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Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law. A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp

Pharmaceutical CBD bill heads to Colorado governor

A bill that creates a lane for the prescribing of FDA-approved CBD medicines in Colorado is now on the road to the governor’s desk. Members of the Colorado Senate on Tuesday morning unanimously passed House Bill 1187, which would allow

Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch

GW Pharmaceuticals’ CEO talks Epidiolex, future of cannabidiol medicine

This is a make-or-break spring for GW Pharmaceuticals and its billion-dollar investment in a cannabidiol-based drug. The London-based firm aims to develop the first FDA-approved medicine from plant-derived cannabis compounds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could decide as early as

Hemp Farming Act of 2018 introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell

Hemp could be made whole again — and explicitly legal — under a new bill introduced Thursday by the leader of the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act of 2018 aims to establish hemp as an

Ex-NFL and NHL pros: Cannabis is good medicine

An all-star roster of retired professional athletes are raising their voices for medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Six former pros — five of them ex-NFL players — led a panel discussion about medical cannabis at the NoCo Hemp Expo held in

New Belgium’s new hemp beer is on tap now. Except in Kansas. Here’s why.

Beer aficionados and hemp advocates across the country can now toast a pint of New Belgium’s Hemperor HPA. Except in Kansas, where the craft brew — like hemp — is banned. The “hemp pale ale” three years in development blends

From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre

Op-ed: Hemp legalization presents economic opportunity

For centuries, humans used the hemp plant for a wide variety of purposes. Its fibers were spun into cloth more than 10,000 years ago. Today the fast-growing plant has many industrial uses, from clothing and paper to biofuel and plastics_even

Federally legal hemp, a fruitful endeavor in Colorado, gets jolt from Republican Mitch McConnell

Colorado’s burgeoning hemp industry got a jolt Monday when Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Majority Leader, gave his full-throated support of shoring up federal laws around hemp. McConnell announced plans to introduce The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove

The U.S. Senate’s top leader wants to legalize hemp

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the national mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of hemp

All hail The Hemperor: New Belgium Brewery launches hemp beer

New Belgium brewmasters knew they were onto something when their Fort Collins brewery smelled like somebody had a “loud bag of weed” in their pocket. After three years of development, they’re debuting that dank brew, dubbed The Hemperor HPA, on

CBD could be in the fast lane to Colorado pharmacies

Cannabidiol is available in Colorado health food stores, but the state’s marijuana laws prevent the cannabis compound from being sold in pharmacies. A bill moving through the Statehouse would open the doors for GW Pharmaceuticals’ CBD-centric Epidiolex drug to be

Missouri Senate passes bill legalizing industrial hemp

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:56 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 1:56 pm By The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a bill to legalize industrial hemp. The measure to create a hemp-growing pilot

Of cannabidiol and chai: Intrepid entrepreneurs ready to bring CBD-enriched products to health food stores

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 11:52 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. — Selling Americans on chai, a spiced black tea with roots in herbal medicine, was a heavy lift for

CBD debuts at world’s largest natural products trade show, heralded as “next big thing”

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 9:38 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. – Soy milk, almond butter, kale chips, chai … CBD. Natural products businesses are no strangers to ferrying once-unknown

Wisconsin accepting industrial hemp license applications

Published: Mar 3, 2018, 6:00 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 2:47 pm By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers who want to grow industrial hemp can now apply for a state license. The Department of Agriculture,

Alaska bill legalizing industrial hemp awaits governor’s pen

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A measure that would legalize the production of industrial hemp in Alaska has passed the state House and Senate. The

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