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Federal Court Confirms Delta 8 is Legal

Federal Court Confirms Delta 8 is Legal

Almost a year ago, the HIA issued a statement of support for the whole hemp plant and an accompanying legal opinion a clear reading of the 2018 Farm Bill showed that Delta-8 THC and other hemp cannabinoids were federally legal (as in: not a controlled substance). Our statement also emphasized the need for industry leadership in the form of strict safety and potency testing standards, responsible marketing, age limits, transparent labeling, and other self-regulatory measures

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HIA legal team preps for oral arguments in HIA v DEA IV

HIA v DEA IV Update

On April 19th, in cases with major ramifications for the hemp extracts industry, attorneys for the Hemp Industries Association and co-plaintiffs RE Botanicals will deliver oral arguments to a D. C. Circuit panel centering on DEA’s 2020 interim final rule that purports to regulate hemp manufacturing byproducts that go “hot” hemp during the production process. BACKGROUND: In August of 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration published its Interim Final Rule (IFR) on the Implementation of the Agricultural

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Welcome new and renewing HIA members

HIA Welcomes New Members and Renewing Members

This week, the Hemp Industries Association welcomes renewing business member Mission Mountain Laboratories and new business member Hometown Hero. Mission Mountain Laboratories provides comprehensive Dietary Supplement, Food, Water, and Hemp/CBD product testing services worldwide from their ISO accredited facility in Ravalli, Montana. Utilizing a wide array of internationally accepted testing standards and analytical methods, Mission Mountain has built a sterling reputation by consistently exceptional service, extraordinary accuracy, competitive pricing, and rapid turnaround time. Hometown Hero

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HIA Members News and Updates

HIA welcomes new and renewing business members

In the first part of February, HIA was glad to welcome new business members Hot Springs Hemp Company, Weaver Farms, and Natural Emphasis, as well as new farming member South Mounttain MicroFarm. Renewing at the Premier Business level (and making the second 2022 commitmement to HIA’s Annual Fund) is CBD American Shaman. Hot Springs Hemp Company manufactures 100% Arkansas grown and processed CBD, CBG, Delta 8, and other hemp products wholesale and retail online. Hot

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HIA Members News and Updates

HIA Welcomes New Members and Renewing Members

  This week, the Hemp Industries Association welcomes renewing Business members One Farm and Pinnacle Hemp, along with two new Business members: Simply Crafted and Tennex CBD. Simply Crafted is a Minnesota manufacturer of premium hemp flower and hemp derived products available for retail (and wholesale) online or at their brick and mortar shop in Minneapolis. More info on Simply Crafted. Tennex CBD specializes in high quality, high volume extraction that wholesale, pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil

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Phase 1 Results of Australian Hemp Livestock Feed Study

Phase 1 Results of Australian Study of Hemp as Livestock Feed Announced

A Western Australian researcher with the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) this week announced the phase 1 results of a multi-year research project entitled Opening the gates to hemp-grazed livestock in Australia. The results, which are available online here, have significant implications for the potential utilization of hemp for the grazing of ruminants. Australia sets strict regulations that make it illegal to feed the following to food-producing animals: Any hemp plant that still has

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HIA Members News and Updates

HIA welcomes Illinois Hemp Growers Association and C-Side Biopharma

This week, we’re pleased to welcome to the HIA new members the Illinois Hemp Growers Association  and renewing members C-SIDE Biopharma. Founded in 2018, The Illinois Hemp Growers Association is a women-led benefit corporation supported by the sponsorship, donations, and dues of approximately 1,000 grassroots members. The IHGA educates producers and consumers while representing the industry’s best interests in Springfield and throughout the state of Illinois. More info on the Illinois Hemp Growers Association. C-Side Biopharma

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HIA Members News and Updates

HIA welcomes Hemp Mellow and AMFS Filtration as new Members

We’re pleased to welcome to the HIA new members this week: Hemp Mellow and Advanced Mobile Filtration Systems. Hemp Mellow offers sustainably sourced, full spectrum products formulated to provide a stress-relieving healthy alternative by optimizing the full spectrum entourage experience with the highest legal levels of ∆-9-THC plus CBD, CBC and CBG. More info on Hemp Mellow. AMFS Filtration offers mobile on-site waste water filtration services and remediation solutions using a patent-pending nanofiltration process that

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2021 HIA Election

HIA Election Results

The IRS describes an organization like the HIA as a “mutual benefit corporation with members,” a classification that comes with specific regulations about how we do business and the rights of members. And the cumulative effect of all of those rules is this: the HIA is the most democratic type of nonprofit there is. That is why elections are so fundamental to trade associations like the ours: When our members choose who among their ranks those

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SAFE Banking Act Dies in Senate

If SAFE Banking is the Low-hanging Fruit, Why is it Still Out of Reach?

