Outdoor marijuana and hemp farmers are increasingly coming to loggerheads over pollen drift, setting the stage for growing disputes in areas with thriving outdoor cannabis production.Read More
Bart has worked as a reporter and editor since 2003 for newspapers in California, Nebraska and South Korea. He has won several awards for his writing and photography, including a Nebraska Press Association award for in-depth coverage of an environmental fight over fracking wastewater.His work has appeared in The Week, the Washington Post, Salon and the Omaha World-Herald, among other publications.
CBD and THC coexist in the cannabis plant. But can they coexist in the cannabis market? They can if they take a measured approach to the market.Read More
A publicly traded U.S. tobacco company has bought controlling stakes in two Canadian marijuana producers and invested in a North Carolina hemp grower, making what is believed to be the first foray by a significant tobacco business into the cannabis industry. Alliance One International, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker […]Read More
A company founded by Canadian investors is planning to launch a hemp-product development and manufacturing center in Kentucky. According to Lexington TV station LEX 18, AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs in Bourbon County with a $5 million investment into the project. Here’s what you need to know: The 50,000-square-foot facility would be built on […]Read More
CBD oil on Tuesday was officially banned in Indiana – mostly. State Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to end months of confusion by ruling that CBD oils are against the law in Indiana. However, he stipulated that patients suffering from epilepsy seeking relief from seizures may use the controversial oils, the Indianapolis Star reported. The newspaper […]Read More
A Wisconsin legislative committee is set to vote on a bill this week that would allow farmers in the state to grow hemp and join surrounding states with hemp laws. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism is scheduled to vote on the measure Wednesday morning. The bill calls for the state Department […]Read More
By Bart Schaneman Dr. Bronner’s has become a leading natural products company in the United States over the past three decades and a pioneering force in the hemp consumer goods space. In 2000, Dr. Bronner’s started using hempseed oil in its body care products, ranking as one of the first companies to do so.Read More
Farmers in West Virginia can now apply to cultivate industrial hemp for commercial purposes, making the Mountain State the latest to show an interest in growing the plant. The agriculture commissioner began accepting applications from would-be hemp farmers on Tuesday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Successful applicants would join members of the West Virginia Farmers Association who hold […]Read More
A Colorado task force will study the use of industrial hemp for animal feed as soon as this summer, thanks to a new state law aimed at broadening the plant’s applications. According to the Coloradoan, the group will study the details of how industrial hemp may be used in feed, including: The economic ramifications The potential […]Read More
A pair of universities in Florida would be allowed to grow and cultivate industrial hemp under a bill passed by state lawmakers. Once the governor signs Senate Bill 1726, the University of Florida and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will be authorized to enter a pilot project to research the commercial prospects for hemp in rural […]Read More
Federal and state ministers in Australia and New Zealand have approved low-THC hempseeds for human consumption, opening a new market for edible products using the plant. Prior to the decision, hemp was part of a classification that prohibited all species of cannabis from being added to food, or sold as food, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The […]Read More
By Bart Schaneman Marijuana businesses are increasingly expanding into CBD products derived from hemp, capitalizing on the hemp industry’s growth and less restrictive legal status.Read More
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Kristen Nichols Interviews Angela Dawson, CEO of Forty Acre CooperativeHemp Industry Daily editor, Kristen Nichols, Interviews Angela Dawson, founder and CEO of Forty Acre Cooperative.
CBD liver study to inform FDA regulation gains support for deployment next monthHemp Industry Daily reporter, Laura Drotleff, interviews industry experts about a CBD liver study set to deployment next month
Hemp Week ReimaginedHemp Industry Daily editor, Kristen Nichols, interviews Rick Trojan, president of the Hemp Industries Association, in honor of Hemp Week!