The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 18% in January.
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ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Tabled today in Parliament the Draft Law “Provisions for the Production of Finished Products Pharmacy Hemp” which regulates the field of production, control and distribution of formulations containing pharmaceutical cannabis in order to promote productive investment in this sector and generate development benefits to the economy and the State.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is coming to Arkansas in 2018! In anticipation, Arkansas owned Tree of Life Seeds, the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association and Ounce Magazine are hosting a free public education seminar, Growing Industrial Hemp in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 1, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Drug Policy Education Group, Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, Illegally Healed, and the Arkansas Hemp Association are hosting the 2nd Cannabis Patient Day at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock on Tuesday, February 27th, at 10AM.
A Canadian dog-treat maker wants to produce a different kind of munchie. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small firm that currently produces hemp-based dog chews, is expanding into the nation’s fast-emerging marijuana industry.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 28 Members of Congress called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to honor Congressional legislation supporting the industrial hemp industry.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ –In the race to develop a successful, viable hemp industry, Colorado is now home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. “This is an exciting time for the industrial hemp industry. It seems breeding, technology, and information advances are happening at the speed of light; this is a giant step for American hemp farmers,” said Duane Sinning, CDA’s Division of Plant Industry Assistant Director.
Hemp growers hope the federal government’s marijuana legislation will allow them to harvest all parts of the hemp plant.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 61% in December.
A Canadian company plans to launch a large, industrial hemp operation in northern Maine this year in the latest sign of burgeoning interest in the versatile yet tightly regulated crop.
Out of 131 applicants, only 20 South Carolina farmers have been selected to grow hemp for the state’s research pilot program.
The history of marijuana in Germany dates back to the Late Stone Age, when cannabis seeds were planted at least 7,500 years ago in Thuringia.
Virginia is wrapping up its second year of a research program that allows farmers to grow hemp, a crop long banned because of its association with marijuana.
COLUMBIA, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has selected 20 farmers to participate in the 2018 SC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. The farmers represent 15 South Carolina counties.
FRANKFORT, Dec. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered today at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting.
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces that they are now working with an Orlando, Florida based coffee roaster.
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Leafceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned division of FRLF has entered into an initial purchase agreement with hemp producer Harris Farms, Ltd, of Pahrump, NV
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces that Lucky’s Market in Orlando, Florida (in the Alafaya Village shopping center) has placed a new order for Elev8 Hemp Tea.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that four industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”
Wisconsin farmers will soon be able to add hemp to their crop rotation. On Nov. 30, 2017, Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 119 allowing Wisconsin farmers to cultivate industrial hemp.
CONWAY, S.C., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — One of America’s leading cannabidiol companies has received approval to air the nation’s first cannabis-based product advertising. Ads for Palmetto Harmony begin airing Monday on several national networks, including but not limited to: Oxygen, Lifetime Movies, WE, FYI, BBC-America, Centric, Freeform, GAC, UP, and 71 local market affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces Elev8 Hemp Tea, in Green and Black varieties, is now approved and available for customers with Amazon Prime accounts.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands today announced that the Company has agreed and entered into negotiations to purchase the surrounding nine-hundred (900) acres of its’ existing 80 acre Hemp planned research site in Pueblo, Colorado.
Wisconsin would join a majority of other states in allowing the farming of industrial hemp under a bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker. The Wisconsin Assembly passed the bill unanimously Thursday. It cleared the Senate unanimously Tuesday.
Dispensaries might get all the attention, but hemp farmers are getting the acreage – 23,343 acres, to be exact, according to a new study by Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to advancing the industrial hemp industry. And which state is leading the pack? Colorado, by far.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been keeping an eye of the growing popularity of hemp-derived cannabidiol, especially those CBD companies that have been making medical claims.
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.
Virginia hemp has become a reality. On Oct. 19, 2017, the University of Virginia announced that it had completed its first successful harvest of the crop.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. introduced The Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act today, legislation to ensure farmers can use their water rights to grow industrial hemp in states where industrial hemp cultivation is allowed.
It was only three months ago that Uruguay gave the green light for pharmacies to sell recreational marijuana, but now it looks like the country’s budding hemp crop is going to expand as well.
For the past two years, Michael Zaytsev has sold tickets to the New York Cannabis Film Festival on Eventbrite. But this year, Eventbrite abruptly pulled the event from its platform and suspended Zaytsev’s account.
The production of South Carolina hemp is a step closer as more than 120 farmers signed up to grow the crop here.
DENVER, Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Ubiquitech Software Corp. (OTC PINK: UBQU), through its operating subsidiary HempLifeToday.com, is proud to announce that Forbes Magazine has listed HempLife Today™ among the top five Hemp CBD Companies in gross annual product sales, and that sales of CBD products could hit one billion per year within the next three years.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (CNSX: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Derek Ross of Cannatech LLC for the acquisition of a 120-acre licensed industrial hemp farm in Amity, ME (the “Farm”).
In this C-SPAN video watch Rona Kobell on the Resurgence of Hemp Industry. Kobell discussed her piece in October’s Reason Magazine, which looked at the return of the hemp industry in Kentucky.
On Oct. 10, 2017, Wisconsin lawmakers lobbied for a bill that would permit farmers to cultivate hemp in The Badger State.
MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, industrial CBD hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits wants to update shareholders and investors that the Company will resume operations this week in order to complete harvesting process for the first 100 acre plantation between this week and the next.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — GLOBAL HEMP GROUP (“GHG” or the “Company”) (CSE:GHG / FF:GHG / OTC:GBHPF) an industrial hemp and cannabis corporation, and Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (“MCOA”), (collectively the “Companies”), are pleased to announce they have jointly entered into a letter of intent with Space Cowboys, Inc.
Several British lawmakers lent their support to a cannabis tea party on the lawns outside parliament on Tuesday, protesting against legislation that criminalizes use of the drug for medical purposes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Locally-owned CBD-rich hemp genetics company, Tree of Life Seeds, takes the lead in working with the state to establish regulations for the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Program.
During the World Wars, hemp was considered a national necessity in the United States, so much that some even consider it a cash crop. Wisconsin was the second largest hemp producer during this time, right behind Kentucky. The history of marijuana in Wisconsin dates back as early as 1908, when hemp was grown experimentally.
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an open solicitation for farmers, businesses and research institutions interested in growing and processing industrial hemp as part of the State’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (CSE: FFT.CN) (CNSX: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce a new joint venture with Cannatech LLC, a Massachusetts cannabis consulting company (https://www.cannatech.com/about-us).
SOUTH PARK, Colo., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Haleigh’s Hope is excited to announce that they received USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Organic Certification for its hemp crop at both farm locations in Colorado.
Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, Industrial CBD Hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits, today announced that the company [AF1] has secured the 10.5 Acre Property in Weld County, Colorado, through its alliance with TSC on a long-term lease.
It’s a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed.
As more states legalize adult use marijuana, hemp CBD makers will find that they will need to make marijuana-derived products too if they want to succeed.