Picture hemp-based clothes, and you’ll likely imagine a rough textile akin to a burlap sack — but that may soon change. “In 20 years [hemp] will be the fabric of the future,” states Isabel Siracusa, Fabric Developer for denim brand Orta Anadolu. With the ratification of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is poised to become a fully industrialized commodity, as the bill allows for the plant to be legally farmed throughout the country. As Siracusa affirms, that may well lead to hemp to be more widely utilized in the fashion industry. However, hemp’s potential adoption as the textile of choice would likely disrupt fashion’s current number one raw material: cotton. Read more “When It Comes to Sustainability, Hemp Is The Fabric of Fashion’s Future”
If you look for the roots of America’s ban on cannabis, you’ll find nearly all roads lead to a man named Harry Anslinger. He was the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which laid the ground work for the modern-day DEA, and the first architect of the war on drugs. Read more “The man behind the marijuana ban for all the wrong reasons”
Source: https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/07/14172741/the-cannabis-sustainability-inquiry-could-marijuana-and-hemp-offer-the-solution-to-the-worlds-to by Andre Bourque , Benzinga Contributor
A series on global perspectives and examples of cannabis environmental, social, and economic sustainability in theory and practice.
As a nascent (legal) consumer industry, the cannabis industry has a chance to invent itself from the ground up in the image of modern-day social, economic, and environmental sustainability. In this on-going series, I will share global examples, perspectives, and practices of cannabis companies, organizations, and advocates advancing this charter. Read more “The Cannabis Sustainability Inquiry: Could Marijuana And Hemp Offer The Solution To The World’s Toughest Environmental, Social, And Economic Problems?”
The 26th annual Hemp Industries Association conference (HIACON) will be held in Charlotte, NC at the Westin Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC. The event will feature the Association’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, November 1st followed by offsite Hemp Industries Tours and a sneak peek B2B Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall for HIACON registrations only on Saturday. On Sunday bring your friends and clients to learn more from our sponsors during the Hemp Industries Talks and open exhibit hall. The conference will end on Monday with a full day of educational tracks, half-day exhibition and the industries award luncheon.
We are honored that our CEO Hana Gabrielová will also give a lecture.
Members of ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) have proposed a new standard aimed at helping prepare land used for cannabis cultivation for cannabidiol (CBD) extraction (WK68531). This standard will cover soil conditions and testing, necessary equipment and tools, and the impact of groundwater levels. Read more “ASTM Standardization News – Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation”
Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli & Hanka Gabrielová
‘Drug Policies & Human Rights’ program, Knowmad Institut
Researchers have uncovered the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China. Read more “Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use”
Whether we choose to believe it or not, the world’s climate is changing and it is our fault.