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Hemp’s Role in a $7.4 Billion Plant-Based Foods Market
While the global food supply chain has been shaken by crop shortages, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more logistical disruptions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the plant-based foods market has shown remarkable resilience, and the hemp sector is looking to establish the grain as a superfood.
April 28, 2022 | New Frontier Data | Read The Article
Number of CBD products with preliminary approval in UK balloons to nearly 6,000
An additional 2,445 CBD wholesale products have been preliminarily approved by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), bringing the total number of products that still have a chance for full authorization to roughly 6,000. FSA added the products yesterday in response to an uproar over its approval system that followed the March 31 release of an original list of 3,536 products that advanced in the agency’s system for certifying new or “novel” foods...
April 28, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article
Lab Study: Over 50% of Hemp Delta-9 Products Are Mislabeled, and Get You Higher Than Cannabis
The cannabinoid trends have come full circle. After CBD hit the mainstream, hemp companies realized there was a lot of potential in delta-8 THC, and around that time, tons of new contenders popped up, including delta-10, THC-O, THC-P, bulk amanita mushrooms and HHC, but one familiar name has come back around to dominate the industry: delta-9 THC. It’s the only cannabinoid that’s been specifically made illegal, but through the specific definitions used in the bill that resurrected the hemp industry, companies have found a way to get it on the market, apparently legally.
April 25, 2022 | CBD Oracle by Lee Johnson | Read The Article
DEA and hemp group’s lawyers spar over THC and Farm Bill’s intent
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hit back at the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Tuesday, restating its position that cannabis extracts that go beyond the limit for THC during the production process fall under the agency’s purview. DEA and HIA lawyers sparred in a U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia yesterday. HIA and South Carolina CBD skin care maker RE Botanicals filed a lawsuit challenging the rule in September 2020. The DEA rule, which has yet to be enforced, would criminalize CBD hemp at any point in the production process when the material’s THC levels rise above the federal limit of 0.3%, under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act...
April 20, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article
Denim Company Launching Collection Made with U.S.-Grown Hemp
Cone Denim is partnering with hemp processing firm BastCore on a U.S.-grown hemp denim collection using hemp cultivated in Alabama and U.S.-derived cotton dyed with natural indigo grown in Tennessee. Using hemp in the production of denim instead of cotton saves 50% of the water used in production and requires no chemicals, wet processing, pesticides, or herbicides, the report says...
April 18, 2022 | Ganjapreneur by TG Branfalt | Read The Article
Russian invasion of Ukraine further upends cannabis supply chain
Global supply-chain woes – first triggered by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 – have been exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the U.S. cannabis industry is expected to feel the added fallout for months. Several ancillary company executives told MJBizDaily the problems are likely to continue this year, further forcing up costs and making it even more difficult for companies to secure key supplies such as specialty packaging, chemical solvents used in concentrate production and stainless steel...
April 7, 2022 | By John Schroyer, Chief Correspondent MJBiz Daily | Read The Article
Study: Cattle Fed CBDA-Rich Hemp Have Reduced Stress
A recent study by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine found that feeding cattle CBDA-rich hemp decreased the animals’ stress hormone cortisol and inflammation biomarkers. A study by researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine suggests that feeding cattle hemp with high cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) content led to reduced stress and increased the times the cattle lie down, according to a Beef Central report.
April 7, 2022 | Ganjapreneur By TG Branfalt | Read The Article