Postharvest strategies such as drying, curing and storage improve cannabis quality, shelf life

Like all cannabis drying methods, hang-drying has its pros and cons. (Photo courtesy of Hemptown) (This is the 14th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for hemp and marijuana growers. The previous installment is available here.) Planning for what happens after a cannabis crop is harvested is as important as cultivating the crop. That’s according […]

Yes, you can smoke weed at this year’s New York State Fair

New York is trying to treat marijuana-use just as it does tobacco-use, and that same policy goes for the State Fair this year. “State law allows marijuana use anywhere tobacco use is permitted,” Dave Bullard, a spokesperson for the fair, told Marijuana Moment. “Smoking is not permitted in Fairgrounds buildings or in the open concert […]

CBD beauty and cosmetics sales expected to double in 2021

Sales of hemp-derived CBD beauty and cosmetics products could almost double in 2021 to $600 million, according to analytics firm NielsenIQ. The boost will be driven by more products coming to market this year in major retail chains as more stores follow Sephora, Ulta and others in the CBD-infused beauty categories. Beauty and cosmetics products, […]

USDA offers to help producers pay for organic certification

Organic hemp producers can now ask federal agriculture regulators for funds to assist them with the cost of applying for or maintaining organic certification. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that organic producers and handlers can apply for help covering the cost of applying for certification under the USDA’s National Organic Program through the […]

AI-based crop technology maker iUNU acquires IPM consulting, media brand

A Seattle-based agricultural machine vision company is investing in the future of integrated pest management (IPM) by acquiring a consulting, education and media group well-versed in biological controls and crop management. iUNU, which created the artificial intelligence-based LUNA cultivation platform, announced Tuesday it will acquire CropWalk, the privately held, mobile IPM consultancy along with its […]

Dutch-bred hemp varieties licensed for distribution in the Americas

International Hemp, a Denver hemp-genetics producer and distributor, has received exclusive rights to license and distribute two hemp fiber varieties, Enectarol and Carmenecta, in the U.S. and the Americas. The two varieties are bred by Enecta, a Dutch plant breeding company specializing in phytocannabinoids and developing high-yield hemp varieties. International Hemp will begin producing the […]

Beyoncé starting her own Hemp Farm

It’s typically news any time Beyoncé does an interview, and while the biggest news from her most recent sit down with Bazaar is that she has new music brewing, our interest was piqued with a section about her venture into creating a hemp farm. “During quarantine, I went from overindulgences to creating positive rituals drawing […]

With North Carolina exit, will more states give up hemp oversight?

IPM consultant Charlie McKenzie scouts a crop of indoor hemp intended for smokable flower in a North Carolina greenhouse. (Photo courtesy of CropWalk) States are becoming increasingly wary of running their own hemp-production programs because of mounting costs and labor requirements for compliance testing and enforcement. The dilemma led North Carolina, a major hemp market, […]

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