HLG week in review 1.11

Facebook reverses course. Hemp updates for Illinois, Colorado and North Dakota. Cannabis industry expecting big growth and eyeing female investors.

This Week in Review

Facebook took down many CBD business pages. Now it says that was a mistake.

In an email on Monday morning, Facebook admitted that its team had erroneously removed CBD and hemp pages. “We mistakenly removed Pages for hemp and CBD oil that do not violate our policies and we are currently working to restore these Pages,” a spokesperson said. Read more

State taking comments on proposed industrial hemp rules

Starting New Year’s Eve, the state provided a first glimpse of proposed rules to license industrial hemp in Illinois, and the clock started ticking on a 45-day comment period. Read more

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” Read more

2018 Farm Bill Hugely Impacts North Dakota Hemp Industry

Some big changes are coming to the hemp industry as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill. The impact the latest Farm Bill has on the hemp industry is monumental. The era of hemp probation is over, because the bill removes it from the controlled substances list. Read more

Cannabis industry eyeing female investors, customers as market expands

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, there's a growing desire to tailor products and services to a demographic group that hasn't typically been part of the industry in the past — women. Read more

Cannabis Companies Expect Big Growth After Trump Legalizes Hemp

Lost in all the hoopla over the government shutdown is the fact that President Donald Trump just made hemp legal in all 50 states. Read more

First Medical Dispensary Opens in Longmont

The city of Longmont now has a medical marijuana dispensary. Situated in the Twin Peaks shopping center at 900 South Hover Street in Longmont, Twin Peaks has nearly 4,500 square feet of space filled with cannabis products. Read more