Hemp Industry

Researchers Refers Reddit to Understand What Kinds of Marijuana Posts Influenced Legalization Attitudes

Social media is a powerful tool in shaping political discourse, and a recent study that examined Reddit posts spanning over a decade sheds light on exactly what kinds of conversations may have influenced the public’s shift in support of marijuana legalization. A Brown University researcher used machine learning to analyze more than three million Reddit …

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Understanding the Secondary market for Cannabis Greenhouses

Over the past year, cannabis operators have made headlines by taking state-of-the-art greenhouses offline and putting them up for sale. Some invested deeply in greenhouses and cutting-edge technology before hitting profitability, which added to other financial strain. They’re now offloading those greenhouse facilities – often at significant financial losses. Consider: The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings …

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German Groups Rolls Out 100-Days Program to Boost Hemp-Sector

Two key German associations are calling on the incoming government coalition to urgently establish a program that will promote industrial hemp as a strategy to capture CO2 from the atmosphere while also fueling economic development. The Cannabis Industry Association (BvCW) and the Federal Association for Sustainability (BVNG) urged the new government to set up a …

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Democrats Declares Plan to Let Iowa Voters Decide On Marijuana Legalization amid GOP Confrontation

Iowa Democrats are done waiting for the GOP-controlled legislature to act on marijuana reform. So on Tuesday, a group of legislators announced that they will soon be introducing a constitutional amendment to let voters decide on the issue of regulating cannabis “in a way similar to the way we regulate the use of alcohol by …

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GOP Congressman Lashes Marijuana Legalization Deferral on Democrats & Congressional Black Caucus

A GOP congressman says Democrats—and specifically the Congressional Black Caucus—are to blame for Congress’s inability to pass a federal marijuana legalization bill. That’s despite the fact that nearly every Democrat in the House voted to legalize cannabis last year while all but five Republicans voted against it. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talked about the history …

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USDA Approves Virginia’s State plan for Hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Virginia’s hemp plan, making the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) the regulator for hemp production. Under the approved program: Applicants for grower’s licenses must submit a criminal history report to VDACS. THC field tests must be performed 30 days before each hemp lot is …

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Curaleaf Set To Acquire Arizona Dispensary for Whopping $13 Million

Curaleaf Announces Agreement to Acquire Natural Remedy Patient Center In Arizona Curaleaf continues its Arizona expansion, adding tenth dispensary in the state Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Natural Remedy …

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How to Side-Step to Best Cannabis Packaging Suppliers

Finding the right packaging supplier for a marijuana or hemp business can be rife with pitfalls. Supply-chain issues, long lead times, bad culture fits – the list of potential problems is long. To sidestep such risks, find suppliers who focus on quality, communication and transparency, to name a few desirable qualities. That’s according to the …

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Adoption of Legal Cannabis Reforms Propels New Job Opportunities

By Oliver Bennett, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data Despite ending another year compromised by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the legal cannabis industry can afford some optimism looking toward 2022. While the pandemic remains an ongoing crisis, with Europe adopting frequently updated restrictions, there are nevertheless positive trends taking shape for the industry in the …

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Five Facts to Discern about USDA’s Hemp Corp Insurance Package

More than 13 months after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out two pilot crop insurance programs for the hemp industry’s 2020 growing season. There are five key details for cultivators to know about them: #1) CBD Qualifies for Crop Insurance When hemp was made federally legal under the …

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