Across the UK an increasing number of farmers, smallholders and business people are eyeing the expanding global hemp industry and sensing the time may be right for investing in a crop that is relatively easy to grow, environmentally friendly and offers infinite end-use opportunities.
It’s California and it’s the late 1960’s. The hippie movement is coming to an end, but the vibes of the counterculture re-main strong. People must go on with their lives, but they don’t want to just give in like the rest of society.
After a brief hiatus, we recently heard from one of our good friends, Todd Moon aka Hempster Luna, and had the chance to catch up on his latest escapdes. Last time we spoke he was planning on heading off to a start a new venture, which sadly fell through, but, as the aying goes, you can’t keep a good man down.
Major developments are happening in the global cannabis industry. Most recently, the European Union legalized a cannabinoid-based medication for patients aged two years and above who suffer from rare types of epilepsy; Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The name of that medication was Epidiolex – produced by British drug company GW Pharmaceuticals.
Introduction to the current situation in California by third-generation Emerald Triangle Farmer Casey O’Neill:
Actions by states to reduce criminal penalties for marijuana use and possession are fueling momentum for the broader movement to legalize cannabis and have it serve as an economic engine for cash-strapped coffers, industry members and policy experts say.
Since Colorado launched adult-use sales back in 2014, becoming the first U.S. State to legalise recreational use of the plant, the ‘centennial State’ has already turned over $6 billion in cannabis sales revenue. This is according to the Colorado department of revenue.
Students in New Zealand will have the chance to learn all about medicinal cannabis at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
It’s fairly common knowledge that cannabis has been used throughout the course of human history. In fact, many professionals speculate it’s been used for ropes and fabrics since the Neolithic age.
Illinois is set to be the 11th US state to legalize recreational cannabis with taxation revenues to help poor communities and address social inequities.