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.
PRESS RELEASE 17 April 2019
GIVE US OUR HEMP BACK!
Brussels, 17 April 2019 – The recent change in the Novel Food Catalogue, which is not a binding document, brought many negative consequences on the EU industrial hemp sector. Even if hemp extracts are not formally and legally forbidden by Europe, disproportionate and senseless measures
have been taken against food products containing CBD in many European countries. In reaction to incorrect and misleading information in the media, EIHA prepared a Press Note to provide a clear and factual overview of the current legislative framework of hemp extracts in Europe.
Background – Without industry consultation, the wording of the Novel Food catalogue was changed in January 2019. As a result, and according to the Novel Food Catalogue today: Read more “GIVE US OUR HEMP BACK! PRESS RELEASE”
When François Peaucellier talks about soil, he sounds like a sommelier. “It’s full of little leaves,” says the French farmer, holding up a clod from his field. “The earth is supple and beautiful. There is a surface life that is superb.”
Peaucellier, who grows cereals and vegetables on a 200-hectare farm in the Hauts-de-France region north of Paris, is part of small but growing movement of farmers who are cutting back on pesticides not so much out of concerns for human health — but because they worry about what it does to the soil. Read more “Concerns over glyphosate pass from human health to the soil”