Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center Receives $1M For Genetics Research

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OREGON: Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. The gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp seed research and development company. Read the full article…

Oregon’s Big Marijuana Harvests: How Do You Bring All That Pot Into The Legal Market?

Oregon's medical marijuana legally allowed producers harvest enough to meet the needs not only of patients in Oregon but in Washington, Colorado and Arizona as well.

OREGON:  More than any state that has legalized marijuana, Oregon is a champion when it comes to producing the drug. Seth Crawford, a marijuana policy researcher at Oregon State University, estimates the state grows three to five times the 150,000 pounds or so consumed by Oregon pot users – a crop potentially worth more than any Read the full article…

State’s First Industrial Hemp License Goes To A Southern Oregon Man

The first man issued a permit to grow hemp in Oregon says he will plant a 25-acre hemp field this spring - providing he can get seeds.

OREGON:  A man who was issued the first state permit to grow industrial hemp said he and a nonprofit group of growers and activists hope to plant a 25-acre field in Southwest Oregon this spring. Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point, Ore., who describes himself as director of the Oregon Agriculture Food & Rural Consortium, acknowledged Read the full article…

Higher Education? OSU To Offer Marijuana Policy Course

Students at Oregon State University will have a chance to help shape policies related to marijuana legalization in Oregon as part of a new public policy course taught this winter.

OREGON:  Students at Oregon State University will have a chance to help shape policies related to marijuana legalization in Oregon as part of a new public policy course taught this winter on the OSU campus in Corvallis. “Marijuana Policy in the 21st Century” is a new sociology course developed by Seth Crawford, an instructor in Read the full article…