Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has been cashed up to explore economic opportunities for hemp in western USA. The $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant program will fund a five- year project to be carried out in partners
New laws dealing with marijuana regulation take effect Monday. One of the most notable changes deals with the hemp-derived THC compound Delta-8. Democratic state Representative Yousef Rabhi was among the sponsors of the law to put Delta-8 and similar products under the watch of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency—or MRA. “If you regulate Delta-8 and ot
Once the bill is signed into law, Panama will be in a somewhat odd situation: It will gave a legal regime for medical cannabis, but not one for hemp. Back in October 2019, Deputy Kayra Harding introduced a bill (Proyecto de Ley No. 323) to promote the development of the hemp industry in Panama. The bill would establish a licensing regime for hemp c
This harvest season, pumpkins and apples aren’t the only autumn commodities available to pick yourself in Johnson County. Now in rural Oxford, pick-your-own hemp is available — at least for a couple weekends — at one of Iowa’s hemp farms. On Sept. 18 and 19, hundreds of visitors flocked to Carriage House Hemp Farm, where hemp farmer Mark Wright hel
Latin American businesses and governments are seeing the marketing and export potentials of an incipient liberalization of marijuana laws in the region. But to really cash in, it must be an investment in more than simple commodity crops. After his stint at Stanford University business school in California, Uruguayan entrepreneur Andrés Israel began
Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri allow sale of pot for health purposes. Advocates of legalizing marijuana sales formed the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to move the political, business and health debate forward in a state bordered by dispensaries in Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri and a renewed push to open markets in Nebraska. The Kansas Hous
Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri allow sale of pot for health purposes. Advocates of legalizing marijuana sales formed the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to move the political, business and health debate forward in a state bordered by dispensaries in Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri and a renewed push to open markets in Nebraska. The Kansas Hous
Marijuana is legal for some or all adults in more than half of U.S. states. As the cannabis industry takes off, it has the potential to deliver a product with minimal environmental impact. Hemp packaging may help make those sales sustainable rather than leading to more harmful waste. The cannabis industry is currently the fastest-growing industry i
Industry leaders in the cannabis space haven’t restored investors’ confidence this year. It’s been a wild ride for the most part, and more importantly, earnings are not there. Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB)(NYSE:ACB) rose to as high as $23.96 on February 10, 2021. However, the rally didn’t last and the price ($9.26) today is 61% lower. Small players Vil
Medical cannabis has been legal in the United Kingdom since 2018, but we’re only now getting the first evidence on the effectiveness of cannabis oil for UK chronic pain patients. One hundred ten patients enrolled in the UK Medical Cannabis Registry reported significant improvements in their pain, discomfort and sleep quality after one, three and si
The thriving and consistently crowded industrial real estate market has recently had to accommodate an increasing number of cannabis growing and processing plants in the municipalities that allow them. However, in many cases, cannabis construction in these municipalities has led to the multi-million-dollar rehabilitation of obsolete industrial faci
The thriving and consistently crowded industrial real estate market has recently had to accommodate an increasing number of cannabis growing and processing plants in the municipalities that allow them. However, in many cases, cannabis construction in these municipalities has led to the multi-million-dollar rehabilitation of obsolete industrial faci
The only business in Alaska where you can watch a football game inside, order a smoothie and spark up a joint is in a former Chili’s restaurant in Fairbanks. “We have groups of people coming in to watch basketball, watch rugby, watch the Olympic wrestling team, and smoke a doobie,” said Brandon Emmett, one of the owners of Good Titrations, which op
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been waiting more than three decades to revenge prank his Twins costar Danny DeVito. Unfortunately for Schwarzenegger, DeVito smoked out his plot. A little background first: Back in May, while responding to a fan's question about his favorite on-set story in his monthly newsletter, Schwarzenegger revealed that back in the
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida is looking to reunite $2 million worth of marijuana with its rightful owner, according to a snarky post on the department's Facebook page. "If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcot
Which States Will Legalize Recreational Weed Next? Gone are the days when predictions on state legislations could be given based on the ruling party. The stereotypical belief of States being red or blue has been tossed out over time, especially in talks regarding cannabis legalization. Everyone wants a piece of the cake. There is a long list of sta
 All THC products derived from the cannabis plant will soon be covered by state law and regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). Starting Monday, October 11, these products will only be available after appropriate approvals, rigorous testing, and commercial standards that currently protect consumer safety in the legal marijuana
 Researchers from Washington State University will study different hemp varieties and do chemical analysis of them as part of a new $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States. The grant, led by Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, is a five-yea
During the third-quarter earnings call for Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), CEO Jim Hagedorn not-so-subtly gave his opinion on the stock's price, saying, "I'm a big fan of buying our shares at these prices." While it is not uncommon to hear CEOs say this about their companies, Hagedorn may not simply be talking up his company's stock in this case. Wi