Hemp News

A highlight of recent news and developments in the Hemp Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published its final rule on hemp. Signaling the start of an era of stability. Marking a coming end to the near-constant flux since hemp prohibition ended in the United States

"As the hemp industry grows, producers face the challenge of cultivating a crop that has received comparatively little scientific study, and that can become unusable – and illegal – if it develops too much of the psychoactive chemical THC.

In a new study, Cornell researchers have determined that a hemp plant’s propensity to “go hot” – become too high in THC – is determined by genetics. Not as a stress response to growing conditions, contrary to popular belief."

Congratulations farmers on a successful 2020! According to a recent survey, 90% of growers were farming for cannabinoids and only 9% of crops tested hot. The survey also found that over half of the famers polled reported pest issues.

Back in November, Europe’s hemp industry hits a milestone. The European Union’s top court liberated CBD from the jurisdiction of an international drug treaty. Declaring that hemp-derived cannabidiol is not a narcotic.

Hemp groups in France and elsewhere in Europe gave the five judges a standing ovation for the ruling. Declaring that France’s national ban on marketing hemp-derived CBD products violated EU law on the free movement of goods.

The popular idea that β-myrcene, a monoterpene, has the ability to alter the permeability of the blood brain barrier (BBB). May be just a myth! Science shows a lack of evidence for this at its core, but may other terpenes still be the answer?