The tightening up of Michigan's medical cannabis laws and introduction of taxes could see the state reap in millions of dollars. In October last year, the Michigan House passed legislation to create a strictly-regulated medical marijuana (or 'marihuana' as it's referred to there) industry that would enable patients to purchase...
The Queensland Government has released its Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 for public consultation, plus a new related report. “This Bill will create the most progressive laws in the country," said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in an announcement earlier today. "We are setting up a robust framework to ensure medicinal cannabis...
Hemp cultivation areas in Europe will expand to almost 25,000 ha in 2016 says the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). The increase is up from just 8,000 ha in 2011, so triple in just 5 years. The expansion has been primarily driven by demand for fibre products from the automotive and...
It's been a busy week on the Australian medicinal marijuana and hemp scene - topped off by two more important announcements in the last couple of days. Earlier today, Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick said patients in the state may be able to gain access to medicinal marijuana before...
Australia and New Zealand have the unfortunate distinction of being the only countries in the world where the sale of hemp food is still illegal. It's a really strange situation in the land down under. Hemp-based foods are primarily associated with the seed; which have been consumed by humanity for thousands...
Generally speaking, reaction to Australia passing legislation supporting medical cannabis has been widely welcomed. Announced by Minister for Health Sussan Ley yesterday, amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will be the basis for "safe, legal and reliable" cannabis to be used in the manufacture of medical marijuana products. As...
Legislation has been passed in Australia to enable the "safe, legal and reliable" supply of medicinal cannabis products. Announced by Minister for Health Sussan Ley just a couple of hours ago,  amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will provide a framework for legally-grown cannabis to be used in the...
Legal marijuana is the most energy intensive agricultural crop in the USA according to New Frontier. According to the cannabusiness research firm's new report; Illuminating Cannabis: The Future of Energy in the Cannabis Industry, production of marijuana consumes one percent of the country’s electrical output; at a cost of $6...
Kentucky is again embracing industrial hemp - a crop that once formed a major part of the state's economy. Now in its third year, 36 state-based hemp processors have been approved to date for Kentucky’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program. This is up from 26 last year - and more...
A recent spate of warning letters sent to some U.S. vendors selling cannabidiol products has elicited a response from the USA's Hemp Industries Association (HIA). The FDA's justification for the letters is that cannabidiol (CDB) falls outside the scope of being a dietary supplement and is considered a "drug". This...