floor of the Ohio House.  We need your help to…

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Hemp Progress in Nebraska, Louisiana and Michigan

Nebraska:  On May 30, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 657,  which expanded the Cornhusker State’s hemp growing program, and decriminalized hemp and hemp products such as CBD.  While the bill did not go as far as the industry had hoped, it is a good step forward, and we are hopeful that the program’s successful implementation will…

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FDA UPDATE: Insider Access to Today’s FDA Hearing!

Today’s inaugural FDA public hearing on CBD marked an historic moment for the U.S. hemp industry. It also marked a groundbreaking moment for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable. The Roundtable was featured in a some of the nation’s leading new outlets – from the New York Timesto National Public Radioto CNNto U.S. News and World Report.…

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