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US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years

The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD.

The government is the only source of pot for nearly all research in the U.S., while it still considers it illegal and dangerous.

Scientists have asked for weed that more closely matches what’s sold in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana, the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in an email Thursday to The Associated Press.

The federal agency said it plans to grow 2,000 kilograms this year at the University of Mississippi, which holds the sole federal contract for producing marijuana. That’s enough for 5 million joints, although the government provides the marijuana in different forms.

Thu
11
Jul

Growing aeroponic cannabis: Is it right for you?

What initially began as a method to do in-depth, root research, aeroponics is now a widely-accepted cultivation method.

This is a growing style where the roots are suspended in the air, as opposed to a growing medium like soil or coco coir, and the water and nutrients are delivered via a closed loop system that sprays the roots. If you’re a little green when it comes to gardening, this might not be the best option for you. But when done correctly by experienced cannabis growers, aeroponic systems can be very successful with larger plants and better yields.

Thu
11
Jul

Why does marijuana decriminalization not include concentrates?

New York, the state with the America’s most populous and one of its most visited cities, did not legalize marijuana this year. For a consolation prize, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers did pass what might look like the next-best thing: decriminalization.

As soon as Cuomo signs the bill into law, possession of up to two ounces of cannabis flower will be a “violation,” punishable by a fine of “no more than $200.” Someone caught with less than an ounce can be punished no more severely than with a $50 fine, but an ounce of flower, only.

Thu
11
Jul

This cannabis powder lets you turn any drink into an infused drink

Canadians will soon be able to make any drink a cannabis-infused drink thanks to Organigram. The licensed cannabis producer, which is based in New Brunswick, will soon release a cannabis powder that can be dissolved in any beverage, writes Calvin Hughes.

Wed
10
Jul

How technology is about to transform the $150B cannabis market

What’s the genius of Amazon? Simple: control of information.

Jeff Bezos turned a little online book store into one of the world’s most valuable corporate behemoths by applying technological solutions to complex problems—creating a model mirrored around the world.

Now, a little-known company is trying to duplicate that feat.

TruTrace Technologies (CSE:TTT; OTC:TTTSF) is helping other companies “Amazonify” their businesses— creating a niche in the tech world that has yet to be filled.

In other words, it has no competitors yet.

Wed
10
Jul

Expert: Mississippi's wet climate could be tough for hemp

An expert says growing hemp could be risky in Mississippi because of the wet climate and because there's no federally approved pesticide for the plant.

Wed
10
Jul

Hemp in China: A hemp growing superpower

Ever wondered where your hemp product comes from? More likely than not, it came from China, the world’s largest source of hemp agriculture. 

While China grows more acres of hemp than any other nation, in some ways their regulations are far more strict than the U.S. For example, China is only just starting to allow hemp’s use in beauty products! Even so, at once time China grew 70% of the world’s hemp, and its the source of most of the imported hemp in the United States.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at where hemp is grown in China and how it’s used there.

Wed
10
Jul

New subscription service ships concentrates directly to consumers

California cannabis manufacturer Apex Extractions announced on Tuesday that it is launching a new subscription program that will deliver top-quality cannabis concentrates directly to California consumers. The Apex Fresh Club, as the program is known, will send a selection of three concentrates with cannabis sourced from some of California’s finest cultivators to a discerning clientele.

Wed
10
Jul

How consumers are shaping cannabis consumption

The cannabis industry continues to reach new heights, and according to market analysts, global legal spending on cannabis could reach $32 billion by 2022 — a majority of which is thanks to U.S. and Canadian consumers.

What’s driving the evolution of the market?

Cannabis is in the midst of a shakeup, and today’s infographic from Ionic Brands highlights how consumers are significantly shaping the landscape of cannabis.

 

Cannabis Concentrates: A New Frontier

For years, joints and blunts dominated the industry—but sales of traditional flower are swiftly losing ground to new products. Here’s how cannabis consumer spending looks across North America in a few short years:

Wed
10
Jul

With the hemp harvest weeks away, profits are anyone’s guess

Barring a natural disaster, thousands of hemp plants will be harvested in Vermont this fall. Growers and processors agree prices will be lower than last year’s, but beyond that nobody can say where and how the hemp crop will be sold, and for how much.

“This summer, you have the market in fluctuation, and a bottleneck in processing,” said Merrill Hersey, director of efficiencies at Colomont Inc., a St. Albans hemp and CBD company with about 15 employees. Hemp prices depend on an array of factors including how much labor the grower can muster to pick the hemp when it’s ready; how efficiently it is dried; and its chemical content.

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