Colorado-headquartered biotech pharma company Ananda Scientific says it has been approved by the FDA to kick off a clinical trial evaluating CBD in treating Opioid Use Disorder. Between 1999–2019, close to 500,000 Americans died from an overdose involving prescription and illicit opioids. In 2020 alone, there were 69,710 deaths -...
Connecticut's Agriculture Commissioner has announced the state's plan for hemp production has been approved by the USDA. Up to the end of last year, US states could continue to operate hemp programs under provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill - but now they must have plans approved by the USDA,...
Prices for CBD biomass in the USA remained stable in December - but still significantly lower than the December prior. Released a few days before Xmas, Hemp Benchmarks' December Hemp Spot Price Index Report states  while overall assessed prices for CBD Biomass appeared stable in the final month of 2021...
A wartime propaganda film urging US farmers to grow hemp is eighty years old this year. Hemp for Victory was released by the US Government back in 1942 at a time when draconian laws on hemp cultivation were briefly eased so the crop could be grown for fiber for the...
Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection has kicked off a public comment period in relation to proposed changes to laboratory testing standards for medical marijuana. In Connecticut, patients with one (or more) of a wide range of debilitating medical conditions can register for a medical marijuana certificate if the condition/s is/are...
Well, that was cutting it fine - but New York now has the feds' blessing to continue cultivating hemp in the state. The USDA’s interim final rule on hemp was published back in late October 2019 and the Final Rule in mid-January 2021, but a number of states continued to...
The governor of Mississippi is digging in his heels on medical marijuana, threatening the state's program commencing. A ballot initiative to legalise medical cannabis was supported by 69.2% of voters in November last year. But the will of "we the people" has seen a number of setbacks since. Mississippi patients' hopes...
While growth rates have slowed somewhat, Oklahoma's medical marijuana program is still seeing a bunch of new applications. The state's voters passed State Question 788 in June 2018, legalising the licensed use, sale, and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The state was one of the fastest in the USA...
If you like Lego, you'll probably appreciate this US company's innovative building system that uses industrial hemp as its main component. Industrial hemp has been used for building applications for thousands of years. In more recent times, hemp has enjoyed renewed popularity in developed countries thanks to a more favorable...
Total sales in Missouri's medical marijuana program have reached the $200 million mark - and the state gets its cut. It was just 14 months ago the first sale occurred in a licensed Missouri medical marijuana dispensary. In September this year, monthly cannabis sales exceeded $20 million for the first...