Category: hemp

Is Making Ethanol from Hemp a Real Possibility?

Unlike marijuana, industrial hemp is federally legal for institutions of higher learning and state departments of agriculture to cultivate in order to research the plant. As a result, people are starting to experiment with hemp and its uses. One interesting use for industrial hemp is turning it into ethanol. By definition, ethanol is a type of alcohol fuel that is distilled from plant material, such as corn. Ethanol can be used to stunt plant growth, it’s mixed into our gas, it’s used to turn hemp buds into hemp oil – and that’s just naming a few uses. Every November,...

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30 U.S. States with Industrial Hemp Legislation

The Farm Bill of 2014 legalized industrial hemp at the federal level. As a result, every state has the right to set up industrial hemp pilot programs through universities and/or the state’s department of agriculture. Thus far, only 30 states have taken advantage of the right that was granted them in the Farm Bill. Here, we discuss a little bit about each of the states that currently have industrial hemp legislation. Alabama Yes, the state that produced Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a hemp pilot program. Representative Todd (D) introduced House Bill HB 487, which separated industrial hemp from...

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North Carolina Tobacco Farmers Are Making the Switch to Hemp

North Carolina’s agricultural history includes a relationship with the big tobacco industry. Over the past hundred years, thousands of pounds of tobacco have been produced in the state annually. As a result, North Carolina became a top producer in the country for tobacco – which was great, until people stopped smoking cigarettes. Because of this, the state has seen a decline in the value of growing tobacco. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, tobacco only made up 6.3% of the source of farm cash receipts in 2016. This is a 0.4% difference from the year before, which doesn’t...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Introduces Legislation to Legalize Hemp

Earlier this week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference in Frankfort, Kentucky to announce his plans for legislation that would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity on the federal level and remove it from the list of controlled substances: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018. “Hemp has played a foundational role in Kentucky’s agricultural heritage, and I believe that it can be an important part of our future,” said McConnell, who was instrumental in getting approval for state-level hemp pilot programs in the 2014 Farm Bill – programs that are now up and running...

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March 2018 Global Industrial Hemp Round-Up

Industrial hemp is an attractive global industry. The crop, related to marijuana, is an excellent introduction commodity to a better general understanding of the cannabis industry. Industrial hemp has high amounts of CBD and low amounts of THC, and hemp has excellent potential for significant nutritional and medicinal purposes. Hemp is one of the only plants that contain Omega 3, 6 and 9 – which are essential fatty acids. Promoted as a super food, the world is starting to realize the benefits of the hemp plant. New opportunities are presenting themselves as countries and states begin to lift regulations...

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Diamond CBD Inc. Exhibits its 100% Natural Organic CBD Oil at The Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida

FT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE–PotNetwork Holding, Inc. (OTC Pink:POTN) On Wednesday, the 21st of March, in 2018, PotNetwork Holding, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond CBD Inc., exhibits its innovative animal health and wellness products at the Global Pet Expo held in Orlando, Florida. Running between March 21st and the 23rd of 2018, this trade show is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). It is considered the most important pet industry trade show for brands seeking to unveil new products. According to the APPA, the U.S. domestic pet care industry will be worth an estimated $69.36 billion in 2017. In 2016, of the $66.75 billion actually spent on pets in the U.S., $14.71 billion was directed to the Supplies/OTC Medicine segment which Diamond CBD Inc. is working to disrupt on an international scale. Diamond CBD Inc.’s Medipets product line is a first of its kind, 100% natural and organic cannabinoid oil-based health and wellness solution for dogs and cats. Along with the company’s Pet CBD Food for small, medium, large dogs and cats, these products offer pet owners a new way to support their animal’s mood in a non-invasive, non-toxic way. According to market research conducted by Technavio, the global pet care industry is expected to grow by a CAGR of 5% between 2016-2020....

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