Local farmer leading the way in growing industrial hemp

By Sheldon Compton [email protected] HIPPO – Hippo resident Todd Howard had never been employed in his adult life when he was laid off as an engineer for the coal industry in 2010. He had also never farmed a day in his life. All that was about to change. After Howard lost his job as an …

AMERICAN GREEN, INC.

American Green Inc (OTCMKTS:ERBB) recently released that the first of five ZaZZZ machines currently slated for Kentucky made headlines at the state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Update in Lexington. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture invited American Green marketing partner Chris Smith of Green Remedy (http://www.greenremedy.com) to talk about the future …

Film screening promotes Hemp History Week

By Whitney Leggett The Winchester Sun       Marijuana’s misunderstood cousin is making a comeback in Kentucky and on a local level. In 2013, the Bluegrass State became the first to legalize hemp production. Riding on the support of U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, along with Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, the legislation …

Medical marijuana company developing drug to protect NFL players’ brains

February 12, 2015 OCGreenRelief Health, Medical Marijuana, News With America in the midst of a pot revolution, companies are lining up to jump on the medical marijuana bandwagon. But 99 percent of them don’t have the exclusive license from the federal government to commercialize a medical marijuana patent currently held by the National Institutes of …

Pot growers’ new quest: U.S. patent protection for cannabis seeds

Published: Dec 24, 2014, 5:05 pm Comments (12) By Jason Blevins, The Denver Post Ben Holmes gently lowers the turntable needle onto the album, and Traffic’s “Medicated Goo,” begins to play. Steve Winwood’s wistful tenor sweeps through the Centennial Seeds laboratory: “My own homegrown recipe’ll see you through.” “Everyone stole from Stevie Winwood,” Holmes says, …

Activating cannabinoid brain receptors could replace marijuana for anxiety treatment

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the US, and its prevalence among adolescents and young adults has been increasing in recent years. But in a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers say they may have uncovered a potential way to help some individuals stop using marijuana. In the brain, …

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream

      Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cannabis mainstream. Before long, they hope, marijuana products will be as widely available as alcohol -- and just as socially acceptable. …

Official Bob Marley Marijuana Blend On the Way

Marley Natural blend will hit states where weed is legal next year Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook   By Daniel Kreps | November 19, 2014   The world's most famous reggae singer is on the verge of becoming the Marlboro Man of Marijuana: The Bob Marley estate has licensed the Legend …

Ebola.com Purchased for $200K by Marijuana Company. And It Gets Stranger From There

Jacob Davidson @JakeD Oct. 23, 2014 Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com’s owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL for at least $150,000. Now, according to a report from DomainInvesting.com, Ebola.com has been sold to a Russian company that is apparently focused on the marijuana …

Altria’s Untapped $40 Billion Market: Marijuana in the U.S.

  BY Ben Reynolds NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Marlboro cigarette maker Altria (MO) controls 50.9% of the U.S. cigarette market. The company is still gaining market share; one year ago the company controlled 50.7% of the U.S. cigarette market. The U.S. cigarette industry is slowly declining as the negative health consequences of smoking become common …

Hemp entrepreneurs can’t wait to put U.S.-grown crop to use

Published: Nov 7, 2014, 6:14 pm Comments (1) By Elana Ashanti Jefferson, The Cannabist Staff Colorado hemp farmers and entrepreneurs spent this past growing season experimenting with cultivars to find the ideal plant for our state’s high and dry growing conditions. But hemp is making inroads even in states where marijuana legalization has yet to …

Medical Marijuana Federally Legal In Canada; Capitalization Is One Of America’s Finer Points

Oct. 21, 2014 10:32 AM ET  |  Includes: BAYRY, BNRDF, GWPH, OGRMF, TWMJF Disclosure: The author is long BNRDF. (More...) Summary It has been suggested that American investors could be in violation of the Controlled Substance Act. This is debatable since Canadian MMPR medical marijuana is federally legal in Canada. Some major U.S. companies violate …

High on Marijuana Insurance

By Amy O' Connor | September 8, 2014   Specialty brokers looking to get insurers hooked on emerging industry The legal marijuana industry in the United States is experiencing tremendous growth. Legal cannabis markets in the United States are expected to grow 700 percent over the next five years, according to an industry report titled, …

Ode to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky for kicking off the hemp boom –

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Peter Clausi Ah, Kentucky: thank you for bourbon and The Derby and good basketball. Now, surprisingly, add industrial hemp to that list. Hemp is a versatile wonder herb, currently used in food, consumer textiles, building materials, plastics, biofuel, industrial products, fuel, personal care … the list goes on and …

With Farm Bill in Rearview, Kentucky Strives to Revive Hemp Industry

August 1, 2014 By Josh Long 1 Comment Posted in News, Cannabis, Regulatory Issues, Government, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Editor’s Note:This story is the fifth part in a series of articles and video documentaries that surveys the state of the legal marijuana and hemp industries.To read the previous article on hemp and marijuana executives …