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New Hemp Law Doesn’t Make Marijuana Possession Legal But It Is Harder To Prosecute Now

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There continue to be concerns by cities and police agencies that they can no longer easily prosecute people who are carrying small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test marijuana to see whether it complies with the… Read More

$7M Pours Into University Doing Ohio’s 1st Hemp Research

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) – A historically black university in Ohio is advancing its plans to become the first public institution in the state to conduct hemp research. Central State University in Wilberforce announced Thursday it’s received $7.1 million in contributions toward current initiatives, including its new hemp research program. The sum includes a single record-setting… Read More

Ohio Hemp Businesses Hire Powerful Statehouse Lobbyist

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A powerful Statehouse lobbyist is leading a new coalition representing Ohio’s burgeoning hemp industry. Grant Street Consultants’ Neil Clark was appointed Wednesday. That same day, state lawmakers passed a bill allowing Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and legalizing sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD. The measure still… Read More

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CBD Uncertainty: Sales Soar But Science Lags On Hemp Health Effects

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Inside the Bluegrass Hemp Oil store in Lexington, Kentucky, the CBD oils and lotions lining the walls have an origin story — a story of a family’s struggle. “We took a huge risk, to be perfectly honest, because we didn’t know. We weren’t trying other people’s CBD products that were out there,” Bluegrass Hemp Oil… Read More

Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp And CBD Oil In Ohio

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The Ohio Senate has voted unanimously to legalize hemp and related products, including CBD oil. Sen. Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) said hemp is used in some 25,000 commercial products including clothing, biofuels and plastic. Hill’s bill allows hemp, CBD oil and other products to be sold legally in Ohio. And it creates an industrial hemp program… Read More

Quarles: Sales of Kentucky Hemp Products Surged in 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says sales of the state’s hemp products surged in 2018, as did the amount hemp farmers were paid. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said Monday that Kentucky hemp processors reported nearly $58 million in gross product sales last year, compared with nearly $17 million in 2017. The report is… Read More

Hemp’s Heyday: It’s Finally Legal. Now, Can Ohio Valley Farmers Cash In?

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Inside Winkin’ Sun Hemp Company in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, store owner Doug Flight tries to position himself in front of a camera crew. His experience with growing and selling hemp spans years. But memorizing lines for what he says could be the first hemp TV commercial in the state is another issue. “I know,… Read More