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Mon
16
Nov

Can farming hemp help fight climate change?

A small farm in upstate New York is working to revolutionize the organic farming industry, starting with supporting their local ecosystem while growing, among a variety of grains, hemp — the plant behind the multi-million dollar CBD industry.

Hemp, a species of cannabis that does not create a marijuana-like high, has an ancient history with usage dating back centuries.

Ben Banks-Dobson, who runs Stone House Farm's 2,600-acre operation, is hoping to help the Earth while promoting the unique plant and its variety of uses.

"Hudson Hemp was born out of a transition from conventional to organic farming," he told CBS News' Michelle Miller. "Our corn and soybeans only goes into chicken and hog feed for local farms selling their meat locally."

Mon
16
Nov

Australia’s cannabis sector can reach further highs in 2021 – here’s how it’ll happen

For Australia’s cannabis sector, 2021 is looking even better than what it did a few months ago.

Some also suffered from COVID-19 restrictions – and not just restrictions on people movements and falling consumer confidence.

Tommy Huppert, CEO of cultivator Cannatrek, told Stockhead moving freight was difficult in the early stages of COVID-19.

Given Australia’s cannabis sector heavily relies on imports, he didn’t mince his words.

“At one stage there were simply no flights so no medicine could arrive in the country, which was pretty scary,” Huppert declared.

Mon
16
Nov

New research could mean wonders for industrial hemp growers

While farmers are familiar with the uncertainty – never knowing for certain if their next harvest will be a good one or not – industrial hemp growers are faced with an added complication. This unknown resides in the levels of THC present in the cannabis sativa crop.

Industrial hemp growers monitor their plants throughout the season, sending samples off for chemical analysis, but THC levels peak at the plant’s maturity and can catch growers off guard. If the crop exceeds federal THC levels, the growers must destroy the crop.

Fri
13
Nov

Israeli start-up claims it can make cannabis plants resistant to powdery mildew

CanBreed, an start-up based in Israel, is reporting the company has used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to make the cannabis plant resistant to potentially deadly powdery mildew. Corteva Agriscience and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard hold the rights to the technology.

The start-up’s research and development team — which includes geneticists, molecular biologists and agronomists — “edited a gene that expresses a protein responsible for creating sensitivity to powdery mildew infection,” CanBreed CEO Ido Margalit told The Times of Israel.

Fri
13
Nov

Another Study Finds CBD Does Not Convert to THC in the Body

Cannabidiol (CBD) is extremely popular right now.

In fact, it is so popular that Google search data for the last few years shows that CBD is searched more often than THC.

For many decades THC was the cannabinoid that most scientists and cannabis enthusiasts focused on, however, that has clearly changed.

Products containing CBD are far more legally available in the global marketplace compared to products containing large amounts of THC.

Thu
12
Nov

The Evolving Relationship Between Cannabis & Modern-Day Veterinary Medicine

As more research finds that CBD can be a useful medicine for dogs and cats, the compound has become one alternative medicine that’s being considered much more now than ever before.

Wed
11
Nov

Did this cannabis site expose the records of more than a million users?

The passwords and private information of 1.4 million users in an online cannabis growing and journaling platform may have been exposed.

So alleges Volodymyr “Bob” Diachenko, an independent cybersecurity consultant, who posted a blog about his findings on LinkedIn.

Tue
10
Nov

11-hydroxy-THC and the Power of Edibles

At this point we all know there are different ways to consume cannabis. The most common way is to simply light it up, but these days, more people are vaping, dabbing, drinking infused drinks, using skin creams, and of course, eating it. In fact, one of the strongest forms of marijuana, is the kind that comes when its eaten, and this explains the ultimate power of edibles. Plus, without causing the same kind of damage as smoking, eating cannabis edibles is becoming very popular.

Mon
09
Nov

The 5 Tools That Every Serious Cannabis Grower Needs

Every serious grower has a set of tools that are used every day to monitor and tend to their crops. If you’re thinking about taking the step from curious cultivator to master grower, there are a handful of tools that will be essential to the plant’s success and using them on a daily basis will ensure that the next (or first) crop will be healthy and bountiful. Check out this list of suggestions below for resources to get you growing with the best of them.

Mon
09
Nov

Texas’ first legal hemp farm offers an interactive look at the plant

Down a rural farm road on the outskirts of Bergheim, 40 minutes north of San Antonio, lies the green pasture nurturing Texas' first legal hemp farm. At Texas First Hemp, visitors can take a look inside the farming operation, demystifying some of the stigma and buying samples on their way out.

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