Inside Idaho’s Industrial Hemp Bill: Week in Review
Jeremy | Adobe Stock

Inside Idaho’s Industrial Hemp Bill: Week in Review

Plus, learn about some the most CBD-friendly states in the union.

May 8, 2021

Hemp Grower Assistant Editor Andriana Ruscitto dove into the details of a hemp legalization bill that recently passed in Idaho. House Bill 126 will allow growers to grow, process, research and transport industrial hemp with up to 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) beginning in 2022. However, the sale of hemp-derived products with any traces of THC will remain prohibited. Read more

The U.S. Hemp Roundtable (USHR) further contextualized its position on the delta-8 THC trend, Hemp Grower Associate Editor Tony Lange wrote. Lange highlighted that the organization supports regulating delta-8 similarly to adult-use cannabis. USHR has called it “irresponsible” to market “delta-8 THC products under the guise of the hemp name, for any intoxicating or euphoric effect” and pointed out that intoxicating cannabinoids can be harmful to children. Read more

In other news…

  • The three most cannabidiol (CBD)-friendly states in the U.S. are Colorado, Oregon and Vermont, according to Clark Wu, a business attorney and litigator at Bianchi & Brandt. Read more
  • The Kentucky Department of Agriculture licensed fewer processors, growers and handlers for the 2021 growing season than 2020 as the hemp market continues to face supply-chain issues, Ruscitto reported. Read more
  • Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Midwest Bioprocessing Center in Illinois are using hemp seed oil to make ‘cosmeceutical’ products that protect skin from ultraviolet light and retain skin moisture. Read more