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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Aid for Angelman syndrome: Mother creates tincture she says helps daughter with genetic disorder

For her daughter with Angelman syndrome, Spokane’s Shari Blum researched possible benefits of hemp extracts and organic terpenes in plants. She found a combination that she says helped her daughter …


Idaho governor OKs hemp transportation across state

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued an executive order aligning Idaho law enforcement activities with federal law to allow the transport of hemp across the state.


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused


Do hemp seeds live up to the superfood hype?

“There are myriad studies that correlate the compounds within hemp seeds to health benefits,” said nutritional therapy practitioner Ammi Midstokke.


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.


Fashion designers exploring, rediscovering hemp

Hemp fabric is antimicrobial, antibacterial, hypo-allergenic, thermo-regulating, naturally pest-resistant and UV-resistant.


The Rise of CBD

Health experts advise caution on unregulated products.


Framework forms around fledgling US hemp industry

A new global hemp research lab in Oregon will offer a certification program that will tell farmers whether the hemp seeds they’re buying are the real deal


Texas loves Willie Nelson and Willie loves his weed

The branding power of Willie Nelson draws a crowd even in states where weed is illegal.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion

Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …


Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Mushrooming CBD industry has hemp explosion behind it

CBD ads pop up everywhere these days on social media, radio and street signs. They hawk pain relief and other remedies from cannabidiol, known as CBD, a cannabis extract that …


FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Idaho Rep. Nilsson Troy looks to legalize hemp under new farm bill guidelines

Fifth District Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy will introduce legislation early next year that would legalize hemp in Idaho.


Brewery told to stop making beer with hemp-derived extract

U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing a specialty beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD, because it lacks the proper permitting.


Oregon marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet – …


Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Applications for state licenses to grow hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin – have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018

McConnell wants hemp removed from controlled substance list

The U.S. Senate’s top leader wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Seattle drops $1,000 Hempfest fine amid evidence questions

Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine issued to the nonprofit organization that runs Hempfest – the annual summer marijuana celebration.


More hemp-themed weddings hitting the aisle

Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be special, and trying to incorporate cannabis into the festivities is about as unique as it gets.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

Montana hemp farmer can’t irrigate her crops under federal rules

Montana’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is underway for the first time this year, allowing approved farmers to grow the fibrous plant under oversight from the state Department of Agriculture. However, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

New Washington laws legalize industrial hemp, require inspections for marijuana edibles

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.


With an eye on veterans, Olympia cannabis activist welcomes Hempfest outpost

Seattle Hempfest organizers are opening an outpost in downtown Olympia with a little help from one of the state’s most visible cannabis activists. Olympia Hempfest Central will have a grand …


Three years into nation’s hemp experiment, crop’s future is hazy

Three years into the nation’s hemp experiment, a 20-acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop’s hazy potential.


Legislature OKs authorization for growing industrial hemp

The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp in Washington as part of a research program.


Oregon considers relaxing hemp cultivation rules

Oregon lawmakers are considering relaxing rules about hemp cultivation.


Hemp could be noxious weed, some farmers worry

OLYMPIA – “Weed” is not an official weed, at least not in Washington. So says the state Noxious Weed Control Board, which recently discussed whether various forms of cannabis, from …