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Tue
04
Feb

Virginia hemp weathers a difficult first year

Optimism was high last year after Gov. Ralph Northam signed House Bill 1839 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm, making it legal for farmers to grow Hemp in Virginia. Most of those good feelings have failed to deliver over the past year. The visualized hemp “promised land” has instead turned out to be a wild wild west, rife with clunky regulations and chaotic markets.

Before commercial legalization, VSU was one of three universities in the state researching hemp and now works with the Virginia Cooperative Extension to spread knowledge about the crop.

Tue
04
Feb

Hawaii Legislature Seeks Legal Standard For Unregulated CBD Products

Hawaii legislators on the House Agriculture Committee will consider several bills this week that would allow the commercial production of hemp and legalize the sale of hemp-derived products.

The cultivation of hemp was legalized by Congress in 2018, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn’t release federal guidelines until last October.

Tue
04
Feb

Will This Be the Next Big Trend for the Cannabis Industry?

Getting a high from using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the key reasons people use marijuana. But the potency level of THC has been rising quickly over the years, and pot is much stronger than it was in the past. However, not everyone is looking to get as high as possible, and that's why there could be a more prominent trend among casual users: "lite" bud.

Company launches "LiteBud" brand

In January, Vireo Health (OTC:VREOF) announced it was launching a brand of products dubbed "LiteBud" in an attempt to meet the needs of consumers looking for a buzz as opposed to getting downright stoned.

Tue
04
Feb

Cannabis oral solution now available for qualifying patients in Ireland

Tilray 10:10 pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis oral solution, a full-spectrum extract oil, is now available for qualifying patients in Ireland.

On June 26, 2019, Ireland’s Department of Health enacted the Medical Cannabis Access Programme, which provides compassionate access to medical cannabis for patients in need in Ireland.

Tue
04
Feb

Is the Data You Give to Cannabis Dispensaries Safe?

Big Weed exists in the age of Big Data, meaning the cannabis industry is vulnerable to all the same attacks and hacks as everyone else.

Tue
04
Feb

What We Know So Far About The Newly Discovered Cannabinoids THCP And CBDP

A group of Italian researchers, led by Professor Giuseppe Cannazza of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMore), has discovered a new cannabinoid more than 30 times more potent than THC. Upon discovery, they named it tetrohydrocannabiforol (Δ9-THCP) and isolated it along with a corresponding cannabidiol (CBD) homolog with a seven-term side alkyl chain, cannabidiforol (CBDP). 

Mon
03
Feb

Missouri begins announcing 'seed-to-sale' tracking permits for medical marijuana program

On Friday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began notifying companies that were awarded certifications for seed-to-sale tracking systems.

It was the final set of medical marijuana business license notifications in a series lasting nearly two months, as state authorities designated the first companies that will be able to enter Missouri's medical cannabis marketplace. Boosters say legal medical weed could amount to tens of millions in economic activity within a few years.

Seed-to-sale systems are software meant to help in "tracking medical marijuana from either the seed or immature plant stage until the medical marijuana is sold to a qualifying patient or primary caregiver," according to a written news release. 

Mon
03
Feb

Marijuana potency on the rise, annual DEA report says

The DEA released its annual National Drug Threat Assessment this week which, unsurprisingly, revealed that marijuana remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the country. 

“Domestic use of marijuana remains high and is likely to increase as the prevalence of state legalization continues to lower the perception of risk to users and potential users,” the United States Drug Enforcement Administration said in its assessment of the threat posed by drug trafficking and drug abuse.

The report highlights that, in addition to the widespread availability of weed and its popularity, the potency of marijuana in the US continues to rise as well.

Mon
03
Feb

Everything You Need To Know About CBD Distillate

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most dominant, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, second only to THC.

There are numerous ways to utilize this compound, but with nearly every method, the CBD needs to be extracted from the plant matter. It also needs to be purified so it can be used in high-end products and medications, and this is where CBD Distillate comes into play.

Mon
03
Feb

No Six-Year Oversupply: Measuring The Oregon Cannabis Market With Accuracy

What are they going to do about the oversupply in Oregon!?

All year, this question has dominated news sources peddling the saga of Oregon’s more than six-year oversupply of cannabis -- when, in fact, the market had an undersupply in some sectors and is certainly gaining in value overall. Anyone looking at day-to-day sales data currently in Oregon knows that it reflects way higher averages than reported even as recently as September in Vice. So, where is the press getting this seemingly false information? By being ignorant of the caveats associated with the industry and relying only on numbers pulled from an OLCC report calculated on flawed methodology. 

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