Kentucky Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Hemp Farmers Wanted in Oregon

Attention, Oregon growers: If you’re looking to expand your crop base, you might want to consider hemp. The state’s Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for business licenses to sow hemp. A three-year license will cost cultivators $1,500, and planting could begin as early as spring. Industrial hemp, which hasn’t made as many waves […]

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Week in Review: Illinois a Launchpad for MJ Companies With Eye on National Expansion

By John Schroyer The cannabis industry has been abuzz since Illinois unexpectedly issued 70 business permits to medical marijuana companies earlier this week, allaying concerns that the licensing process would be delayed indefinitely. “I’ve got phone calls coming in almost 24/7 now,” said Joseph Friedman, chief operations officer at PDI Medical, which was awarded a […]

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Kentucky Seeking Hemp Farmers for 2015

Kentucky is now accepting applications from local farmers who want to grow industrial hemp in 2015 as part of a pilot program started this year. The state’s agriculture department on Wednesday notified interested parties that applications are due by Jan. 1, and officials will make final decisions by the end of that month, according to […]

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Week in Review: OR Rec Taxes in Question, DC Measure Might Stand + MD Sticks With Huge Fees

By Marijuana Business Daily Staff Marijuana legalization in Washington DC will probably remain intact, neighboring Maryland decides to stick with enormous fees for medical marijuana cultivators, and Oregon cities are pushing to get their own tax and fee revenue from recreational cannabis. Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the industry over the […]

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Uncertain Future for DC Legalization

Regardless of how loudly voters speak, sometimes elected officials just ignore them. That might become the case in Washington DC with Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana possession and passed with nearly 65% of the vote on Tuesday. At least one House Republican in Congress has sworn to do all he can to block implementation of […]

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Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this year, temporarily delaying a state-approved research program? Well, some of those seeds have grown into 10-foot-tall plants that were harvested this week and are now ready to be turned into everything from textiles to U.S. flags. The current crop being […]

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Wisconsin’s CBD Issues Could Spell Trouble for Entrepreneurs Elsewhere

Doctors in Wisconsin have been reluctant to participate in Wisconsin’s fledgling CBD program, with some worried about criminal charges and others about possible side effects. The lack of interest by doctors could spell trouble for entrepreneurs in other states that have recently passed CBD legislation and allow limited business opportunities. Wisconsin’s CBD law – approved […]

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Florida Legalizes CBD Oils, 5 Dispensaries

Florida has become the latest state to approve cannabidiol-based extracts for medical purposes, with a twist. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill today that gives patients with certain life-threatening ailments access to low-THC oils derived from cannabis. Florida’s Senate overwhelmingly approved the bill in April. It’s similar to bills passed recently in Kentucky, Utah and Wisconsin. […]

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Kentucky Wins Release of Confiscated Hemp Seeds

Kentucky has freed its trapped hemp seeds after winning a standoff with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The news ends a weeklong ordeal that began when customs officials seized a 250-pound bag of hemp seeds that Kentucky’s Agriculture Department had ordered from Italy. The seeds are part of the state’s industrial hemp pilot program. […]

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Kentucky Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seeds

Kentucky will battle the federal government over imported industrial hemp seeds. The state’s agriculture department has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking the release of Italian hemp seeds that have been held by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The 250-pound bag of hemp seeds arrived in Louisville last week, however customs officials refused to […]

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Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in approving CBD-specific legislation. But the new law – which Gov. Scott Walker signed on Wednesday – does not appear to specify exactly how patients or pharmacies will obtain the oils. Similar to Utah’s bill, Wisconsin’s measure could put patients and pharmacies […]

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