ThursdayOct 31, 2019 9:00 am

Licensed Hemp Farmer Accuses Canadian Bank of Illegally Closing His Account

Akeem Gardner is a licensed hemp farmer near Orangeville, Ontario.  Gardner said that his account at the TD Bank was frozen after the bank accused him of illegal activities based on his outward appearance and other false accusations. He further said that when he was dressed in business attire, the bank never flagged him, but all this changed when he tried to transfer money to a merchant three weeks ago. In an interview with BBC, Gardener, who is a 6’4 black man, was dressed in a hoodie and a toque. He adds that people from minority groups come across these…

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TuesdayOct 22, 2019 4:00 pm

Upsurge in Hemp Lobbying Observed After Legalization

For years, Ben Droz, alongside hemp trade association Vote Hemp, extolled the benefits of hemp along the streets of Washington, trying to rally enough support for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which would legalize hemp cultivation and production. Their message was simple; hemp is not the same as marijuana. They may come from the same plant species, but unlike marijuana, hemp contains minuscule levels of THC, the compound that gives users a psychoactive high when smoked or ingested. Over time, they were able to sway Former Rep. Ron Paul, Sen. Ron Wyden, and Rep. James Corner to their cause. Their…

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TuesdayOct 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Alabama Starts Receiving Hemp Cultivation Applications

CBD is, without a doubt, one of the most versatile medical treatments of the century. It has slowly been gaining approval among the public, who after experiencing the numerous benefits associated with the cannabinoid, have been quick to share and spread awareness on the compound. For a long time, the industry remained undeveloped primarily because CBD was classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, and it was illegal to handle it in any form. Not to mention the stigma that came with it due to its association with cannabis and its primary psychoactive agent, THC. The Farm Bill of 2018…

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ThursdayOct 03, 2019 9:00 am

Processing Challenges Could Cause Billions in Losses as Hemp Rots on Farms

Farmers in the United States have adopted the cultivation of hemp due to its increased prospects and abandoned mainstream crops such as soybeans which are ensnared in trade conflicts with other countries such as China. Therefore, in search of profitable alternatives, farmers have engaged in the widespread commercial planting of hemp. Cannabidiol (CBD), a hemp compound which is a nonpsychoactive ingredient of marijuana, is at the center of the wellness industry in which beauty products and dietary supplement makers are using cannabidiol in the manufacturing process. The Food and Drug Administration has not cleared the production of CBD infused foods…

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