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What is Delta 8? New dispensary opens on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY — 3BUDS LLC, a full-service Delta 8 cannabinoid company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their hemp dispensary on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Tuesday.

The dispensary sells Delta 8, but many wonder what is Delta 8, how is it legal and how does it differ from medical marijuana (Delta 9 THC)?

3BUDS is owned by brothers-in-law, Ted Lasher and Hunter Smetana, along with their “honorary brother” Colby Kluk. The business started online as an e-commerce business that has grown into 3 physical locations in Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming and Scranton.


These Are the Health Benefits Associated with Eating Hemp Seeds

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If you're a fan of crunchy textures and nutty flavors, hemp seeds might have place on your plate. The tiny seeds are easy to use and eat, making them ideal for snacks and entrées alike. What's more, hemp seeds are packed with essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals, just to name a few. Read on to learn about the health benefits of hemp seeds, plus how to use them at home.



Sturdy Hemp Structures Could be the Future Eco-Building

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As environmental disasters are increasing, we need to look to sustainable building, and hemp could be the answer.

Hemp could be the building material that accelerates the sustainable industry.

The year 2020 marked a devastating time period for myriad reasons. Among the pantheon of pain was the immense damage brought on by natural disasters. In early 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its billion-dollar disaster report, calling 2021 a “historic year of extremes.” 


Hemp oil is packed with healthy fatty acids - here's why that's great news for your skin and heart

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Hemp oil comes from the same species of Cannabis sativa plants that yield marijuana and CBD oil, but it's a decidedly different product.

Hemp oil, aka hemp seed oil, is produced by cold-pressing the seeds from hemp plants, similar to how olive oil is made by pressing olives.

However, hemp seeds have little to no THC or CBD, says Jeffrey Chen, MD, co-founder and CEO of Radicle Science, a health-tech company that offers research and validation services for CBD products.


Armed robber makes off with $1.3 million worth of hemp in Oceanside

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Police said 4,000 pounds of hemp flowers were taken from the business on Seagate Way just before 6:40 p.m.

An armed robber broke into a hemp flower wholesaler in Oceanside Wednesday night, confronted an employee, and made off with $1.3 million worth of product, Oceanside police said.

Someone called police just before 6:40 p.m. to report spotting at least one person outside the Cultivaris Hemp business on Seagate Way, said police spokesperson Jennifer Atenza.

The caller, who was monitoring security footage, also said they couldn’t reach an employee who was at the business.


Pennsylvania Hemp Summit Offers Hemp Growers Food for Thought

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Hemp farmers, processors, policy experts and advocates convened again in hopes of sharing knowledge, resources, and camaraderie at this year’s Pennsylvania Hemp Summit, held virtually Nov. 2-4.

There were five virtual sessions spread over three days, starting with a basic overview of resources available for farmers, especially those who are new to the world of agriculture, of which there are more than you’d think. Hemp is proving to be a gateway crop for many young, entrepreneurial farmers.

Alyssa Collins, director of Penn State’s research farm in Lancaster County, opened with the magnitude of resources made available to farmers from land-grant universities and state Extension programs.


From Bath Bombs to Perfume: 7 Hemp Beauty Products

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Hemp is not a new word in the world of cosmetics: the oil of this plant has been used since ancient times as a natural and effective means of moisturizing the skin. But cannabis became a really fashionable ingredient in the beauty industry a couple of years ago due to the widespread decriminalization. In a number of US states, the use of marijuana is completely legalized, in some European countries, the use and storage of small amounts of “weed” are turned a blind eye. 


Hemp Cultivation To Kick Off In Idaho In 2022

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Following the green light from the USDA, hemp should finally (legally) appear Idaho fields again next year.

Idaho was the last US state to have a ban on hemp cultivation. In April this year, the state’s senate voted in favour of HB 126, the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act. HB 126 was subsequently signed into law by Governor Brad Little not long after.

But that didn’t mean cultivation could begin. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture was tasked with developing a hemp plan in harmony with the 2018 Farm Bill, which then required the USDA’s approval. On November 1, that approval was granted.


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.


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. 


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