Monthly Archives: November 2018

The biggest health food trends of 2019 have been revealed

The biggest health food trends of 2019 have been revealed

From charcoal lattes to moon milk, our Instagram feeds have been inundated with more social media-worthy snaps of health foods than ever before this year. But with the run-up to Christmas well underway, it leaves us wondering what’s in store for our 2019 Pinterest board. Thankfully, Whole Foods has unveiled its predictions with a definitive […]

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Hemp

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Hemp

1. Hemp, Medical, and Recreational Cannabis are All the Same Although industrial hemp, medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana are all members of the cannabis family, hemp is distinguished from other cannabis species by its extremely low THC content. While medical and recreational cannabis often contain THC levels upwards of 25%, hemp varieties contain less than […]

Mitch McConnell’s Farm Bill Could Blow Up the CBD Market

Mom is going to be buying CBD at Walgreens if this bill passes.

CBD is already big business in America with hundreds of millions of dollars in sales every year. But the market for pot’s second most famous compound might soon skyrocket thanks to a somewhat unlikely ally: Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. The powerful Republican from Kentucky included provisions in this year’s Farm Bill that would fully legalize […]

Lawmakers reach tentative farm bill deal after months-long impasse

A truck passes the Brooklyn Elevator before unloading in Brooklyn, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Key lawmakers said Wednesday they have reached a tentative deal on a massive farm bill, breaking a months-long impasse over legislation that doles out more than $400 billion in federal funds for farm subsidies, food stamps and conservation efforts. Lawmakers have been at odds over a House GOP proposal to boost work requirements for food […]

Enthusiasm over CBD helps fuel growing hemp market in Vermont

Enthusiasm over CBD helps fuel growing hemp market in Vermont

The number of farmers who registered with the state of Vermont to grow hemp rose more than 400 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to the state Agency of Agriculture. The amount of acreage reported to be under cultivation increased 450 percent, with growth spread fairly evenly around the state. Hemp cultivation has risen rapidly […]

Forget THC! Cannabidiol (CBD) Is the Marijuana Industry’s Moneymaker

Ready or not, legal marijuana is taking North America by storm. Even though the U.S. federal government has held firm on marijuana as a Schedule I drug (i.e., entirely illegal, prone to abuse, and not recognized as having any medical benefits), we’ve nevertheless witnessed 32 states legalize medical weed in some capacity. To our south, […]

CBD For Crohn’s Disease: How CBD Oil Helps Manage My Chronic Illness

CBD for Crohn's Diseases

I sat in the gastroenterologist’s office at seventeen after a marathon of blood tests, -oscopies, and exams when my GI handed me photos of my intestines and told me I had Crohn’s disease, a chronic form of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation and scarring of the intestine. That was nearly ten years ago, and […]

Can Legal Hemp Save Agriculture?

Hemp Legal hemp plant

Last week, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell promised that the final version of the long-delayed Farm Bill would include the legalization of hemp. Congress’s top Republican, interestingly enough, has become a vocal champion of the versatile crop in the last five years, which is presently making a comeback in McConnell’s Kentucky—after the War on Drugs […]

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