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Thu
17
Oct

Maine farmers look to reap benefits from hemp industry

After years of prohibition, federal regulations have made it legal to grow hemp in the U.S. again, and many Maine farmers hope to cultivate success in this fledgling market.

Though hemp comes from the marijuana plant, by itself it does not have the same effect.

Since the December enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, which declassified hemp as a controlled substance, the number of hemp growers in Maine has grown exponentially.

According to figures from the state’s department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in 2016 – the first year Maine issued growing licenses – there were two licensed growers for 0.25 acres. In 2019, there are roughly 170 licensed growers for 2,700 acres. The counties with the most grow sites are Somerset, with 42, and Oxford, with 25.

Thu
17
Oct

Universities offer first cannabis certificate for healthcare professionals

Two educations institutions are offering their first cannabis certificate for healthcare professionals.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a leader in integrative healthcare education, is the first regionally-accredited institution offering a college-level Medical Cannabis Certificate for Healthcare Professionals.

Fri
11
Oct

Medical cannabis course coming next year to Thailand

A new course about medical cannabis will be offered starting next year by the Office of the Non-Formal and Informal Education.

A team of experts on medical cannabis is working to create content for the course, said Assoc Prof Phatchari Sisang, an expert in research and development at  Srinakharinwirot University.

"Marijuana and Hemp Studies for Smart Use" will be worth 3 credits and take a total of 120 hours to complete, said Assoc Prof Phatchari, who is on the working team.

Designed by the Office of the Non-Formal and Informal Education together with Chaopraya Abhaiphubejhr Hospital, the course will consist of seven parts:

Thu
10
Oct

The one job every cannabis company needs

In June 2019, the Sunny Meadow Street explosion in San Diego that left three people badly burned sent shockwaves through the media. The reason behind the devastating detonation? An illegal attempt to produce a concentrated form of cannabis, known as hash oil or honey oil.

Thu
10
Oct

In Montana, growing hemp can still be risky for farmers

Montana farmers planted 22,000 acres of hemp last year — the most of any U.S. state. Many are turning to the recently legalized option because trade wars continue to hurt profits on traditional crops like wheat and barley. But now many Montana hemp farmers allege they weren’t paid what they were promised. The result is a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company they partnered with. 

Dean Nelson is among that group waiting to learn the fate of his hemp crop. Roughly 1,000 bales still line his fields, each one about 1,400 pounds.

Wed
09
Oct

Over two dozen medical cannabis growers in Pennsylvania Unionize

The employees of a Pennsylvania medical marijuana company have signed a labor contract with their employer, making them the first cannabis workers in the state to unionize. The three-year agreement between employees and management of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Solutions was recently ratified, making about 30 production and laboratory operations workers in a Scranton manufacturing facility members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 Keystone State.

Wed
09
Oct

Cannabis studies continue to grow in US colleges

With the growing popularity of medicinal marijuana and legal hemp-based products such as CBD oils and creams, colleges and universities are seeing the wisdom of preparing students for this burgeoning industry.

Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and recreational usage is permitted in 11 states. Because of these changing mores and the continuing destigmatization of cannabis, colleges and universities are seeing new opportunities for education.

Tue
08
Oct

75 marijuana licenses up for grabs in Illinois

The state is announcing 75 new licenses up for grabs for people looking to get into the "adult use" or recreational cannabis business.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations has put out applications for new dispensing organizations.

People with medical cannabis dispensaries in the state were already able to apply for up to two recreational licenses - one for their current facility plus an additional location.

These new applications tell us how many more marijuana shops communities could expect.

Fri
04
Oct

You can now go to school to train for cannabis jobs—but it may not be the best way to land a role

The U.S. cannabis market, if legalized, could be worth anywhere from $28 billion to $41 billion by 2028.

And as more and more states move toward legalization, the cannabis industry is growing quickly, creating a demand for workers with a broad range of skills, from accounting and logistics to farming and production. Sabas Carrillo, CEO of cannabis industry accounting and consulting firm Adnant Consulting, tells CNBC Make It that the retail side of the cannabis industry alone has likely created 50,000 to 100,000 jobs per state.

Tue
01
Oct

Vape shop owners sue Massachusetts over product sale ban

Several vape shop owners are suing the state of Massachusetts for implementing a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products and asked the court to deem it “unconstitutional.”

Massachusetts imposed a ban on sales of all e-cigarettes and supplies, both those used for tobacco and marijuana, which is legal in the state, citing a national public health emergency.

U.S. health officials are investigating a mysterious vaping-related respiratory illness that has so far caused 12 deaths and sickened 805 people.

The ban will impact customers, wholesalers and corporations, the plaintiffs said in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts on Sunday.

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