STILL NO BANKING LEGISLATION? Why Even the Low-hanging Fruit Remains Out of Reach More than 2,300 bills have been signed into law in the eight years since Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter first introduced what would eventually become the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021. Even then, before the 2014 Farm Bill cracked the door for industrial hemp and only two states had yet legalized adult-use cannabis, Perlmutter’s bill was viewed as an uncontroversial solution

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DEA says Delta 8 from Hemp is Legal

DEA Says Delta 8 Is Not Illegal

Amidst the flurry of alarmist headlines and the chatter of an industry having a complicated discussion with itself, a critical piece of Delta-8 THC news managed to fly under nearly everyone’s radar: The Drug Enforcement Agency itself clarified in September that hemp-derived Delta-8 THC (∆8-THC) is not a controlled substance. In a letter dated September 15th of this year from the the DEA’s Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section states that only cannabinoids extracted from non-compliant

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Zev Paiss Interview

Q and A with Zev Paiss

Zev Paiss sits in the Fiber seat on the HIA Board and is Chair of the HIA’s Fiber Council. Currently a Hemp Industry Expert at Rhizo Verified, a bulk hemp product verification company, Zev is an established hemp industry leader and a passionate advocate for the sustainability impacts of hemp farming and hemp products. Making sense of hemp’s ups and downs: Q&A with Zev Paiss Published September 29, 2021 | By Kristen Nichols Hemp is dead! Long live

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California Leads (Once Again) by Regulating CBD

California’s CBD change has cannabis operators worldwide taking notice Published October 12, 2021 | By Kristen Nichols, Hemp Editor, Hemp Industry Daily California’s new CBD law is attracting attention from cannabis operators far beyond the Golden State. They have 3.2 trillion reasons to care. A legal change signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week opens the world’s fifth-largest economy (with an estimated $3.2 trillion gross state product) to makers of hemp-derived CBD products worldwide. It’s a change

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Sustainable Cannabis Leadership Awards

Call for Nominations: Cannabis Tech Sustainability Leadership Awards

2021 Sustainability Leadership Awards There’s no argument that the cannabis industry has made some serious global strides in the past few years. For many people, the act of purchasing cannabis out in the open in dispensaries that resemble Apple stores is still hard to comprehend. While it’s an exciting time, it’s an industry that needs sustainable solutions for many of its sectors. Cultivation, packaging, and retail businesses all have room to improve their environmental stewardship.

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NASS to send 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production survey this fall

USDA Prepares to Send out its First Hemp Acreage Production Survey Approximately 20,000 hemp growers to receive mailed surveys in October Earlier this year, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) sought permission from the White House and took public comment on its plan to conduct a nationwide survey of hemp acreage and production.  This week, NASS announced it was moving forward, putting out word that the roughly 20,000 licensed hemp farmers in the U.S.

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With Support from Industry, NEOGEN Develops Hemp Testing Innovation

NEOGEN Develops Hemp Testing With Industry Collaboration

The collective stakeholders of the hemp industry are always eager to share knowledge or experience they’ve developed while tackling the most pressing issues farmers face. Cooperation between the dedicated hemp operators and established adjacent sectors is crucial to speeding the efficient maturation of the market and vital to the full commoditizing of industrial hemp, from setting standards to solidifying best practices. The sooner hemp testing standards are adopted, infrastructure is built, research is shared, and

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nutritional dietary supplement FDA rejects two NDINs

FDA Rejects Two Hemp Extract NDINs

FDA Rejects Two Hemp Extract NDINs Leading CBD companies Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals submitted their nutritional dietary ingredient notifications (NDIDs) for full-spectrum hemp extracts to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA rejected the notifications on the grounds of the drug-exclusion clause and the agency’s concern about safety substantiation. FDA objected to two New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications in July filed by industry-leading CBD companies Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals. Both companies submitted their

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