WednesdayJul 31, 2019 4:00 pm

Ohio Legalizes Hemp and its Derivatives

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill on Tuesday (July 30) that makes it legal for farmers in the state to grow industrial hemp and also allows manufacturers and processors to extract CBD from the crop. Speaking at the signing ceremony, DeWine said that the onus was now upon Ohio farmers to weigh their needs, assess the market for hemp, and then join the industry if they see an opportunity to make a profit. Industrial hemp contains trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Under the new Ohio law, hemp and its derivatives, such as CBD…

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WednesdayJul 31, 2019 9:00 am

3 Key Questions for the Arizona Hemp Program Advisory Committee

Arizona is one of the at least 40 U.S. states which have enacted hemp laws to bring the state laws in line with the federal policy which removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and put it under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Now the state of Arizona has set up a hemp advisory committee to help the state’s Department of Agriculture to draft the rules which will govern hemp growers, processors and other hemp industry players. The following are some of the key questions that the advisory committee will consider as it does its work. What Happens When…

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TuesdayJul 30, 2019 4:00 pm

Senate Minority Leader Cuts Ribbon on Planned Hemp Facility in New York

Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate Minority Leader, cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the unveiling of a new industrial hemp park in New York yesterday (July 29). The facility will be owned by Canopy Growth Corp., a multinational marijuana company. Canopy Growth intends to invest at least $150 million in this industrial park. The company reveals that this project was made possible by the help of Gov. Cuomo (D) and Sen. Schumer who helped the firm to identify an ideal location for the facility. It is estimated that the hemp park will create at least 400 well-paying jobs for the…

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TuesdayJul 30, 2019 9:00 am

Gov. Polis FDA and USDA to Speak at Denver Hemp Conference

Gov. Jared Polis and officials from the FDA and USDA are lined up to speak at an upcoming hemp conference that will be held in Denver, Colorado on Aug. 15 and 16. This two-day event is organized by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). After the Farm Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Trump, industrial hemp was removed from the list of controlled substances and it now falls under the ambit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The country is waking up to the huge potential of industrial hemp, but players in the CBD industry are still…

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MondayJul 29, 2019 4:00 pm

Coalition Urges USDA to Limit Hemp Industry Felony Ban Implementation

A coalition of farmers, drug policy organizations and state agricultural officials have written a letter calling on the U.S Department of Agriculture to limit the interpretation and implementation of a ban on the participation in the newly legalized hemp industry by people who have a felony drug conviction. The Senate Agriculture Committee chair released this letter to the public during a committee hearing on Thursday as officials from the federal government gave the lawmakers updates regarding the progress that they had so far made towards implementing the Farm Act of 2018 which legalized hemp. The 2018 Farm Act also carries…

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MondayJul 29, 2019 12:29 pm

SinglePoint Inc. (SING) Sees Growth Across Multiple Revenue Streams

Direct Solar achieved more than $3 million in solar contracts in just 60 days SING has expanded into the commercial solar market, opening up additional revenue streams CEO shared news from multiple revenue streams on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) is a well-diversified holding company. What started as a full-service, mobile-technology provider has grown into a recognized brand with multiple revenue streams. A recent acquisition in alternative energy has exceeded the company’s expectations, and growth is abundant across all of the company’s revenue streams. Direct Solar, a subsidiary of SING, is a leading solar energy brokerage providing customers…

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FridayJul 26, 2019 10:27 am

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) Continues to Build Steam in California’s Cannabis Marketplace

Marijuana Company of America has begun accepting signups for its San Fernando Valley-based Viva Buds cannabis delivery venture as the official August launch draws near Viva Buds offers consumers the opportunity to not only receive cannabis products at a low market price but also to earn income from referring the service to others MCOA recently announced an LOI for a joint venture designed as a large farming operation for hemp-based CBD production, extractions and sales Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) continues to build steam in its efforts to light up the enormous California cannabis market, announcing an expanded hempSMART…

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ThursdayJul 25, 2019 11:41 am

MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO) Counters Use of Controversial Pesticides with Natural, Effective Biopesticides and Biofertilizers

A reversal of the federal ban on the use of controversial pesticides linked to potential health disorders illustrates a pressing need for MustGrow’s patented technology for natural biopesticide solutions MustGrow’s research and development program focuses on a portfolio of natural biopesticides and biofertilizers, and it is expanding into the cannabis and tobacco industries Global crop protection is a multibillion-dollar market that’s expected to surge over the next five years The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to allow the use of two chemical pesticides – chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor, both made by Corteva Agriscience, formerly part of DowDuPont – highlights the importance…

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ThursdayJul 25, 2019 11:25 am

SinglePoint Inc. (SING) Focuses on New Technologies, Offers Diverse Opportunities

SinglePoint focuses on acquisitions of undervalued, cash-flow positive, high-potential companies SinglePoint recently closed an acquisition of Direct Solar of America The company’s diverse portfolio covers a wide range of sectors SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) is on a mission to seize opportunities via an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the company specializes in acquisitions of small to mid-sized firms, with a focus on new technologies, including payment processing, industrial hemp and renewable energy solutions. Established in 2007, SinglePoint works with key company management personnel to develop successful candidate acquisition targets. These target companies…

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ThursdayJul 25, 2019 10:22 am

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) Agreement Increases Reach of Ingested Cannabis Absorption Technology

Cannabis users have historically preferred to inhale smoke from the burned plant in order to achieve rapid-onset absorption of its properties, but Lexaria Bioscience is making it possible to achieve similar results through oral ingestion Lexaria’s revolutionary DehydraTECH technology allows cannabis users to eliminate the unhealthy effects of smoking from their routines, and the product is being tested with nicotine as well Cannabis-infused edibles sales are expected to climb from about $1 billion currently to about $4.1 billion by 2022 Consumable bioactive product innovator Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) will expand the reach of its revolutionary DehydraTECH technology…

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