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Wed
10
Nov

New York Bans Cannabinoid Hemp Program Delta-8 THC

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Regulations establishing New York State’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program make things very clear on the issue of Delta-8 THC. But this doesn’t mean it’s game over for the controversial cannabinoid.

Delta-8 THC can be created by manipulating hemp-derived cannabidiol. Its legality at a federal level is a topic of some heated debate, with a perceived loophole resulting in a flood of Delta-8 products hitting the US market. Like Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 has intoxicating effects and it is claimed to have similar potential therapeutic benefits.

Various states have clamped down on the rapidly growing hemp-derived Delta-8 industry and New York is joining them.

Wed
10
Nov

Cannabinoid hemp is under the microscope

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After its first two meetings, in which the nascent Cannabis Control Board focused on New York’s medical marijuana program, all eyes were on hemp in meeting No. 3. 

Board member and former state Sen. Jen Metzger gave a brief history of the cannabinoid hemp industry, and hinted at what future changes might look like under the new agency structure. Then, the board announced it would adopt a series of changes to the program’s rules, which were more than two years in the making. 

Mon
08
Nov

Project PA Hemp Home featured at national conference

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Project PA Hemp Home, nearing completion on New Castle’s East Side, was presented at the Third U.S. Hemp Building Summit in Austin, Texas last week.

Lori Daytner, vice president of program development at DON, addressed the summit, which was attended by 200 natural building professionals, hemp building materials producers and LEED professionals.

The project has a strong following because of interest in the research and testing Pennsylvania Housing Research Center will conduct on the structure’s thermal energy performance and the air quality testing Parsons Healthy Materials Lab (HML) will perform.

Wed
03
Nov

Move Aside, Delta-8, Texas Smoke Shops Are Filling Up with Legal Delta-9 THC Products

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For Texas smoke shops and other distributors, everything was going just fine selling delta-8 THC and other products like it. Then, the Texas Department of State Health Services showed up and crashed the party.

Last month, DSHS effectively banned THC isomers — chemical variations of the substance in marijuana that gets users high — by announcing that these products, including delta-8, were all Schedule 1 controlled substances. Condemnations and lawsuits followed, but in the meantime, some shops are stocking up on delta-9 products they say are legal and still get consumers stoned.

Mon
01
Nov

Microsoft proposes using earth, algae, and hemp to build data centers which store carbon

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Concrete creates carbon - other materials could store it.

Data centers and other buildings could be made from materials which store carbon, instead of using carbon-emitting concrete according to research sponsored by Microsoft.

Concrete contributes eight percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, making it a worse polluter than the airline industry. But buildings could replace a lot of their concrete with natural materials which store carbon, including mushrooms, algae hemp, thatch, and plain earth, according to a research document sponsored by Microsoft and produced by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) at the University of Washington.

Tue
26
Oct

Hemp Home Builds a Bright Future for Farmers

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Project PA Hemp Home is partially funded by two grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Photo provided by DON Enterprises

Affordable housing constructed with hemp-based building material is nearing completion in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Project PA Hemp Home is the first full home renovation in the state using hempcrete and HempWood.

The nonprofit corporation behind the project is DON Enterprises, headquartered in New Castle. DON has grown from its core work in disability rights advocacy to become the second largest employer in Lawrence County and a force for economic development, employing over 1,000 people who provide a range of services from attendant care to construction.

Mon
25
Oct

North America Hemp Market Report 2021, Industry Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2026

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SHERIDAN, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, October 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “North America Hemp Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” the north america hemp market expected to grow at a CAGR of around 18% during 2021-2026.

Hemp is a small, brown oilseed obtained from the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is rich in healthy fats, proteins, minerals, fibers and antioxidants. It is commonly used to enhance metabolism, boost immunity, reduce anxiety, and treat chronic pain. Consequently, it finds application in the production of pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, and food and beverages across the North American region.

Mon
25
Oct

5 Tips for Successful Use of Cover Crops and No-Till in Hemp

Hemp Field

Those of us who started using cover crops and no-till decades ago remember the challenges we faced using these innovative methods to grow corn, soybeans and small grains.

Choosing vigorous genetics and the correct cover crops, adjusting our planting equipment, and ironing out weed control options were all issues we had to deal with in getting those new growing paradigms figured out.

Thu
21
Oct

Meet Jeng, The Alcohol-Free, Hemp-Infused Beverage for Cocktail Lovers

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BOULDER, Colo. — Introducing jeng an alcohol-free, hemp-infused, ready-to-drink cocktail to excite the palate, inspire conversation, and elevate social experiences.

jeng is the brainchild of Christopher Lackner and John Enghauser, old friends who reconnected with an idea right before the pandemic hit. Using a recipe from John’s favorite “home cocktail,” jeng hit the shelves in New York in early 2021. The company is currently expanding into Chicago, with plans for national expansion in 2022.

Thu
21
Oct

Texas says popular cannabis extract, delta-8, is illegal, sending retailers scrambling

delta 8 chemical compound

Three years after federal legislation removed the marijuana extract known as delta-8 THC from the nation’s list of controlled substances, Texas health officials have put it on its own list of illegal drugs, sending a shockwave through the growing CBD retail industry across the state and making the substance, essentially, illegal.

Christine Perez, who manages the popular Austin CBD store Lazydaze+Coffeeshop, had no idea about the change until she saw the Texas Department of State Health Services notice on the agency’s website on Oct. 15.

“I was very confused, as well as a bunch of other companies. It’s like, ‘What is going on?’” Perez said. “I really have no idea why [the state] would try to ban it, or the timing of it. We didn’t hear anything about it from the state.”

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