Updated 12:46 pm PDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first State of the State address in Pierre, S.D. Noem says she's proposing legislation ahead of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's construction that would create a legal avenue to pursue out-of-state money that funds protests aimed at slowing construction. The Republican governor said Monday, March 4, 2019 that she wants to make sure Keystone XL and future pipelines are built safely and efficiently while shielding the state and counties from major law enforcement costs if there are riots. less FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first State of the State address in Pierre, S.D. Noem says she's proposing legislation ahead of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's ... more Photo: James Nord, AP … [Read more...] about The Latest: Noem veto of hemp survives override
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday vetoed a bill to legalize industrial hemp production in the state, saying it would make law enforcement's job more difficult and could be a first step to eventually legalizing recreational marijuana. Noem had previously opposed legalizing hemp this year but had not threatened a veto. She raised a host of objections to the bill as it was being drafted. "There is no question in my mind that normalizing hemp, like legalizing medical marijuana, is part of a larger strategy to undermine enforcement of the drug laws and make legalized marijuana inevitable," Noem said in a statement along with her veto. Earlier Monday, the House voted overwhelmingly for the bill and sent it to her. But a 21-14 vote in the Senate fell short of the two-thirds support it would need to override her veto. At least 41 states have enacted hemp growing and production programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bill's main … [Read more...] about Gov. Noem vetoes bill legalizing industrial hemp production
In a congressional hearing this week, regulators said they would discuss their approach to policing the $US1 billion CBD industry at a meeting in April. CBD is a compound found in marijuana and hemp that’s valued for its purported wellness benefits. The April meeting could help clear the legal haze surrounding the CBD market, according to Wall Street analysts. Although it doesn’t get you high, CBD has been linked with potentially therapeutic properties and is the main ingredient in the first federally-approved cannabis-based medication. The legal haze surrounding a $US1 billion market of lotions and cookies made with CBD, a highly-touted wellness compound found in marijuana and hemp, could begin to clear. On Wednesday during a Congressional hearing, Scott Gottlieb, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration, said he planned to discuss his agency’s approach to regulating foods and supplements made with the ingredient in April. CBD is increasingly turning … [Read more...] about Regulators are gearing up to decide how to handle the $1 billion CBD industry, whose lotions and cookies currently exist in a legal haze
Everybody is excited about CBD now but the potential of hemp as a basic material is immense over the long term. Christie Lunsford Published 7:00 am CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 Photo: Nastasic | Getty Images Photo: Nastasic | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nastasic | Getty Images CBD Is Just the Beginning of the Limitless Opportunities of Legal Hemp 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Industrial hemp became a lawful agricultural commodity nationwide for the first time since 1937 when President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill on December 20th of last year. Farmers eager to capitalize on a promising cash crop, owners of hemp business and advocates passionate about … [Read more...] about CBD Is Just the Beginning of the Limitless Opportunities of Legal Hemp
By legalizing hemp, the Farm Bill has created a legal source of CBD. dispensaries.com Published 1:00 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Photo: Anatoliy Sizov | Getty Images Photo: Anatoliy Sizov | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Anatoliy Sizov | Getty Images What Does the New Farm Bill Mean For Legal Cannabis? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Farm Bill signed in December 2018 clears the way for CBD products to become legal nationwide - or, at least, that is the hope of marijuana industry advocates. If that is the way the situation unfolds, it would eliminate the ambiguity that has hung over CBD products since states began legalizing marijuana, starting with … [Read more...] about What Does the New Farm Bill Mean For Legal Cannabis?