Gov. Abbott signs bill allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Industrial hemp will now be a market Texas farmers can explore in the state. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill legalizing the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp in Texas this week. Federal changes through the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the list of Schedule I substances, paving the way for […]

Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Bio-plastics made from hemp are a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastics that have become the scourge of the ocean. Plastic is a significant source of pollution. It’s with harmful additives, made from oil and takes hundreds of years (or longer) to degrade. A patch of plastic and sludge the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific […]

The Amazing World of Hemp: Hempcrete – the Most Sustainable Building Material on Earth

Building materials, textiles, and plastics, in this 3-part series, we’ll explore some of the ways hemp is set to change the world. Concrete, steel, and wood pale in comparison as a sustainable building material to the plant known to grow like a weed — hemp. With construction consuming a whopping 40% of the world’s global […]

Iowa governor signs law enabling industrial hemp production

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that allows Iowa farmers to legally grow industrial hemp. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month. The bill Reynolds signed Monday allows licensed growers to cultivate the crop on up to 40 acres. First, however, the Iowa […]

Levi’s found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

With the legalization of hemp in the United States last December, the industry has been exploding: Reports and Data estimates it’ll be worth $13.03 billion by 2026. While you’ve probably noticed hemp-derived CBD products everywhere, hemp also has major implications for sustainable clothing — and denim icon Levi Strauss & Co. has made significant progress […]

Alabama Approves 180 Applications To Grow Hemp In the State

Alabama’s  Department of Agriculture and Industries recently approved 180 applications to grow hemp in Alabama. On Thursday the ADAI released information on those applicants. They include 152 growers 59 processors 5 universities All are  licensed to legally grow, cultivate, process, and research industrial hemp in 2019. “We have had a significant interest in the Alabama Industrial Hemp […]

Leukemia & Hemp Derived CBD

CANCER x STATS Cancer has become a major public health concern in the United States and around the globe. It is estimated that one in four deaths in the US are due to cancer. Statistics from 2005 estimated that 1.4 million people were diagnosed with cancer that year and the estimated amount of deaths was […]