Utah's Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has released its 2023 Utah medical cannabis market analysis, which shows illicit channels are still popular for sourcing medicines. The analysis, based on responses from 197 participants that had indicated they were currently or previously enrolled in the state's program, found 58% of...
A Canadian collaboration aims to develop hybrid hemp cultivars that will improve yield per acre and help strengthen the diversity and sustainability of the country's crops. Canada is the world's largest producer of hemp seed. According to Tridge, the 32.99 million kilograms produced in 2022 accounted for 78% of global...
After more than 3.5 years since selecting a site for its hemp gin, Panda Biotech's facility in Wichita Falls, Texas has officially begun commercial operations. Said to be the first and largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the facility has capacity to process more than 22,000 pounds of...
A bill tightening up the availability and nature of hemp derived cannabinoid products in Georgia has made its way to Governor Brian Kemp's desk for his signature. Back in 2019, Governor Kemp signed House Bill 324 into law that set the wheels in motion for the regulated licensing of...
Another attempt to legalize medical cannabis in Kansas has been thwarted - for now. Multiple attempts to pass legislation have occurred in recent years and all have failed - a situation that has frustrated Governor Laura Kelly. Another bill, SB 555, was introduced last month that aimed to set...
A recently published study highlights the need  for doctors to take into account the risk of cannabis use disorder (CUD) when prescribing medicinal cannabis. Simply put, CUD is where people who are using marijuana are unable or find it difficult to stop consumption even though it’s causing health and social...
A controversial new study has delivered a scathing assessment on the potential of cannabidiol (CBD) for managing pain. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has been touted as a panacea by some; good for whatever ails you. One of those applications is as a safer alternative to opioid medicines...
A new survey reveals attitudes among American adults on the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical purposes have altered little in recent years. Medical cannabis has been legalized in 40 US states and the District of Columbia, while recreational/adult-use of marijuana has been approved in the District of Columbia...
Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle division LiveWire has unveiled the S2 Mulholland, which boasts some bits made from hemp. Now available from U.S. and Canadian dealers, the S2 Mulholland features sustainable materials in a few key components; a first for the company. Among the bike's eco street-cred aspects are front and rear...
A genetically engineered (GE) hemp variety modified to produce no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) has cleared a regulatory hurdle in the USA. In the USA, hemp is defined as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of it with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol THC concentration of not more than...