A recent study suggests medicinal marijuana could play a role in stabilising patients with Bipolar Disorder.Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance among those suffering bipolar I disorder according to the study, but there is conflicting evidence as to whether its use by these patients is beneficial or...
The Hemp Biz Journal's latest report predicts even bigger bucks ahead for the USA's industrial hemp industry.The report estimates consumer sales of hemp products in the U.S skyrocketed to $593 million last year, up 33 percent compared to 2014.A report in May from the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) put...
Reports that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would soon effectively make medical marijuana legal across the nation may have been a little optimistic.A news item on the Santa Monica Observer a few days ago stated the "..U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will reclassify marijuana as a "Schedule Two" drug...
A recent survey indicates a significant percentage of Americans would be extremely or very likely to use medical marijuana to treat their pain; if it was recommended by a doctor.A Prevention magazine survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,025 U.S. adults also indicates 75% of those polled believe...
Malawi's Parliament has adopted a motion to legalise the cultivation and use of industrial hemp.The legislation would recognise industrial hemp in the impoverished nation as an agricultural cash crop and separate it from other cannabis varieties; collectively known as "chamba" in Malawi."Industrial hemp has been grown in some countries...
The USA's Kind Financial has launched its Kind Government Solutions for the cannabis sector in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. Growing and selling medicinal marijuana in the USA is no walk in the park. It is complex, heavily regulated and that means record-keeping must be perfect.Kind Financial provides technology and software...
A bill has passed New York's State Legislature allowing the transportation, processing, sale and distribution of hemp that is grown as part of the State’s research pilot program.The research pilot program, which we mentioned back in January, only enabled industrial hemp to be grown at that point - so...
The USA's Hemp Industry Association has petitioned the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove industrial hemp plants from the schedules established under the Controlled Substance Act.Given industrial hemp has very low levels of the intoxicating compound THC (no greater than 0.3% THC by dry weight) and even looks different to...
With the signing of a medical marijuana bill in Ohio a few days ago, half of the USA's states have now legalized medical cannabis.We mentioned in late May that an Ohio cannabis bill had cleared the Senate and was sent to Governor John Kasich for his blessing; which he...
6 tons (around 5.44 tonnes) of Australian industrial hemp seeds have arrived on the USA's shores. That's a lot of seed.The seed is to be used by farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee to cultivate 530 acres of industrial hemp crops.Some of the farmers will be growing the hemp for...