The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is focusing its 2024 Farm Bill efforts toward several specific policy areas, and one of them is hemp. At a federal level in the USA, hemp is legally defined as the plant species Cannabis sativa L. with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)...
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has sent out surveys to thousands of hemp producers across the USA for its latest Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry. Designed to collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production, and value of hemp in the United States last year,...
A UK university and an innovator providing sustainable solutions to the e-waste stream have teamed up to further develop a natural fibre-based circuit board. According to Jiva Materials, printed circuit board (PCB) manufacture commonly forms the largest share of the overall carbon footprint for an assembled electronic product. The Hampshire...
Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine has urged the state's General Assembly to regulate intoxicating hemp sooner rather than later in order to prevent these products winding up in the hands of children. Ohioans voted in favour of adult-use (recreational) marijuana in November last year, which took effect on December 7th,...
It's well known that under the influence of marijuana, the urge to snack increases. New research sheds further light on as to why. Previous research out of Washington State University in 2018 zeroed in on the cannabis munchies mystery. Exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an intoxicating cannabinoid, was found to trigger...
A recent survey suggests the proportion of Canadians always purchasing cannabis legally is increasing - and it's hitting the illicit market hard. Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001, and recreational use was legalized under the The Cannabis Act that came into effect on October 17, 2018. Back...
Finally, the full details of the US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') cannabis rescheduling recommendations have been unveiled. In the USA, cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Among the criteria for a substance to be categorised as Schedule I, the...
A group of 12 state attorneys general have signed a letter encouraging the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reschedule cannabis to Schedule III under the USA's federal Controlled Substances Act. In October 2022, US President Joe Biden announced an initiative to review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law....
A scoping review has looked at the potential of cannabinoids in treating early SARS-CoV-2 infection and long COVID-19 through endocannabinoid system modulation. Cannabinoids are compounds that act on the endocannabinoid system - receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) release and help regulate cognitive and bodily functions, including regulating...
Canada's Cronos Group has expanded cannabis flower distribution into the Australian market with its first shipment to Vitura Health Limited. The two companies were well acquainted prior to this deal. Vitura Health was once known as Cronos Australia Limited, with Cronos Group having a significant stake in its Australian namesake...