Hemp News

North Dakota House Tests Hemp as Construction Material

The two small houses are going up on the back half of a lot just off a busy street, not far from downtown Fargo. “These homes are identical in blueprint, they’re 13 by 23, with 12 foot ceilings, there’s a …

Takeaways from Our Conversation on Insuring Cannabis Seeds

If you’re looking for a niche within a niche, insuring cannabis seeds be the answer. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared in a memo issued in April that cannabis seeds that don’t exceed the .3% THC limit do not fall …

Takeaways from Our Conversation on California’s New CBD Law

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 45 into law in early October, there was a lot of excitement in the state’s cannabis industry, particularly for businesses and insurance professionals specializing in the CBD business. The law allows for …

Oregon Court Distills the Science of Cannabis to Find Insurance for a CBD Claim

Although the 2018 Farm Bill carved out hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act, few court rulings have addressed the legal distinction between federally legal hemp and federally illegal cannabis. A new opinion from the District of Oregon (Bogard v. …

Two Takeaways from Delta-8 Conversation

Delta-8 is generating quite a buzz over what appears to be legal loophole enabling the production and sales of the intoxicating product in both legal and non-legal states. New York just became the latest state to ban delta-8 THC, as …

Hemp Crops in Hawaii Unusable Because of High THC Levels

More than half of hemp crops cultivated in Hawaii in the past year were unusable due to high THC levels, officials said. The crops cultivated for the state’s hemp industry tested above the federal limit for the chemical that causes …

Firm Battling over Hemp Product Idaho Says Is Pot

A company has filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado, the Idaho Statesman reported. Authorities who stopped the truck said it was filled …

Oregon Marijuana Growers Turning to Hemp as CBD Extract Explodes

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet, one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses …

Illinois Lawmakers Send Governor Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp. The House voted 106-3 this week to allow hemp cultivation for commercial use. Hemp is a form of the cannabis plant distinct from marijuana. It does not produce …