The U.S. state of North Dakota's first industrial hemp crop grown for many years saw mixed results in harvesting. In August, an industrial hemp planting at the North Dakota State University Langdon Research Extension Center was devastated by unusually heavy rains. It was a huge disappointment given last year, the...
A small group of children have begun receiving cannabis based medicines in the Australian state of New South Wales, and a medical marijuana trial with cancer patients in the state isn't far off. According to The Newcastle Herald, arrangements are being finalised for a trial involving patients with advanced cancer,...
A new report forecasts the hemp-based foods market around the world will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.3% between now and 2020. The publication, Global Hemp-Based Foods Market 2016-2020, says the emergence of hemp as a "superfood" will be a primary driver for market growth, based on...
A new white paper examines the challenge of energy consumption in the legal marijuana industry and offers some recommendations; based on a collaborative approach. As we've mentioned in the past, the amount of energy being consumed by the cannabis industry in the USA is quite staggering - one estimate puts...
In collaboration with the University of Sydney, Australia's MGC Pharmaceuticals has published a new white paper on medical cannabis. The paper, Medical Cannabis: Epilepsy, Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis, examines currently existing evidence supporting the use of medical cannabis in treating those diseases. The researchers found strong clinical evidence supporting its use...
The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act has been expanded to incorporate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a qualifying condition. Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill No. 457 into law last week. PTSD has becoming a growing problem in the USA, particularly since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and...
Among its myriad uses, industrial hemp can be utilised to soak up oil spills - and not just small accidents you have in the kitchen. The issue of the potential damage of oil spills hit the headlines in Australia recently after BP published a report on the worst-case effects of...
Hemp Awareness Week starts in New Zealand tomorrow, an event focused on raising the public's awareness of the potential of this wonder crop. " Hemp could go a long way toward solving some of New Zealand’s environmental problems, such as: soil degradation, weed control, pollution from unsound industrial and agricultural...
A new study has found fewer drivers killed in car crashes tested positive for opioids in U.S states with medical marijuana laws. Conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the study reviewed 1999-2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from 18 U.S. states that tested at least 80% of...
The Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA) has responded to recent pharmacy raids in Austin; saying the hemp products seized were lawful for sale. In what may have been a case of mistaken identity, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) raided four branches of People's Pharmacy and confiscated a number...