Hemp Channel

Wed
04
Apr

Hemp never belonged on controlled-substances list

Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana, and the feds could crack down on Colorado's booming industry at any time. But hemp - marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin - has a powerful ally in Washington.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to legitimize industrial hemp. It is past time for Washington to let farmers grow hemp without fear.

Hemp is a serious cash crop in other countries. Though it was popular in America back around the time of the Revolution, over the decades too many people stopped differentiating it from marijuana.

Thu
29
Mar

Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary HempMeds¬ģ Brazil provides CBD for university study in Brazil

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced the success of its subsidiary HempMeds¬ģ Brazil's Cannabis Symposium in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

The event was put on in partnership with the National Association of Cannabidiol Users (ANUC) from March 19-23 and was held in the cities of Canoas, Passo Fundo and Porto Alegre.

There, Dr. Stuart Titus, CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc., spoke about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and also discussed upcoming potential research opportunities in Brazil.

Tue
27
Mar

Kentucky: Mitch McConnell vows to introduce bill that would legalize hemp

Hemp is a versatile, renewable resource - but one that is difficult to grow due to legal constraints.

Now, a new bill could change that, writes Neil Bonner.

At a stop in his home state of Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his intention to introduce a bill that would make hemp legal as an ‚Äúagricultural commodity‚ÄĚ.

McConnell previously cosponsored the Industrial Hemp Farming Act in 2015.

Mon
26
Mar

Aurora Cannabis increases stake in Hempco to 35%

Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and Hempco Food and Fiber Inc ("Hempco") (TSX-V: HEMP) announced today that Aurora has exercised 10,558,676 warrants to purchase common shares of Hempco for total proceeds of $4.3 million to Hempco.

Consequent the warrant exercise, Aurora now owns 21,117,352 Hempco common shares, reflecting an ownership interest of approximately 35%.

"With this further investment by Aurora we are now very well capitalized to accelerate our various strategic initiatives to drive growth at Hempco," said Diane Jang, CEO of Hempco.

Tue
13
Mar

This hemp company wants to hire growers with marijuana convictions

Combining social justice and medical marijuana, this hemp company wants to hire growers with marijuana convictions.

People with marijuana convictions on their record often have a difficult time finding gainful employment. Sure, a number of states have legalized marijuana.

But pot offenders are often treated like pariahs when looking for work. It is for this reason that one hemp company wants to hire growers with marijuana convictions.

The goal is to put their felonious talents to work in the legitimate medical marijuana industry.

Fri
02
Mar

The right to grow industrial hemp could be coming to Maryland

Cannabis laws in Maryland have been gradually evolving over the past few years. In the latest developments, the right to grow industrial hemp could be coming to Maryland.

This change could pave the way for a stronger medical program and additional research.

Industrial Hemp in Maryland

Earlier today, the Maryland House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The measure won by a landslide 136-1 majority.

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