Memo to Congress: Fix the Farm Bill

Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration disclosed that it would not regulate non-pharmaceutical CBD products, thereby putting the onus on Congress to devise an appropriate regulatory framework for cannabidiol and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. Solicited by a formal Congressional Request for Information (RFI) on ideas for how to regulate hemp-derived CBD, public feedback included … Read more

PubMed: Development of High Strength Particleboards from Hemp Shives and Corn Starch

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Particleboard is a type of engineered wood product made from wood particles or other forms of plant matter such as hemp shives. It is used in a wide variety of applications, including furniture, cabinetry, and flooring. Particleboard is typically made by pressing the wood particles together with a binder, such as resin or glue, to … Read more

Expert Gives Delta-8 THC Thumbs Down

Dr. Mark A. Scialdone, a recognized expert in the field of organic chemistry who specializes in natural product chemistry, is an inventor of 37 issued US patents and the author of 17 peer-reviewed articles in science publications. From 1994 to 2013, he was employed as a principal investigator at DuPont Central Research and Development. Dr. … Read more

Hemp extract’s Healing Power: Unlocking Nature’s Healing Power

Hemp extract, also known as cannabidiol (CBD), is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive chemical present in the cannabis plant. It has been used for centuries to treat a variety of disorders, but more recently, it has emerged as a potent natural pain killer for chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety. Hemp extract functions by interfacing with the … Read more

Seven Founding Fathers Who Farmed Hemp and Advocated for It

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Hemp has been an integral part of American history for centuries, with many of the Founding Fathers having a direct hand in the development and promotion of the versatile plant. From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, these seven Founding Fathers were instrumental in advocating for hemp and even growing it on their own farms. George … Read more

Dumpster Fire: What Went Wrong with California Cannabis?

Cannabis is supposed to be relaxing and fun. What’s not to like about giggles, munchies, and a brief break from the mundane? Unfortunately, news from California’s Emerald Triangle is anything but upbeat these days. Report after report portends doom with headlines like “the world’s largest legal weed market is going up in smoke” (The Economist), “California … Read more

Cannabis & the Bible

Biblical scholars have written about the role of cannabis as a sacrament in the ancient Near East and Middle East. Archeological evidence confirms the use of the plant in fumigation rituals in ancient Israel. Scriptural references indicate that cannabis was a key ingredient in the holy anointing oil employed in religious rites. But Yahweh, the … Read more

Exploring Hemp Extract’s Legality says the writer.

Cannabidiol (CBD) hemp extracts are gaining in importance as potential treatments for a variety of medical disorders. However, the legality of these extracts is also a tumultuous and confusing topic, as laws surrounding cannabis-based products vary widely from country to country and even from state to state in the United States. We’ll look at hemp … Read more

Special Cannabis Interests Attack the Hemp Industry

The hemp industry has been a growing sector of the cannabis industry in recent years, with the legalization of hemp and its various uses becoming more accepted in many parts of the world. However, it seems that not everyone is happy with the success of the hemp industry, as some special interests have recently been … Read more