A North American association dedicated to advocacy for hempseed foods has "rebooted". The Hemp Food Association kicked off back in 1998, boasting dozen of industry members at its peak and hemp scientists on its board of advisors. It's claimed to be the second-oldest hemp trade association in the world. But...
A major haul of cannabis seized by Spain's Civil Guard early this month reportedly isn't marijuana according to a businessman associated with the incident. But the situation is complex. On November 5, the Civil Guard announced it had seized 32,370.2 kilograms of marijuana buds back in October, claiming it to...
The Kiwi cannabis collaborations continue - this time between two leading players on the New Zealand scene; Medical Kiwi and Puro. The pair have inked a production and supply contract involving medical cannabis products destined for Europe. Puro is to provide Medical Kiwi freshly-harvested cannabis flower - five tonnes of...
In the USA, Idaho remains one of the few medical marijuana holdout states - but there is ongoing strong support for this situation to change. Marijuana - in all its forms - is a Schedule I controlled substance under Idaho Law. But results from a recent poll commissioned by the Idaho Statesman...
The University of Southern Queensland is collaborating with research and industry partners across Australia and overseas to investigate hemp's potential. UniSQ is spearheading an initiative to gain funding to form a Cooperative Research Centre for hemp – the hemp CRC. The Australian Government's CRC Program was established in 1990 and...
The USA's National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC) is urging the FDA to approve hemp seed as an animal feed ingredient. Various studies have indicated hemp could be a valuable stock feed. For example, in September we reported on an Oregon State University study that found spent hemp...
A new facility to produce fiber from hemp and other agricultural products is to set up shop in the US state of Virginia. The green rush in the USA has mainly been centred around cannabidiol (CBD), which resulted in a glut. Now more attention is being paid to hemp fiber,...
While the exact circumstances are yet to be confirmed, it appears someone thought it would be a good idea to hand out cannabis edibles to kids on Halloween when he ran out of conventional treats. The potential for intoxicating cannabis candies winding up in children's trick or treat bags has...
There was an uptick in revenue for Australia's Ecofibre (ASX:EOF) for the first quarter of the current financial year. The company reported for the three months ended 30 September 2022 unaudited revenue reached $8.2m, an 11% increase on the prior quarter and up 3% on the prior corresponding period. Ecofibre CEO...
The 2018 Farm Bill left the barn door open for dangerous and intoxicating forms of hemp says the the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA). The CCIA has released a white paper it says details the dangers associated with the growing number of increasingly intoxicating products currently being sold as “hemp”...