Business & Management

Newly Signed New York Law Allows Hemp Growers to Cultivate Cannabis

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation (Senate Bill S8084A) creating a new Conditional Adult-use Cannabis Cultivator license, establishing a pathway for existing New York hemp farmers to apply for a conditional license to... more »

Cannabis, Hemp Regulation in Michigan Consolidated to One Agency

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken action to consolidate the regulatory bodies within the State of Michigan that oversee cannabis and hemp processing, distribution, and sale to improve efficiency. These administrative changes will help the state... more »

Thomas Scientific Forms Dedicated Cannabis Team

North America's largest pure-play distributor serving science, Thomas Scientific, has launched a dedicated cannabis team and business unit committed to serving laboratories, researchers, and manufacturers operating within the growing industry. Following the blueprint successfully implemented... more »

Hemp Industries Association Elects New Board Members

With the 2021 Hemp Industries Association election complete and the results certified, members have selected four members to serve on the HIA board of directors beginning in January. Board members are elected for three-year terms... more »

Oregon Department of Agriculture Receives Approval on Plan to Regulate Hemp Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) plan to regulate hemp production statewide. The approval allows the state through ODA to continue as the primary regulator of hemp production... more »

New Services Added to Colorado’s Hemp Online Portal

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) together with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) have released an update to the Hemp Online Portal (HOP), which allows Colorado’s hemp industry to access online tools necessary... more »

North Carolina Hemp Growers Now Licensed Through USDA

As of Jan. 1, 2022 all hemp growers in North Carolina must be licensed through the USDA National Hemp Program. The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which was overseen by the NC Department of... more »

New York Ag Department Now Accepting Hemp Grower Applications Under New Plan

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Hemp Program Plan was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, all states interested in administering... more »

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