Legal hemp businesses suffering from the economic devastation caused by coronavirus are eligible for emergency aid programs included in the $2.2 trillion federal economic stimulus package – and can start applying for that monetary relief immediately.

While medical and recreational
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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue testified yesterday at a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  USDA’s 2021 budget request was the reason for the hearing, but there was also key discussion around the agency’s hemp rules.   Excerpted highlights include the
Continue Reading Senate Approps Hearing Highlights USDA-DEA Friction and the 2021 Growing Season

On January 21, 2020, an Idaho state court held that nearly 7,000 pounds of seized hemp would remain forfeited to the Idaho State Police (“ISP”).  As we discussed in our recently published article, the defendant in the case, Big
Continue Reading Idaho Court Rules Interstate Hemp Shipment Will Remain Forfeited to the State

Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
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The Italian Parliament has established an intergroup on the legalisation of cannabis following calls to address the need for its decriminalisation and shortages of medical cannabis. More than 50 members of Parliament already have applied to join the intergroup, mainly
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