Hemp Channel

Fri
18
Feb

Businesses hope to be processing South Dakota hemp later this year

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Last summer, about 10 people and 1,600 tons or so of harvest spearheaded the inaugural season of legal hemp farming in South Dakota.

Tuesday, almost twice as many farmers showed up at 9 a.m. to a fluorescent-lit, steel-chaired meeting at an American Legion in Tea to learn about the new crop.

John Peterson, of Dakota Hemp, is a fifth-generation farmer from Wakonda who hopes to offer presentations like Tuesday's for farmers. He and three other men helped explain the crop and its potential for profit, especially if there's opportunity to help cutting down travel all the way to Kansas or Montana just for farmers to process their crops.

Thu
17
Feb

Kentucky proposing to ban Delta-8 products could cost the state billions of dollars

hemp leaf

The Kentucky legislature is seeking to ban all forms of "intoxicating products" made from industrial hemp, such as delta-8 THC, a form of THC distinguished from the more common delta-9 THC found in cannabis plants, Hemp Today writes. (article originally appeared on Benzinga)

According to a bill proposed this week, smokable hemp would also be prohibited by the law – in the form of cigarettes or cigars – as well as smokeless products including chew or dip, whole hemp buds, hemp teas and ground hemp flowers and leaves.

Thu
17
Feb

Synthetic THC from hemp may soon compete with marijuana in Michigan

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There’s a process that turns extracted hemp concentrate that doesn’t get you high into synthetic concentrate that does, similar to THC naturally produced by marijuana.

Thu
17
Feb

Hemp-based meat alternatives products to launch in US

plant based burger

 

VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Vejii Holdings Ltd. (CSE: VEJI) (OTCQB: VEJIF) ("Vejii or the "Company") is pleased to announce the launch of Planet Based Foods' (CSE: PBF) (FSE: AZ0) innovative hemp-protein products including the HEMP Burger, HEMP Crumble, and the HEMP Sausage Patty product ranges into the Company's US platform.

Vejii is a digital marketplace offering thousands of plant-based and sustainable-living products, from hundreds of vendors in a centralized online shopping experience. Vejii has created a unique community of ethically aligned consumers, with the intention of bettering our planet by supporting sustainable living.

Thu
17
Feb

Huskerland Hemp finds success in Gage County

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Gage County business is finding success cultivating a crop that’s relatively new to the area.

Production of hemp became legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Despite criticism and confusion of hemp with marijuana, it’s used in a variety of industries including construction, bio-fuel, food, fiber, paper, oils, textiles and medicines.

Dick Penner, founder of Huskerland Hemp, said he saw the hemp industry as a financially lucrative opportunity that he could use to help people.

“I’ve always liked to grow things,” Penner said. “When I was a boy I grew tomatoes and had a route of customers that I would deliver to in Beatrice and to some grocery stores.”

Wed
16
Feb

Another attempt to up US hemp THC limit

hemp plant

New hemp legislation has been introduced designed to address unresolved issues associated with the 2018 Farm Bill, including THC limits.

Hemp has been legal in the USA since the 2018 Farm Bill and is defined as Cannabis sativa L. with a delta-9 THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent by dry weight. Above 0.3 percent  and cannabis is considered marijuana, which remains illegal at a federal level.

This poses a number of challenges for the country’s hemp farmers. It restricts the choice of varieties they can grow, and even among particularly lower THC strains there is the risk of crops going “hot”, meaning the crop needs to be destroyed. Depending on the circumstances, a farmer may also face criminal charges.

Tue
15
Feb

Papa Johns puts hemp on the menu in U.K. and Russia

pizza

 

Papa Johns has become the first global quick-service restaurant brand to put superfood hemp seeds on the menu, with the launch of its new limited-edition Hemp Sticks in two key markets. 

Now available in the UK and Russia, the launch marks Papa Johns’ first major product innovation of 2022, as it seeks to further strengthen its ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza’ commitment to food superiority, a key component in last year’s rebrand announcement.

Handmade using Papa Johns’ fresh never frozen, six ingredient dough, the Russian Hemp Sticks recipe uses Papa Johns’ special garlic sauce and a sprinkle of shelled hemp seeds, while the UK recipe swaps special garlic sauce for garlic butter sauce and also includes mozzarella.

Tue
15
Feb

South Africa: North West farmers encouraged to apply for hemp permits

hemp crop

Mohono said the hemp permit process follows a Cabinet decision taken in 2019 to have a plan for industrialisation and commercialisation of Cannabis, in order to increase economic growth, create jobs and poverty alleviation.

orth West Agriculture and Rural Development (NWDARD) MEC Desbo Mohono has encouraged local farmers and manufacturers to apply for hemp permits, in order to participate in the hemp industry.

Mohono said the hemp permit process follows a Cabinet decision taken in 2019 to have a plan for industrialisation and commercialisation of Cannabis, in order to increase economic growth, create jobs, and poverty alleviation.

The decision followed an establishment of a committee to guide the development of a Cannabis Masterplan.

Mon
17
Jan

Cooking with hemp: Here’s how, and why, you should give it a try

cooking

The latest trend in hemp? Cooking with it. Yes, really.

Introducing hemp into your culinary repertoire can add unexpected flavor, and possibly even a few health benefits, to your favorite dishes. High in fiber and rich in antioxidants, hemp products derive from a specific variety of cannabis sativa plant. You can consume it either in seed or oil form, and it’s also processed into flour, protein powder and other ingredients that can easily be incorporated into recipes.

Here are a few suggestions on how to liven up your cooking with hemp.

Mon
17
Jan

Colorado company claims it has developed world’s first zero-THC, high-CBD hemp cultivar

laboratory research

Trilogene Seeds reports the “THC Null” cultivar simply “cannot make THC.”

A Colorado-based company claims it may have the solution for ensuring hemp does not run afoul of U.S. requirements related to THC: make sure the cultivar contains none of the psychoactive compound.

Hemp — which offers promise as a windfall for CBD production — needs to adhere to certain rules to be considered hemp at all.

The so-called 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law on Dec. 20 of that year, demands that hemp contain no more than 0.3 per cent THC “on a dry weight basis,” notes a fact sheet from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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