Laura Drotleff

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Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts...

Hemp group sues Kentucky agriculture, police leaders over delta-8 THC ban, raids

The Kentucky Hemp Association claims that state police are illegally raiding legal hemp retail stores as they look for delta-8 THC products and is asking a state judge to put a stop...

USDA planning wide-scale hemp production survey

Federal agriculture officials are once again asking the White House for permission to send a survey to 20,000 farmers in an effort to gather hemp production data. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is...

New West Genetics first hemp participant in Wells Fargo clean-tech incubator

A hemp genomics company in Fort Collins, Colorado, is getting money for research and development at a facility run by the U.S. Department of Energy. New West Genetics is the first hemp company...

Michigan governor signs legislation to regulate delta-8 THC products

Skyscrapers at Detroit United state of America. After a rash of states banned hemp-derived delta-8 THC when the unregulated products took regulators by surprise, Michigan is the first to pass legislation that will...

Connecticut bans unlicensed sales of hemp-derived THC products

When Connecticut approved the legalization of adult-use marijuana last month, it became the latest state to institute a ban on hemp-derived THC products, including delta-8 THC and delta-10 THC, for companies without...

Hemp distribution firm merges with Marijuana Company of America

Florida-based hemp and CBD distribution company cDistro has been acquired by the Marijuana Company of America, a diversified cannabis holding company based in Los Angeles. The merger-acquisition, completed Wednesday, was a stock-for-stock deal...

Hemp twice as effective at capturing carbon than trees, UK researcher says

A University of Cambridge researcher revealed that hemp crops can capture atmospheric carbon more effectively than forests, while also providing carbon-negative biomaterials. Darshil Shah, a senior researcher at the Centre for Natural Material...

Laura Drotleff