WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released its 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report.
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WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Windsor Township, located west of Lansing in Eaton County, will be home to the largest medical marijuana development east of the Mississippi, dubbed Harvest Park. When fully developed, it will provide up to 1,000 new Michigan jobs in the medical marijuana industry.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited two of 14 research projects that seek to demonstrate the economic value and viability of industrial hemp as a marketable crop in Pennsylvania.
ALBANY, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation and announced new actions to support the emerging industrial hemp industry and boost the agricultural economy in New York State.
A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country.
Hemp, a long banned crop in the US, has great potential for North Carolina agriculture. Like the peanut, hemp has many uses in food and manufacturing.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates on a variety of programs impacting agricultural communities across the state at its upcoming meeting on July 11th in Sacramento. Discussion items include an overview of regional collaborations aimed to develop agricultural workforce strategies and accelerate on-farm innovation, as well as updates on CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program and California’s Fair Network.
Indiana leaders in agriculture and food systems met in Monrovia, Indiana to discuss opportunities for growing Hemp commercially.
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp.
From fiber to clothes to biomedicine, industrial hemp is fueling new opportunities across the United States, and a newly signed South Carolina hemp bill is going to give South Carolinians the opportunity to enter the re-emerging market of hemp.
W. CONSHOHOCKEN,Penn., April 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards organizations, announced today that its board of directors has approved the formation of a committee on cannabis (D37). The organization also announced that the committee will hold its first official meeting June 11-12 in Toronto.
ALBANY, N.Y., April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today convened the first-ever New York State Industrial Hemp Summit in Ithaca to build on the momentum of the region’s growing agriculture industry as part of the Southern Tier Soaring economic revitalization initiative.
On March 1, 2017, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that licensed medical marijuana cultivators are now eligible for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate and recreational cultivators will be eligible once they’ve been licensed under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., March 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pending approval from its board of directors, ASTM International announced yesterday the launch of a new committee focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) (“Terra Tech”) or (the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company, today provided a progress update on its dispensary and production facility in San Leandro, California.
Jeff Doctor, executive director of the National Indian Cannabis Coalition, gives insight to the industry opportunities that are available when working with the NICC and tribal governments.
HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Indoor Harvest Corp (OTCQB:INQD) founder, Chad Sykes, has agreed to return and retire 2,500,000 shares of Common Stock back to the Company’s treasury for no consideration. This retirement represents over 15% of the total Common Stock issued and outstanding in the Company.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — WHAT: State Senator Jerry Hill, Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Senator Ed Hernandez, and Senator Mike McGuire convene an informational hearing to question state regulators on their readiness to regulate recreational and medicinal pot by January 1, 2018.
California’s marijuana crop is its biggest agricultural commodity, outpacing the next five top commodities combined, according to a Dec. 29, 2016, article in the Orange County Register. Marijuana’s estimated value to California was $23.3 billion in 2015, the Register reported, basing its estimate on the number of seized plants.
DENVER, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (“DOR”), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (“CDA”) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues on medical marijuana plant material and marijuana products.
Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.
TEL AVIV – Israel will begin exporting medical marijuana abroad, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said Sunday.
Will marijuana agriculture become consolidated, with “Big Marijuana” companies producing vast quantities of indistinct marijuana? Or, will small-scale farmers thrive by producing unique and local marijuana strains?
LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Med-X, Inc. issues an industry wide warning to all cannabis cultivators as changes mount in California and whispers surface of the possibility of the DEA announcing a Schedule change of marijuana on a federal level.
On June 24, 2016, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and the Southern University Board of Supervisors both announced the approval of resolutions to let their agricultural centers begin the process of becoming state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.
With cannabis poised to be America’s largest cash crop, cannabis cultivators can protect their investment by replacing questionable pesticides with non-toxic and natural pesticides.
OLYMPIA, Wash., June 15, 2016, /Weed Wire/ — Preparations made by state agencies, local government, law enforcement and prosecutors will help further a smooth merger of the unregulated medical marijuana market with the tightly regulated recreational system on July 1, 2016.
On May 23, 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission released video of the Cannabis Environmental Best Practices Task Force three-hour meeting held on May 19 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hybrid Tech President, Dan Gustafik, will speak at the Indoor Agriculture Energy Summit, on May 17th.
BOULDER, Colo., April 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA) (“Surna” or the “Company”), a technology company that engineers state-of-the art equipment for controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) with special expertise in cannabis cultivation, reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Cannabis cultivation is moving from darkened basements into well-lit growhouses and even farm fields.
SARASOTA, Fla., March 7 , 2016 /Weed Wire/— 420 Ventures announces today that it has acquired majority stake in Le Herbe and the United Hemp Company.
SALEM, Ore., Feb. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting applications for licenses to grow and handle industrial hemp for the 2016 growing season.
For all the positive vibes surrounding cannabis, Nic Easley, CEO and founder of Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, reminded an audience at the High Times Business Summit 2015 in Washington, D.C., that commercial marijuana growing is industrial agriculture.
Global climate change is good for cannabis. According to a recent study published in The Daily Climate, global warming could catalyze the already rapid increase in the potency of marijuana’s medicinal and psychoactive properties. However, there are two sides to this ironic story.
Cannabis stocks began the week with mixed action. Volumes continue to be lackluster and some of the recently pumped stocks have now been left to crater.
There are many early-stage companies with an eye on cannabis that are entering the publicly-traded space these days. We wanted to give you a brief overview of some of the companies that are likely to offer public securities for the first time in 2015.
We must make maximum use of the lessons coming out of Colorado and other pioneering states.
Indoor Harvest is an emerging development-stage company focused on design building, development, marketing and sales of commercial-grade aeroponic fixtures and supporting systems.
Indoor Harvest is a company addressing the challenges growers face when they need to increase yield while remaining conscientious of their environmental footprint.
Terra Tech Corp. is not the only marijuana business with publicly traded stock, but it may be the only grower.
The collapse of the American hemp industry is one of the strangest consequences of cannabis prohibition. For most of U.S. history, hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa, was regarded as a versatile crop.