Category Archives: INDUSTRY NEWS

WATCH – President Donald Trump just signed the Farm Bill, legalizing industrial hemp in the United States! – VIDEO

The moment the hemp industry has been waiting for finally happened: President Donald Trump just signed the Farm Bill, legalizing industrial hemp in the United States. What we’re seeing now is former natural food and organic entrepreneurs and executives turn their attention to hemp and CBD products, and turning them into recognizable foods. The supply chain is developing as such that it’s now possible to get high-quality CBD isolate, and add that to food. So CBD is becoming just another functional ingredient. Hemp can be…

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Cannabis referendum: NZ must be wary of replacing one ‘Reefer Madness’ with another – The Listener

With 40 states in the US yet to legalise cannabis, the industry is spending big money to promote the drug. Anyone who dares express reservations about the growing momentum to liberalise recreational cannabis use in New Zealand is apt to be directed to one of the substance’s most revered and celebrated enthusiasts. “Lively up yo’self and don’t be no drag,” sang Bob Marley in a reggae anthem that sums up the zeitgeist. The current criminalisation of cannabis has few defenders, either for its effectiveness in…

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Pharmaceutical companies worry as medical marijuana use increases

After decades of developing drugs and and monopolising the drug industry, finally big pharmaceutical companies have some competition in the form of cannabis, for conditions ranging from pain relief to Parkinson’s disease. This certainly has pharmaceutical companies worried about protecting their profits. It is already known that the pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long campaigned against cannabis legalization in order to protect their interests. As medical marijuana is decriminalized, people everywhere are discovering that the alternatives to pharmaceutical medication come…

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The DEA Just Admitted Weed Has Never Killed Anyone and Causes ‘Happiness’

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) The Drug Enforcement Agency just admitted that cannabis has never killed anyone. Ever. They also acknowledged that the little green plant, which has been used across civilizations for thousands of years, causes “merriment” and “happiness.” But they still want to keep it illegal. The new 94-page report released this week is entitled “Drugs of Abuse” and is intended to foster a better understanding of the dangers of drug consumption. “Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse,” the document opens. “Drugs of Abuse,…

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Imagine That! Police Solve Far More Murders After they Stop Arresting Cannabis Users

A new study has indicated that the Boston Police Department has drastically increased the number of homicides they solved since they stopped making arrests for marijuana. The homicide clearance rate increase by 10% following the decriminalization of marijuana in the area. “The BPD homicide unit increased the yearly Boston homicide clearance rate by nearly 10 percent […] and by more than 18 percent when the clearance rate definition was extended to include those cases awaiting grand jury decisions,” the study said. The findings were released in…

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