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Idaho lawmakers talk taxes, ballot initiatives and hemp

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Friday he’s already sent a message about making the state’s ballot initiative process tougher by vetoing a bill last year, but fellow Republican and House Speaker Scott Bedke said he’ll be surprised if new legislation isn’t introduced this year.

Marijuana, hemp cross-pollination a budding conflict

Outdoor marijuana growers are reporting an increase in cross-pollination from hemp farms, a development that could mean marijuana cultivators might lose upward of tens of thousands of dollars if their plants become unmarketable as flower products.

Q&A: Weed It and Reap

While I would prefer my lawn to be full of cannabis plants rather than dandelions, it doesn’t quite grow exactly like a weed.

Hemp CBD food products not allowed in Washington

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb received plenty of headlines in August when he reminded consumers that food products containing cannabidiol (CDB) derived from hemp plants remain federally illegal.

The Rise of CBD

Health experts advise caution on unregulated products.

Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for U.S. police

Police officers who encounter shipments of state-certified hemp on America’s highways are facing a quandary: They can’t tell if the plants they’re seeing are hemp or marijuana. Truckers are free to haul hemp from state to state after the federal legalization of hemp late last year. But hemp and marijuana look and smell alike, and the only way to distinguish them is by measuring their THC. Officers currently lack the technology to do that testing on the spot.

Bill to legalize hemp introduced in Idaho

An Idaho House of Representatives committee will introduce legislation to legalize the growth, transportation and sale of hemp throughout the state