Hemp Industry

4 Tips to Ensure Wellness Minded Cannabis Shoppers

Cannabis use and feeling good have gone together for centuries. So when a global pandemic helped make wellness products some of the fastest-growing consumer goods on a global scale, cannabis operators saw a golden business opportunity. But marketing cannabis products to wellness-minded consumers isn’t as simple as wrapping the same old products in soothing colors. …

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A Life Journey of an Autism & ADHD Struck, How Medical Cannabis Helps Cope-Up

Medical cannabis patient, Jack Pierce, explains how the treatment helps him cope with some of the challenges brought on by autism and ADHD. As a medical cannabis patient, currently prescribed by a private clinic in the UK, I’m often asked about which strains I medicate with and how they help me manage my conditions. I …

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Texas Officials Ready to Review, Final Verdict on Smokable Hemp Inbound

It’s decision time for a Texas ban on smokable hemp, with the Texas Supreme Court set to hear arguments Tuesday about the 2019 ban that has been on hold because of legal challenges. The case will determine whether hemp producers in the nation’s second-largest state can access a sector that could generate $400 million in annual sales …

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New US carbon-storing Initiative Reserves $45 Million for Viable Construction Materials

Hemp’s opportunity to shine as a carbon-storing building material has arrived. The U.S. Department of Energy has earmarked $45 million to support the development of technologies that can convert building into net carbon storage structures. The agency announced Monday that it is pioneering technologies to overcome existing barriers including the current expense, scarcity and geographic limitations of …

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Presenting a Portable Solution for Whole-Plant Hemp Processing, “SmartBox”

An international team has developed integrated portable hemp processing technology that can capitalize on the entire hemp plant while supporting economically challenged communities and helping to mitigate climate change through regenerative agriculture. SmartBox, a self-contained processing system that fits in a shipping container, is by London-based e-HempHouse, a partnership among British entrepreneur Peter Miles, U.S.-based …

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Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Market Look for Better Progression, Updated MSOs

Minnesota, long one of the country’s most heavily regulated and restrictive medical cannabis markets, is poised for dramatic growth and change – with sales expected to roughly double this year and a pair of big cannabis companies entering the state. Two Illinois-based multistate operators – Green Thumb Industries and Verano Holdings – have acquired or …

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Hemp Building Association Opens Up For Refitting Performance Criteria

Current methods for measuring the energy performance of building materials are flawed, and give a false representation of overall performance, according to a recently released position paper by the International Hemp Building Association (IHBA). By failing to more broadly address the behavior of natural materials or assess the overall impact of their production and usage, currently used …

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California Cannabis Wholesale Rates Recoils After Substantial Plunge

California cannabis growers such as Autumn Brands – a greenhouse cultivator, above, in Santa Barbara County – are experiencing an uptick in wholesale prices. (Photo by John Schroyer) A bear run in California’s volatile wholesale cannabis market appears to be over. The price of bulk flower – which hit rock bottom in November and squeezed …

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New Proposed Rules in Sweden Draws Major Backlash for Different Hemp Association

Swedish hemp stakeholders are pushing back hard against proposed regulatory updates that would restrict legal hemp components to only plant stems and seeds, and suggest that valuable plant tops be destroyed. The draft rules, in a memorandum issued late last year by the Ministry of Social Affairs, were prompted by increased hemp-related workloads reported at …

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Malaysian Hemp industry On Brink to Disintegrate: Stakeholders Decry Slow Development

Malaysian cannabis stakeholders have hailed policy clarifications that emerge as a gateway to access legal medical cannabis, but say the government should do more to advance the development of the hemp industry. Maszeli Mohammad Wee of the Malaysia Hemptech Industrial Research Association (MHIRA) said “If the Malaysian government is serious about issues, the economy, and …

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