Day: January 10, 2022

Scotts Miracle-Gro Pours-In Big Bucks for Expanding Cannabis Holdings Amid Expected Sales Decline

Scotts Miracle-Gro said that first-quarter sales of its New York-based Hawthorne Gardening Co. hydroponic business are expected to decline about 40% because of a slowdown in the cannabis market and supply-chain disruptions. Scotts noted the expected decline Tuesday while also announcing the acquisitions of two California-based companies to strengthen its cannabis-related business, Hawthorne: Luxx Lighting for $215 …

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Cannabis is Clogging the Planet, It Doesn’t Have To

The Frontline is celebrating 4/20 by looking at sustainability in the cannabis industry, whose expansion in the U.S. may worsen greenhouse gas emissions if we’re not careful. BIPOC cannabis advocates can help the industry reconnect to the land in holistic ways. Photograph by Dan Martensen / Trunk Archive About once a month, I buy myself a …

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Psychedelic Church Receives Anti-Drug GOP Senator Help for Fight against DEA and IRS

A Republican U.S. senator who’s known as staunchly anti-drug has apparently been helping an Iowa church that wants to incorporate the psychedelic brew ayahuasca into its ceremonies—even if he hasn’t changed his overall views about drug policy. Specifically, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) office has tried to help the church get answers about requests it filed …

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Lemoal Lemoal Builds First Ever Hempcrete Building in France: Step Forward Towards Sustainable Development

Paris studio Lemoal Lemoal has used hempcrete blocks to build the Pierre Chevet sports centre in France, which the studio believes is the country’s first public building built from the biomaterial. Named Pierre Chevet, the 380 square-metre sports hall is located in the town of Croissy-Beaubourg near Paris. The sports hall has hempcrete block walls Lemoal Lemoal used the building as an opportunity to experiment …

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Mississippi Senator Plucks Hemp Bud to Governor’s Office: Protests Medical Marijuana Bill Possession Limits

Medical marijuana, income tax reform, legislative redistricting, teacher pay, the rebuilding of the ballot initiative process and more than $1.6 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act waiting for appropriation are high on the agenda of the 2022 Mississippi legislative session. As they returned on January 4, lawmakers faced a massive slate …

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New Funding Program Can benefit Italian farmers Score €300 per hectare

Italian hemp farmers can get up to €300 per hectare of hemp grown under a funding program recently set in motion. The Italian government earmarked €3 million in government funds for hemp from a total €10 million aimed at advancing the development of “minor supply chains.” “Now hemp will be able to count on the first funds to …

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