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USDA Approves Virginia’s State plan for Hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Virginia’s hemp plan, making the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) the regulator for hemp production. Under the approved program: Applicants for grower’s licenses must submit a criminal history report to VDACS. THC field tests must be performed 30 days before each hemp lot is …

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Curaleaf Set To Acquire Arizona Dispensary for Whopping $13 Million

Curaleaf Announces Agreement to Acquire Natural Remedy Patient Center In Arizona Curaleaf continues its Arizona expansion, adding tenth dispensary in the state Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Natural Remedy …

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How to Side-Step to Best Cannabis Packaging Suppliers

Finding the right packaging supplier for a marijuana or hemp business can be rife with pitfalls. Supply-chain issues, long lead times, bad culture fits – the list of potential problems is long. To sidestep such risks, find suppliers who focus on quality, communication and transparency, to name a few desirable qualities. That’s according to the …

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Adoption of Legal Cannabis Reforms Propels New Job Opportunities

By Oliver Bennett, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data Despite ending another year compromised by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the legal cannabis industry can afford some optimism looking toward 2022. While the pandemic remains an ongoing crisis, with Europe adopting frequently updated restrictions, there are nevertheless positive trends taking shape for the industry in the …

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Five Facts to Discern about USDA’s Hemp Corp Insurance Package

More than 13 months after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out two pilot crop insurance programs for the hemp industry’s 2020 growing season. There are five key details for cultivators to know about them: #1) CBD Qualifies for Crop Insurance When hemp was made federally legal under the …

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Michigan Based Heartland Industries Receives Grant to Boost Hemp-Centered Soil Research

Michigan-based Heartland Industries has received a $360,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of Hemp4Soil, a soil innovation program. The three-year grant, from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, will support Heartland in partnerships with farming communities intended to advance research on soil health and carbon sequestration. “This research will provide …

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Hempcrete Model home is a blueprint for sustainable, affordable housing in India

A startup in India’s Uttarakhand state has completed a hemp-based home it hopes will serve as a model for the expansion of sustainable, affordable housing in the state’s northeastern Himalaya region. Green builders and materials supplier Gohemp Agroventures, based in Faldakot, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand near the Himalayan foothills, said the region can reduce dependence on …

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India to become ultimate paradise for hemp industry

Despite its many uses and manifold sustainability, without the proper knowledge of what hemp is used for, this line of questioning will persist. Hemp is used in food, beverages, food supplements and fabric. In India, under section 10 of the Indian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985, the state governments have the …

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Cultivating her own farm aids Cornell keep hemp research-grounded

INTERVIEW: Heather Grab is Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science where she teaches and mentors students in the Hemp Science Master’s Program. As a researcher in the school’s hemp program, her interests include hemp production and processing, agroecology and how insects interact with plants. Her recent work looks at the role of …

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NY eases curb on CBD products, shelf stability, and THC heads up

New York regulators have loosened CBD restrictions including potency limits, serving sizes and warnings about THC levels. The new rules approved Thursday by New York’s Cannabis Control Board, which oversees both the hemp and marijuana industries, change the per-serving CBD limit in dietary supplements from 75 milligrams to 100 milligrams. Regulators also removed a requirement that cannabinoid …

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