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California Moves Forward with Industrial Hemp

Positive Future #293 (Feature photo – Hemp Field – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) With hundreds of uses for industrial hemp, many farming enterprises are eager for diversity and another cash crop. California recently upgraded is industrial hemp laws, helping pave the path to a plant that uses less water than other crops and needs little to not pesticides. You can read Hemp Magazine’s full story here: https://thehempmag.com/2018/10/california-moves-forward-with-hemp-pilot-program/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Is Hemp More Important Than We Think?

Positive Future #287 (Feature photo – Hemp – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Hemp Today, recently reported how one non-profit focused on economic and social justice is turning to hemp. Called Her Many Voices Foundation, Alicia Fall explains the desperate situation in Haiti, and how her organization is looking to hemp for a practical solution to ease the situation. Plans are to use hemp to restore depleted soils, ease hunger and become a cornerstone of new economic activity. You can read the full story here: https://hemptoday.net/haiti-hemp-project/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Canada Now Allows CBD Products from Hemp

Positive Future #285 (Feature photo – The Flag of Canada – Public Domain) Industrial Hemp agriculture in Canada has been allowed and overseen by the country’s industrial Hemp Regulations. Recent legislation has now made it legal to grow hemp for CBD oil production. Thanks to provision in Canadian Bill C-45, the legal uses of Hemp have been expanded. This is big news, as companies that produce CBD can now legally purchase field-grown hemp flower. The new law also opens doors for hemp growers to move product into the global CBD oil market. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Hemp in Space

Positive Future #277 (Feature photo – International Space Station – courtesy of NASA) Space Tango – a company that leads commercial research aboard the International Space Station – has just formed a subsidiary to experiment in space with hemp’s medicinal properties. Space Tango wants to use the benefits of a low gravity environment to study the plant biology and properties of hemp. The hope is to discover new biomedical applications for hemp on Earth. You can read the full report here: https://spacetango.com/space-tango-launches-microgravity-hemp-enterprise/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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California Governor Signs Landmark Hemp Legislation

Touch the Soil News #1137 (Feature photo – California Governor Jerry Brown – public domain) California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1409 on Sunday September 30, 2018. Going into effect on January 1, 2019, the law brings California’s hemp laws up to date by adding pilot program status to California Department of Food and Agriculture’s registration program. This now makes 40 states that have moved hemp production forward by adopting a pilot program to sanction hemp farming. You can read the full story here: https://www.votehemp.com/press_releases/governor-brown-signs-landmark-hemp-legislation-sb-1409/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Rhode Island Approves Hemp-Growing Permits

Positive Future #270 (Feature photo – Hemp – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The Providence Journal reports that Rhode Island farmers can now apply for a state license to grow hemp. Getting a license requires a $2,500 fee, a criminal background check, laboratory testing of the hemp after harvest and a tracking system on what is sold. At present, there are provisions in the pending 2018 Farm Bill, which may not be passed until after this fall’s elections. The Farm Bill would provide guidelines for growing hemp in all states with less restriction. You can read the full story here: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180930/hemp-will-be-cropping-up-on-ri-farms Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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What’s Up for the Hemp CBD Oil Market?

Positive Future #268 (Feature photo – Hemp Oil – CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain) Hemp Today, released an insightful review of CBD market projections in the U.S. Forecasters have predicted hemp CBD oil sales to reach anywhere from $1.8 billion to $22 billion by 2022. The article looks at issues that drive or dampen the CBD oil market. You can read the full report here: https://hemptoday.net/cbd-market-projections/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Where is Hemp Going?

Positive Future #264 (Feature photo – Hemp Seed – CCA SA 3.0 Austria) Sean Murphy, the founder and publisher of Hemp Business Journal, provides a full presentation on the history and future of hemp CBD oil. CBD is a food ingredient and dietary supplement. For the growers and industry suppliers, Sean’s presentation provides many insights. You can view the video below and also go directly to the Hemp Business Journal website: https://www.hempbizjournal.com/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Charleston Hemp Company Survives Hurricane Florence

Positive Future #262 (Feature photo – Hemp Oil – Courtesy of Charleston Hemp Company https://www.charlestonhempcompany.org/ ) With damages now estimated at more than $38 billion, Hurricane Florence is moving into the history books and onto the financial system that must be resilient enough to re-build the damage. Hemp Magazine carries and interesting story about David Bulick and the events surrounding how he saved his 2018 hemp crop. You can read the full story here: https://thehempmag.com/2018/09/carolina-hemp-farmers-recover-from-hurricane-florence/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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AgroPro – Europe’s Largest Organic Hemp Company

Touch the Soil News #1125 (Feature photo – Hemp Farm – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) AgroPro in Eastern Europe has over 4,000 acres under contract production. Along with its sister company Borela UAB (hemp processor), the company has just been acquired by a Canadian company for over $6 million. The Hemp plant has three important parts: 1) Seeds which are used for food and personal care products, 2) Leaves and flowers which produce CBD used in wellness products, supplements and beauty products, 3) Stalks which are used to produce fibers for paper, building materials, clothing and other textiles. You can read the full story here: http://www.globalaginvesting.com/aurora-cannabis-acquires-europes-largest-organic-hemp-producer/ Want More? – Sign…

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