The hemp boom has failed to materialize, and regulatory uncertainty is to blame.
The Austin City Council Voted for Marijuana Reform. Austin's Police Chief Says He'll Keep Arresting People.
Council member Gregorio Casar: "I think the state of Texas should come out of the Stone Ages and not only decriminalize but legalize marijuana in the state."
"I would have to grow at least three times as many plants under the USDA rule to produce the same amount of CBD as I get out of one plant now."
Oren Levy nearly lost six years of hard work to the NYPD and muddled state law.
Green Angel CBD had the proper documentation for their shipment, but that didn't stop the New York cops.
Without expensive tests that measure THC content, Texas prosecutors can't prove that green stuff is marijuana.
The sale of cannabidiol-infused food and drink is still against the law, even as entrepreneurs flout those restrictions across the country.
States do not necessarily distinguish between hemp and marijuana, and the FDA looks askance at medical claims.
Idaho police seized the product and charged the driver with a felony.
The first wrinkle in the era of legal hemp comes into focus: Police officers do not appear capable of distinguishing hemp from marijuana.
It would also legalize hemp, which is pretty cool.
Grocery store trends look good for hemp farmers and entrepreneurs in 2019.
It had been the only state to ban non-THC, non-CBD beer from being sold.
Ballot initiatives in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah will give voters a chance to loosen their cannabis laws.
Regulatory uncertainty is scaring some companies away from CBD products and forcing others to operate in a legal grey area.
Maybe don't do both, though.
"We all are so optimistic that industrial hemp can become sometime in the future what tobacco was in Kentucky's past."
Inconsistent federal agency policies end in denial of access to water.
Paul and several other senators want Sessions to reassure jittery banks and hemp farmers that the Justice Department will leave them alone.
As in 2014, the omnibus spending pill includes pro-pot and anti-pot amendments.
Spending restrictions aim to stop interference with state marijuana and hemp policies.
Provisions prevent feds from spending on interference with state hemp-farming programs or hemp crop transport.
Congressional support for marijuana federalism seems to be rising.
Don't get excited. It was an amendment to the DOA farm bill.