Three More States Enact Hemp Production Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Governors in Alaska, Kansas, and Oklahoma have each signed legislation in recent days establishing programs to permit the cultivation of industrial hemp. In Alaska, Independent Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation into law establishing a pilot program “to study the growth, cultivation, [and] marketing of industrial hemp.” Senate Bill 6 creates a legal distinction between hemp and marijuana Read the full article…

You Wear What You Eat…New Materials Start-up ‘Circular Systems’ Turns Food Crop Waste Into Sustainable Fashion

NEW YORK: Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation) is a materials science company focusing on converting agricultural, industrial and post-consumer wastes into high value textile fibers for the fashion industry. The company was confirmed as the first place winner of the 2018 Global Change Award, which recognizes the most exciting sustainable fashion developments, at a ceremony in Stockholm. Read the full article…

Craft Distillery Celebrates 4/20 With Legal Cannabis-Infused Vodka Cocktail

CALIFORNIA: Humboldt Distillery is planning to celebrate 4/20 with cocktails using their cannabis-infused vodka Humboldt’s Finest.  Their award-winning infused vodka is available in a growing number of markets across the country including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. “Humboldt’s Finest is infused with a legal food-grade hemp, without any detectable THC, so it’s legal Read the full article…

US Senate Majority Leader McConnell introduces Hemp Farming Act 2018

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: “It’s a historic day in America for the hemp industry”, said Geoff Whaling, Chairman of the National Hemp Association. “Senators McConnell, Wyden, Paul and Merkley have introduced a bi-partisan Senate Bill that not only raises awareness about the potential of this crop, it puts our industry in a position to meet its Read the full article…

Aurora Cannabis Increases Stake In Hempco To 35%

CANADA: Aurora Cannabis and Hempco Food and Fiber announced that Aurora has exercised 10,558,676 warrants to purchase common shares of Hempco for total proceeds of $4.3 million to Hempco. Consequent the warrant exercise, Aurora now owns 21,117,352 Hempco common shares, reflecting an ownership interest of approximately 35%. “With this further investment by Aurora we are now very well capitalized Read the full article…

Xanthic Biopharma Inks Strategic Partnership With Avitas CBD Water

CANADA: Xanthic Biopharma (formerly Aurquest Resources Inc.) has announced a licensing and strategic partnership agreement with Avitas CBD Water. Avitas, based in Portland, Oregon, will be producing and distributing CBD-infused water, co-branded with “Powered by Xanthic Solubles.”  Under the terms of the Agreement, Xanthic is making a strategic investment in Avitas, acquiring a 45% ownership position in exchange Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis And CBD Products Sales Continue To Rise

NEW YORK:  The U.S. medical cannabis market is projected to reach $19.48 billion by 2024, according to a report by Hexa Research The anticipated growth is driven by the intensifying acceptance of medical advantages associated with cannabis, particularly for patients dealing with cancer, diabetes and chronic pain. Symptoms and conditions that may be treated with cannabis products Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Eating High On The Healing Hog (And Heifer)

Anyone paying attention knows that Slim Jim has lots of company on the grocery store shelves these days.  Jerky and meat snacks — high in protein, low in calories – are gaining popularity as a healthy snack alternative to greasy potato chips.  In fact, Nielsen research company reports that Americans consumed more than $2.8 billion Read the full article…

Elev8 Hemp Coffee Now Available On Amazon Prime

FLORIDA: In another example of the mainstreaming of hemp and cannabis products, Elev8 Brands, Inc., a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, has announced that Elev8’s Hemp Coffee is now approved and available for customers with Amazon Prime accounts. Elev8 Hemp Coffee is Read the full article…

EVIO Labs To Provide Accredited Industrial Hemp Testing In Oregon

OREGON: EVIO, a leading provider of cannabis analytical testing services, has announced that it is now prepared to offer accredited testing services to Oregon’s industrial hemp sector. To accommodate demand for testing in the state, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (“ODA”) in coordination with the Oregon Health Authority are paving the way to allow accredited cannabis Read the full article…