Researchers to Study Wildfire Smoke Effects on Hemp, Idaho Tribe Seeks Hemp Plan Approval: Week in Review

The multi-state wildfire research project being led by Oregon State University will take place over the course of several years.

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October 10, 2020

This week, the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho—the only state where hemp cultivation is currently illegal—has announced its intention to bring hemp to its reservation. Meanwhile, a university-led work group out of Oregon is looking to study the effects of wildfire smoke on hemp.

Here are this week’s headlines you might have missed.

  • Idaho: The Nez Perce tribe is hoping to get its farmers set up with the USDA to bring hemp to its reservation. The crop dovetails with the tribe’s cultural vision of sustainable agriculture that offers its people many varied uses. Read more
  • North Carolina: Hemp, Inc. subsidiary Industrial Hemp Manufacturing (IHM) is attempting to tack on new claims in its lawsuit against American Hemp Seed Genetics. IHM bases its new claims for special damages and fraud on the defendant allegedly selling hemp seeds with a much lower germination rate than promised. Read more
  • Oregon: Researchers with the Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center are leading a multi-state ongoing project to determine how smoke affects hemp crops, including their cannabinoid and terpene profiles, heavy metal content and more. Read more
  • Vermont: After having her entire hemp crop stolen, a farmer in Vermont has had her spirits lifted by a fellow grower who donated some of his plants to her. Read more