Delta-8 THC gray area: Testing labs should lead on safety

Susan Audino This column first appeared in the MJBizDaily Science newsletter. Sign up for the monthly newsletters here. In an effort to boost a CBD-slumped economy, hemp producers are synthesizing delta-8 THC. They market their products to consumers who want the high typically associated with delta-9 THC in states or regions where delta-9 THC is […]

Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts or processors fell through. Still more suffered crop loss, a perennial risk in agriculture. Hemp advocates are looking for ways to convince burned […]

Meet California’s Department of Cannabis Control

The Department of Cannabis Control is the newest government agency to hit the streets in California. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law recently in the hopes to simplify and consolidate the rules and regulations regarding marijuana in the state of California. When this law was signed, a new department was formed with the intent to […]

Mokon providing process temperature control solutions for industrial hemp applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Rob KenneryVP Sales & Marketing/General Manager716.876.9951 ext. 3232[email protected] BUFFALO, NY. (June, 2021)—Mokon, an international leader in high-quality circulating liquid temperature control systems, is actively providing process temperature control solutions for industrial hemp applications. Mokon’s accurate and reliable heating and cooling technology, with temperatures ranging from -20°F to […]

Can we maximize pain reduction from Marijuana?

The link between weed and pain therapy has been around for about as long as state legalization was a reality, but we’re still in the process of truly figuring out what part of the plant is actually reducing pain. A science journal, dives into what they call the “entourage effect,” which is the theory […]

USDA planning wide-scale hemp production survey

Federal agriculture officials are once again asking the White House for permission to send a survey to 20,000 farmers in an effort to gather hemp production data. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is developing an annual Hemp Acreage and Production Survey, but it’s inviting public opinion on the usefulness of the potential data and the […]

Illinois: Governor Signs Equity Measure to Award Over 100 New Dispensary Licenses

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) signed legislation into law aimed at increasing diversity in the state’s marijuana industry. House Bill 1443 provides for an additional 110 marijuana dispensary licenses, which will be awarded to qualified applicants via two separate lotteries comprised of 55 licenses in each. The second lottery is reserved for equity applicants who have […]

As Overdose Deaths Reach Record High, DPA Secures Historic 435% Funding Increase for Harm Reduction Services in Federal Spending Bill

If Passed by Congress, would be the First Time Syringe Services Programs are Explicitly Funded in a Federal Appropriations Bill Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY22 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) spending bill, which allocates $69.5 million—a 435% increase from the $13 million that was […]

New Colorado law sets up pollen-drift review to minimize hemp, marijuana conflicts

Colorado has a new plan to address cross-pollination concerns among outdoor hemp and marijuana growers. A new law to help outdoor marijuana cultivators includes provisions to talk about reducing cross-pollination among outdoor marijuana and hemp plants. The law also aims to help outdoor marijuana cultivators respond to adverse weather by loosening rules on relocating plants […]

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