• USDA Issues Interim Final Rule on Hemp Production – Here’s What It Means

    USDA Issues Interim Final Rule on Hemp Production – Here’s What It Means

    Finally, the wait is over.  Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its Interim Final Rule (IFR) on the establishment of a domestic hemp production program. This rule comes 10 months after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and made it federally legal to domestically grow and sell for the first time...
  • What’s Happened Since the 2018 Farm Bill?

    What’s Happened Since the 2018 Farm Bill?

    Happy anniversary, legal hemp! Today marks a very special occasion for the hemp industry. It’s been exactly one year since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, a momentous piece of legislation that removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and made it permanently, federally legal. This bill was a huge triumph for the industry and opened up the world to CBD like never...
  • House Committee Approves Groundbreaking Legislation to Federally Legalize Marijuana

    House Committee Approves Groundbreaking Legislation to Federally Legalize Marijuana

    In a groundbreaking move this week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) bill to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act and permanently legalize it at the federal level. Beyond federal legalization, the bill would allow states to introduce their own legislation and regulations on marijuana - even banning it completely. It would...
  • U.S. Government Allocating $3 Million Towards CBD and Cannabis Research

    U.S. Government Allocating $3 Million Towards CBD and Cannabis Research

    The U.S. government has announced that it is allocating $3 million in research grants towards studies on CBD and other chemicals found in the cannabis plant. These studies aim to shed light on the recent surging popularity of CBD as a dietary supplement. Cannabis has been used by humans recreationally and medicinally for thousands of years. CBD, however, wasn’t discovered until the 1940s by...
  • What’s Next for the Hemp Industry in 2020?

    What’s Next for the Hemp Industry in 2020?

    2019 was a pretty big year for the hemp industry. For the first time in over 40 years, the domestic production and commerce of hemp products became federally legal, opening up the CBD sales to (nearly) the entire nation. The industry experienced an influx of brand new companies, followed by a rush to market and a frustrating holding period while manufacturers and retailers continued...
  • Where to Buy CBD Oil in Indiana

    Where to Buy CBD Oil in Indiana

    CBD is everywhere now, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing hemp and its derivatives for the first time in over 40 years. Yet even with federal approval, some states are still working to catch up on their own legislation and a couple, in particular, have been dragging their feet.  The Indy Star published an article last December titled “CBD flower is legal in...