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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Calls For Open International Cannabis Trade

Chris Moore     Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called for open international cannabis trade in his keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association this week. In his thirty-minute speech, Fox said he believed that Mexico and Canada could become the world leaders in both medical and recreational marijuana exports. To this end, he […]

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Kentucky hemp acres swell and Louisville facility opens to handle demand

Farm Press Staff Industrial hemp is grown on a research plot at University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.   Kentucky has the nation’s largest industrial hemp pilot project, and a new processing plant, which uses hemp and other agricultural feedstocks, is slated to open in Louisville to meet growing demand. “This new facility […]

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Permaculture and Cannabis

By: Scott Pearse | Photographs: Cyril Guthridge   First off, a lot of you may be wondering, what is permaculture? Cyril Guthridge of Waterdog Herb Farm defines permaculture as “designing a natural system that is going to take care of and feed itself over the long haul.” It’s a term that has recently gained a […]

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Jamaica – Prime Minister says the time has come for the construction sector to embrace new hemp technology

By Garwin Davis Photo: JIS Photographer – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), converses with Co-Founder of Tiny House Enterprises, Andrew Morrison (right), during a tour of a ‘tiny house’, which was on display at the opening of the Build Expo and Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June […]

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Are ‘Hemp Homes’ the New Granny Pods?

Mary Kate Nelson   Step aside, “granny pods” — it’s all about “hemp homes” now. That’s according to Pat Rasmussen, the Washington state resident behind a project aimed at building affordable, tiny homes for seniors using hemp materials and solar panels. The specific hemp material—hemp hurd—can be mixed with water and lime to make “hempcrete,” […]

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Pot Casino? Native American Tribe Sparks Marijuana Business — Tax Free

Robert W. Wood (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)   As governments try to exact on taxes to cash in, the idea of a tax-free ticket to the industry is not lost on Native Americans. Some tribes are considering changes to tribal laws as well as looking at commercial opportunities. California’s Pinoleville Pomo Nation was poised as the first tribe to grow […]

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I Tried a Hemp Facial and the Relaxation Just Wouldn’t Quit

BY LINDSAY TUCKER   Living in Colorado in 2017 means hearing about marijuana daily: the medicinal benefits, new grow operations, and (let’s face it) the recreational puff-puff pass, are all the rage right now. What we don’t hear much about, however, is the actual hemp plant — a specific variety of Cannabis with myriad uses […]

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The scientific secret behind hemp’s efficiency

By Ricardo Oliveira   Hemp plants grow considerably tall and thick, and in the period of just one year they accumulate a large biomass. Surprisingly, this rate of growth requires little human input and is largely constant across different environmental conditions. The fact that hemp has been planted from the tropics up to the Arctic […]

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Seniors Build the First Hemp Tiny Homes in Washington State

By Pat Rasmussen Pat Rasmussen in front of tiny home built by Joseph Becker of ION Ecobuilding for his small family. Courtesy Michelle Burke   I dream of living in a tiny home with hemp insulation and solar panels on top. Suddenly finding myself 71, I’ve realized I need a safe, secure, warm home, a […]

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Four Canadian women explain how cannabis made their periods better

By Ivy Jackson   According to a 2016 study by the health app Clue, in partnership with the International Women’s Health Coalition, only 34 per cent of Canadian women feel comfortable talking about periods. This might explain why so many of us remain oddly discreet about menstruation, quickly tucking a bullet-shaped bit of rayon or […]

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