Hemp Channel

Fri
20
Aug

Mississippi hemp processing plant hopes to create “Hempcrete”

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Hemp processors working to add hemp to infrastructure

PRENTISS, Miss. (WDAM) - Hemp is a crop commonly known to be smoked. However, Mississippi’s only hemp processing plant is working on more than just ways to smoke it. They want to make a major part of the state’s infrastructure.

“We are looking at taking cement and concrete that already exists down in Mississippi and in putting hemp into,” says Eric Sorenson, owner of the processing plant. “This block here has 25% hemp in it. It makes it’s still strong, and it can be made here in Mississippi.”

Sorenson has been working with his partner, Isaiah Byrd, to create a mixture called “hempcrete.”

Fri
20
Aug

Hemp flaunts its foodie credentials at Delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards

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The straight-laced cousin of cannabis is becoming a mainstream food product, with some impressive nutritional credentials.

Hemp is shaking off its stoner and hippy connotations and gaining a foodie following as more people come to appreciate the plant’s taste and nutritional benefits.

Having garnered widespread acceptance since the Australian Government declared it legal to sell hemp as a food in late 2017, hemp’s protein-rich seed has made its way onto supermarket shelves, and into products ranging from hemp burger patties to nut bars, beer, gin and kombucha.

Thu
19
Aug

Tennessee’s Hemp-Heavy History

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The state of Tennessee has a rich past — and promising future — with the cash crop

Tennessee has been a hemp state for a lot longer than it hasn’t been one.

The versatile plant was already a major cash crop in the United States by the time Tennessee joined the union in 1796, and pioneer families who’d had success with it brought it across the Applachians from Virginia and the Carolinas. Producing hemp was critical at a time when ships were the primary conveyances of commerce, as its tough fibers are perfect for making sails and lines, and farmers could cash in with both government and private commercial supply contracts.

Wed
18
Aug

Hawaii Interim Hemp Rules In Effect

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Hawaii’s Department of Health last week adopted interim rules for hemp processors and products – and not everyone is happy.

The rules, which came into effect on August 9, prohibit a bunch of hemp-derived products including:

  • Hemp products for oral consumption other tablet, capsule, powder, softgel, gelcap or liquid form
  • Foods and beverages containing CBD and other cannabinoids.
  • Eliquids for vaping
  • Products for smoking
  • Products that are administered via non-oral routes.

Additionally, products must be tested by a qualified lab and there are various other regulatory and record-keeping requirements needing to be observed.

Tue
03
Aug

Hemp Prices Continue To Fall

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July 2021 saw record-setting temperatures in parts of the country, alarming spikes in Delta variant Covid infections, and large numbers of Americans returning to summer vacationing after having last summer’s dreams of ocean breezes and lakeshore barbecues dashed by the pandemic. It was also a notable, if not promising month for hemp. Hemp Benchmarks, a division of New Leaf Data Services and leading provider of financial, business, and industry data for the North American hemp markets, recently issued its report for July, which touches on some of the most high-profile talking points of the hemp market to date.

Tue
03
Aug

Hempen Has Had It With UK Hemp Licensing

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A UK hemp cooperative that had to destroy its own crop two years ago is fighting back against what it says is a licensing regime with no obvious public benefit.

Hempen has operated its own farm at Hardwick Estate in Oxfordshire since 2015. While not currently growing hemp at this site, it has been collaborating with other organic farmers since 2016.

The reason hemp isn’t grown at the Oxfordshire site?

Tue
03
Aug

Hemp ice cream hits the Thai market

The ice cream maker “Hemp” has launched a CBD infused ice cream. Their products are produced using Golden Triangle Group’s assistance. The group represent a big business mover and shaker in Thailand’s legal cannabis industry. Previously they opened a cafe on Soi Sukhumvit 36 in Bangkok.

The flavours include:

Fri
30
Jul

Study: “Hot Hemp” Just A Matter Of Genetics

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A new study has found hemp that goes “hot” – over legally permitted THC levels – is likely just down to genetics rather than environmental stressors also playing a role.

Most jurisdictions around the world have set levels for how high THC can be in cannabis before it is no longer legally considered hemp and it becomes marijuana. For farmers, this is a very big deal. A crop that goes over whatever level is likely to be destroyed and the farmer may face legal action.

Hemp farmers seek strains that produce crops coming under the maximum permitted THC level, but this doesn’t always work out. One of the factors believed to push a crop above are environmental stressors such as extreme heat.

Fri
30
Jul

History’s lost cash crop: The state of hemp in Iowa

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As a close cousin to marijuana, hemp was swiftly and severely regulated and restricted with the passing of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. A part of Nixon’s “War on Drugs,” it placed cannabinoids like marijuana and hemp in the most dangerous category: “Schedule 1,” the most addictive substances with the least evidence of health benefits. That’s right alongside heroin, and above cocaine and meth.

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants, but they are classified differently based on one important chemical—THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the intoxicating compound in cannabis that causes a high when introduced to the body. Hemp contains 0.3% or less of this chemical, making it non-intoxicating. Marijuana, however, can contain up to 30%. 

Fri
30
Jul

Emerging Technologies of the Hemp Seed Market

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Hemp Seed Market with 2021: Emerging Technologies, Sales Revenue, Key Players Analysis, Development Assessment and Industry Expansion Strategies 2027

Hemp seed market size is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 8.20% in the forecast period 2021 to 2028. The rapid increase in the population of vegans is the factor responsible for the growth of hemp seed market in the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.

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