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Can Legal Hemp Save Agriculture?

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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 […]

New Study to Explore Benefits of CBD for Veterans with PTSD by Terpenes and Testing

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A new clinical study has been launched by Alternative Health, Inc as announced in a press release from the company. The study will look into the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of veterans suffering with PTSD. The charge will be led by Wes Clark Jr., a veteran who is passionate about providing safe […]

Should Hemp be Certified Organic?

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The organic certification of hemp has been a confusing and sometimes controversial topic. Certification of hemp is relatively new in the United States and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has changed their stance on hemp certification many times. The ambiguity of organic hemp has perplexed both hemp farmers and consumers for the past […]

Will Hemp Be Legal in 2018?

This past week, the United States made progress toward the federal legalization of hemp. On Thursday, April 12th, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced Senate Bill 2667, titled the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. In addition, House Bill 5485, a companion to S. 2667, was […]

What is Industrial Hemp (and Where Does it Come From?)

Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant that is grown for industrial purpose. The emphasis here is placed on industrial. Unlike marijuana, a cannabis plant used for recreational and medical purposes, hemp has many—you got it—industrial uses, including paper, textiles, plastics, construction, food, and fuel. Hemp also contains low levels of THC, the infamous […]