UPDATE: GOV INSLEE SIGNS the hemp bill in Washington State- a new law and an optimistic future! Senate Bill 5276 regarding hemp production has made it through the legislature and just needs Governor Jay Inslee’s signature. It has been a long and bumpy road for hemp in Washington…Read More
We have been pretty excited to work with the Colville Confederated Tribes. The relationship has been one of discovery, collaboration and trust that very few private entities get to experience in a corporate lifespan. We look forward to working with Colville even more as we secure more markets for our hemp seed products.Read More
While there are many things to get excited about today after the President’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill yesterday, one of the most exciting announcements has been buried within an otherwise less than celebratory statement from the FDA regarding hemp and hemp products that go into food or supplements regulated by the department. Here is the official statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.Read More
We are lucky to be in Oregon, where the laws and regulations for processing and marketing industrial hemp are progressive and driving a huge industry. In Washington, where we actually live (right across the Columbia River)…. not so much. The Washington State Industrial Hemp Pilot might be hanging by a string, but we’re hoping the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill will change things and inspire WA legislators to push for a progressive plan for the future of hemp in WA. Washington legislators…. let’s do this!Read More
How far things have come…..
We dreamed a year ago of harvesting hemp seed in Washington State and processing it in Oregon. That dream came to a reality this month when, after a year of working with Colville Confederated Tribes to grow seed for our hemp food products, those seeds were harvested, tested, and cold-pressed for hemp seed oil.Read More
The Capital Press, the western US publication of all things ag-related, did a great piece on our partnership with Colville Tribes and the status of the Washington State Industrial Hemp Pilot program, bringing light to the needs of opening up the program to allow seed to cross state lines while shutting down the 4-mile radius planting requirement from cannabis farms.Read More
We love the Hemp Roundtable. From their email newsletter, received today:
Late last night, the 2018 Farm Bill House/Senate conference committee released the final conference report. You can read the 807 page, 6 inch tall report here.
Or if you prefer, our General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, got up early this morning to prepare a quick 2-page summary with references to page numbers of the actual text.Read More