June 9, 2019

This article can also be found on the "Let's Talk Hemp" Blog and newsletter, published June 6, 2019.

Last Friday, May 31, the FDA held its first ever, full day public meeting on Cannabis.  7am-6pm, the meeting is part of a Public Comment Period  for “Scientific Data and...

April 17, 2019

On April 2nd, outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, and his office, published an official notice for a public hearing and requests for comments.  This is the first time that such an action has occurred.

Officially, the FDA has authority over...

December 20, 2018

So much happening!!  Bill signing ceremony was delayed due to an impending Government Shutdown.  It got signed!

Official Video from White House

See my coverage on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/bendroz/videos/10100137414911625/

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April 24, 2018

Photo by @TheHempGuy

This Comment was submitted April 23, 2018

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Agency: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Title: International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Dru...

April 20, 2018

This weekend is Earth Day, but it seems more people are excited about 420, the international celebration of cannabis.  While there seems to be little done on addressing climate change, there is a lot being done to address and reform the United States' harsh over-regula...

April 18, 2018

​On April 12, 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, S. 2667.  

This legislation follows the footsteps of The Industrial Hemp Farming Act (IHFA), which has been in Congress since 2005.  While the original IHFA was a si...

April 5, 2018

 On the Road Again!  We took a two day road trip before arriving in Colorado.  This is the mobile Hemplements van.

 Morris Beegle, Founder of NoCo Hemp Expo, with Ben Droz.

February 5, 2018

A federal hemp lobbyist breaks down the national progress that was made and missed in 2017 on the issue of hemp legalization.

This piece was originally published in The Hemp Mag on January 8, 2018

https://thehempmag.com/2018/01/state-of-hemp/

2017 was a big year for indus...

January 5, 2018

On January 4, Attorney General Jeff Session went back on his own words during his confirmation hearing, going against both public opinion and science to reiterate his opposition to Marijuana. He reversed the “Cole Memo”, which set clear guidelines that respect State's...

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