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Fri
29
Nov

Striking A Regulatory Balance Between Hemp And Pesticides

Hemp's newfound status as a cash crop has inspired thousands of American farmers to seek cultivation licenses, and many among them are seeking ways to protect their crops from pests and fungus. While hemp is conveniently resistant to certain pests and disease, insects like cutworms and fungi like Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (white mold) still plague hemp farmers and threaten to destroy entire crops.

Fri
29
Nov

Fine-tuning your grow lights increases the effectivity of your lighting system

Commercial cannabis cultivation is a complex and delicate process often made even more difficult with so many suppliers to choose from. Choosing grow lights can be particularly challenging with so many options on the market claiming to be the best in the cannabis industry. How do you choose and who do you trust?

Thu
28
Nov

Exquisite Hemp: Designers Compete To Envision Fashion’s Sustainable Future

In a region known as much for its high-fashion May bloom as its lush countryside and local bourbon, designers from around the world are invited to imagine a vividly more sustainable future of fashion using hemp, a crop that (incidentally) Kentucky is eager to sow.
Thu
28
Nov

Cross-Pollination Could Cost Marijuana Farmers Several Thousand Dollars As Hemp Production Expands Nationwide

Outdoor marijuana growers are reporting an increase in cross-pollination from hemp farms, a development that could mean MJ cultivators might lose upwards of tens of thousands of dollars if their plants become unmarketable as flower products.

As the marijuana and hemp industries increasingly share the same cultivation territory, the number of conflicts is likely to increase, particularly in areas with thriving outdoor cannabis cultivation.

Wed
27
Nov

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?

Medical cannabis, its milder cousin CBD, and a plethora of environmental and impact hemp technologies are already sweeping across Asia. While countries like Thailand have taken the lead, the heavy-hitters are not far behind, with change anticipated in China and India. The question for Hong Kong is whether it will step up to the challenges and opportunities this will bring or if it will remain on the sidelines.

The opportunity is huge. Seasoned cannabis industry insiders believe Asia could be the world’s production and consumption hub with the potential to amass tens, if not hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue.

Wed
27
Nov

5 Problems Facing The Fledgling Hemp Industry

Cannabis activist Jack Herer once opined that hemp is the only thing that could save the world. So when the new Farm Bill was written into law last year, many believed it to be the birth of an industry with world-changing potential.   

While they might yet be correct in their beliefs, the national liberalization of hemp has not been without some hurdles. Tightening regulations, lack of infrastructure, and ‘hot’ crops have all contributed to a difficult year for those who have turned their hand to hemp farming. 

Here are some of the main problems plaguing the hemp industry today:

Tue
26
Nov

Seven Tips For Bringing Cannabis Edibles to Your Holiday Dinner

The first holiday season approaches since Massachusetts residents have had recreational access to legal cannabis products, and the temptation might be strong to add the well-known appetite enhancer to your family feast. But before swapping out the traditional Thanksgiving pie or Christmas cookies for a big plate of pot brownies, heed this edibles etiquette advice from Sam Kanter, the event-planning pro behind the cannabis dining series Dinner at Mary’s, as well as Sam Kanter Events.

Tue
26
Nov

Why Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Classifications Mean Close to Nothing

While poking around your local dispensary, it’s almost guaranteed that you will speak or hear the terms “indica,” “sativa,” or “hybrid,” at least once. These three terms remain, by far, the most common for describing the attributes and effects of cannabis flower — and even products like edibles and vapes lay claim to the categories, writes Danielle Simone Brand

 For most of us, these labels are shorthand. Indicas are chill, sativas are energetic, and hybrids represent a balance between the two. But are these classifications accurate, and — perhaps more importantly — can they be used to authentically predict a person’s experience when consuming cannabis? 

Tue
26
Nov

American Medical Association Wants To Ban All E-Cigs And Vaping Products

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.

The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back.

The AMA cited a surge in underage teen use of e-cigarettes, which typically heat a solution that contains nicotine.

Mon
25
Nov

Caryophyllene: Rising star of cannabis research

If we can say that CBD and THC are the stars of cannabis research, beta-caryophyllene (BCP) can be viewed as a silent agent behind the curtains that doesn’t make all that noise.

But things are changing for this terpene.

The stats from scientific research say it all.

Even though it was first synthesized in 1964, it didn’t seem to present an interesting challenge for scientific examination.

According to PubMed, just a couple of studies were published yearly on caryophyllene before 2000. Their number increased gradually over time, reaching 177 in 2019.

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