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Report: North American Cannabis Industry Could Experience 33% Annual Growth through 2021

According to a Market Research Future report, the North American cannabis market could grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

Thailand Approves Hemp Cultivation as Part of Drug Reforms

Thailand’s cabinet has approved hemp cultivation for medicinal purposes under an Office of Narcotics Control Board plan, the Bangkok Post […]


Bill Removing Hemp from State Drug Schedule Pre-Filed in New Hampshire

A coalition of Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire has pre-filed a bill that would prohibit hemp’s designation as a controlled substance […]


DEA: Rule Change Prioritizes CBD Research

The DEA says that the rule change, published last week which changed the agency’s code for cannabis extracts, will make […]

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Cannabis Sativa Inc. Buys California Property for Hemp Farm

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire a 49 percent ownership stake in a 9-acre property in […]

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Japanese Prefecture Ends Hemp Growing Program After Cannabis Arrests

The industrial hemp program in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture is being shuttered after the president and two employees of one of […]


Hemp and MMJ Bill Introduced in Costa Rica

Note: This piece was updated on 12/20/16. The previous version of the article did not mention prohibitionist stall tactics in […]

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Applications Open for North Dakota Industrial Hemp Program

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for participation in its industrial hemp program, according to a Bismarck […]

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Did the DEA Just Outlaw Hemp-Derived CBD?

A new rule published by the DEA today led many in the cannabis industry to assume the worst – that […]

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CBD Market Could Hit $3 Billion by 2021

According to some cannabis industry experts, the U.S. CBD market could reach between $2.1 billion and $3 billion by 2021, […]


CSU-Pueblo Launches Institute of Cannabis Research

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Institute of Cannabis Research is now operational, according to a Colorado Public Radio report. The institute is […]

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Australian MMJ Producer Moving to Kentucky

Ecofibre, Australia’s largest medicinal cannabis producer, is moving its operations to Kentucky, according to a Business Insider report. The company […]

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Researchers Plant Nebraska’s First Legal Hemp Crop

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have planted 150 hemp plants on the college’s East Campus, according to a report […]

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New Zealand Grants License for Third Hemp Trial

New Zealand’s Hikurangi Enterprises has been granted a license from the Health Ministry to grow a trial crop of hemp […]


North Carolina Hemp Grower Secures Early Buyer for Next Year’s Crop

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the 1,000 acre-plus hemp crop planted by BioRegen […]

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Cannabis and Hemp Association Opens Upstate NY Chapter

The Cannabis and Hemp Association has opened a chapter in Albany, New York, according to a report from NPR-affiliate WAMC. […]


North Dakota Hemp Harvested Under Ag Department Pilot Program

North Dakota farmers are harvesting their first legal hemp crops under the state Agricultural Department’s experimental program, according to a […]

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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Objects to New USDA Hemp Rules

Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner has sent a letter to the USDA outlining his objections to the body’s new ‘Statement of Principles’ […]

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First Hemp Seeds to Consistently Produce Low Enough THC Levels Certified in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has certified its first domestic hemp seeds that reliably produce plants low enough in THC […]


Botanical Genetics Expands Hemp and Cannabis R&D Program

Botanical Genetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 22nd Century Group, has expanded its cannabis research program aimed at developing propriety […]


Uruguayan Cannabis Company Diversifying with Hemp Crops

One of the two marijuana producers in Uruguay is betting that the hemp market will be more lucrative than the […]


Hemp Crop Planted at University of Louisville

Researchers at the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research have planted a 40-by-40-foot plot of hemp in […]


New York Gov. Signs Hemp Bill, First Farm Licensed

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill authorizing the sale, distribution, transportation, and processing of industrial hemp, which […]

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CBD Dabs Provide ‘Instant Relief’

Cory fires up a red Scorch Torch and heats up the quartz nail on his dab rig. On his stainless […]


First Legal Cannabis Crops Harvested in Uruguay

International Cannabis Corp and SIMbiosys harvested the first legal marijuana crops in Uruguay earlier this week, reaping about 300 grams […]

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Nebraska Researchers Obtain Pilot Hemp Crop Permit

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have obtained a permit to begin doing tests on growing industrial hemp as a […]


Kentucky Hemp Farmers Expanding Operations, Tennessee Farmers Shying Away

Farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee are seeing vastly different results in their respective industrial hemp markets. The Kentucky Department of […]

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Pennsylvania Legislature Passes Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Bills

Cannabis and its non-psychoactive cousin scored victories in the Pennsylvania legislature yesterday as the House and Senate passed medical marijuana […]

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Hemp Bill Vetoed in Washington State Over Budget Fight

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed 27 bills at the end of the legislature’s 60-day session last week, including one […]


Virginia Legalizes Industrial Hemp Production

The governor of Virginia has signed into law a bill this week that will legalize the industrial production of hemp […]

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Washington Passes Bill for Industrial Hemp Research Plots

The Washington state Senate passed SB 6206 last week, which authorizes certain individuals to grow pilot crops of industrial hemp for research purposes. […]


Hopeful Industrial Hemp Farmers Pushing Forward in North Dakota, Oregon

Hopeful hemp farmers in North Dakota and Oregon are stepping forward to join their states’ experimental hemp programs. The two […]

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First Lady of Japan Considers Hemp Farming

In an interview with the Japanese magazine Spa!, First Lady of Japan Akie Abe said that studying the history of […]


India Legalizes Industrial Hemp Production In Northern State of Uttarakhand

A state in northern India will become the first in the country to legalize the cultivation of hemp. Harish Rawat, […]

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U.S. Hemp Sales May Reach $500M This Year

U.S. citizens are expected to purchase up to $500 million worth of hemp products during 2015, a preliminary analysis by […]

CBD Biosciences Gets $8 Million From Pueblo, CO to Open Hemp Processing Plant

The city council of Pueblo, Colorado voted 5-1 on Monday to direct $8 million in incentive money to help a […]

North Dakota Ag Department Looking for Industrial Hemp Research Participants

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that it’s looking for participants for an industrial hemp program. In a […]

Wild Minnesota Hemp Harvested for First Time in 60 Years

Researchers at the University of Minnesota legally harvested Minnesota hemp for the first time in more than 60 years this […]

Researchers Publish First Genetic Study of Marijuana and Hemp

Canadian researchers have published the first large-scale genetic study of marijuana and hemp. The study examines the genotypes of 81 […]

Big Results for Hawaii Hemp Researchers

An industrial hemp research team in Hawaii is seeing very encouraging results with a certain varietal planted in Oahu. Dr. […]

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