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Newsletter January 30, 2020

Striking a Balance: Creating a Regulatory Framework for HempStriking a Balance: Creating a Regulatory Framework for Hemp

By Maureen West, General Counsel/Compliance Officer, Functional Remedies

Creating a regulatory framework is a major undertaking. The 2018 Farm Bill, which authorized the USDA to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp, has proven to be a big job for USDA regulators. Many state departments of agriculture are also busy creating their own regulatory framework. Individuals, many of whom have never been involved in a regulatory process, have become passionate about promoting the interests of hemp farmers and are working side-by-side with others including lobbyists and special interest groups.

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News Briefs

Four Quality-centric Seals to Help Retailers Sell Hemp CBD
By New Hope Network

Dairy Industry Hopes to Milk CBD Market, Despite FDA Uncertainty
By Food Dive

Largest U.S. Farm Group Supports Higher THC Limit for Hemp
By Successful Farming

3rd Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference Set for March 4
By Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm

Hemp Featured at Davos World Economic Forum
By Rolling Stone Magazine

Advice for Investors: Industry to Consolidate Rapidly
By HempToday

Hemp Prices Plunge as CBD Demand Falls Short
By Bloomberg News

CBD, Hemp, Marijuana: Here’s What You Need to Know About Texas’ Changing Cannabis Laws
By The Texas Tribune

Judge Rules Colorado Company Must Forfeit $1.3 Million Hemp Shipment  Seized One Year Ago  to Idaho State Police
By The Idaho Press

Cannabis Confusion Pushes States to Ban Smokable Hemp
By The Charlotte Post

Food, Beverage & Supplements

Beyond the Dispensary: Transparency Key to Consumer Trust in CBD Brands
By Hemp Industry Daily

Hemp Producers Finding Profits in CBG, Other Minor Cannabinoids
By Marijuana Business Daily

Why CBD Stocks Could Soon Skyrocket
By The Motley Fool

Functional CBD Beverages a 2020 Eatery Trend
By Baltimore Magazine

Hemp a Key Ingredient in Plant-based Food & Beverage Production Innovation
By Whole Foods Magazine

Fashion, Fiber, and Construction

Could Hemp Really Replace Cotton?
By Thomas Industry Update

60 Best Sustainable Clothing Brands to Wean You off of Fast Fashion
By EuroNews

Zero-carbon Home Uses Hemp Fiber for Innovative Design
By Inhabitat

Hemp in Construction Could Help Turn Urban Skylines into Carbon Sinks
By Anthropocene Magazine

Farming and Agriculture

Hemp Could Be a “Paradigm Shifter” for Minority Farmers
By Hemp Industry Daily

Hemp Farmers in 21 States Eligible for Pilot Crop Insurance Program
By The Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, WI

Colorado Senate Asks USDA to Loosen Hemp Rules
By Westword

Hemp Takes Hold
By Successful Farming Magazine

Kentucky Extends Hemp Pilot Program into 2020 Season
By The Messenger-Inquirier, Ownesboro, KY

International News

Thailand’s First Official CBD, Cannabis Clinic See Thousands of Patients in First Week
By Forbes

European Industrial Hemp Association Opens New Office in Brussels
By HempToday

Mexico’s Hemp/CBD Market Projected to Post CAGR of 34% from 2020 – 2025

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