Hemp Politics – India’s role in the global hemp market

India’s Hemp Politics remain a point of contention, but the useful green plant is starting to turn some heads.

Hemp Politics

With the global market growing quickly, it’s not surprising to hear that some entrepreneurs in India are gaining interest in this versatile plant.

Hemp is part of the cannabis sativa family, a relative of marijuana. However, hemp is grown for its industrial uses, not as a recreational drug. In fact, hemp contains no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marijuana, whereas marijuana contains 15-30 percent.

In July 2018, industrial hemp became legal in the province of Uttarakhand. This is the first province in India to do so, but likely not the last.

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Hemp in the News – Kentucky celebrates its hemp success and future

Celebrations in Kentucky put Hemp in the News this week. A group of advocates, known as the Kentucky Hempsters, hosted an event to celebrate the triumph of the 2018 farm bill.

Hemp in the News

President Trump’s signature on the bill made industrial hemp legal as an agricultural commodity, and removed hemp from the federal list of controlled substances.

This law change is immensely beneficial to farmers. It presents a new, versatile crop that will help them expand and diversify their farms. A significant change is that farmers will be able to get insurance now, which they couldn’t before.

With its many uses and recent legalization, industrial hemp has a very bright future in Kentucky.

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Uses of Hemp – Turkey to revitalize its once-thriving crop

Turkey wants to cash in on the many Uses of Hemp by ramping up its hemp production.

Uses of Hemp

Industrial hemp was once a thriving crop in Turkey. It has diminished significantly, but lawmakers are looking to revitalize the industry. They recognize the many uses of hemp, from automotive to medical uses, and want to tap in to the industry.

Although Turkey was once one of the world leaders of hemp production, it currently imports a large amount of materials for various industries, such as automotive, paper and textiles. Growing more hemp would reduce import costs and increase their independence.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana – A closer look at the 2018 Farm Bill

The questions around Hemp vs. Marijuana have been ongoing for quite some time now, but the 2018 Farm Bill has finally set them apart.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

In December 2018, the U.S. Federal Government approved the legalization of industrial hemp, making it an agricultural commodity along the likes of grain, meat and dairy.

While hemp has been removed from the list of controlled substances, marijuana has not been so lucky. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two plants, and why marijuana remains on the list.

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Hemp in the News – Montana is ready for hemp industry expansion

Montana put Hemp in the News this week as the state is well positioned for expansion of its hemp production and significant market growth.

Hemp in the News

Now that hemp growing has been legalized in the U.S., Montana is reviewing its potential for major growth in the hemp industry. Ben Thomas of the Montana Department of Agriculture says the law change has broadened the range of products the state can produce.

Previously, hemp was only permitted under pilot programs, and was grown for research purposes only. Now that hemp is a legal crop nationwide, the opportunities are wide open.

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Hemp Politics – Government shutdown puts opportunities for Iowa farmers on hold

In U.S. Hemp Politics, farmers are eager to get started with growing hemp, but the government shutdown has put them on hold.

Hemp Politics

Although President Trump approved the Farm Bill last month, shutting down the government is making it impossible for farmers to move forward. The Farm Bill included a provision to legalize hemp growing and for hemp to finally be removed from the list of Controlled Substances.

There is a lot of potential for Iowa farmers to capitalize on hemp cultivation. However, as long as the government is closed for business, they won’t be able to complete the necessary forms.

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Hemp Nutrition – Add hemp to your meals for a daily boost of nutrition

Knowledge of Hemp Nutrition and the health benefits of these super little seeds is still a fairly new notion for most people, but it’s high time we take a closer look at these nutritional gems.

Hemp Nutrition

In Australia, hemp has only been legal to eat for just over a year. It was made legal for human consumption in November 2017.

Hemp seeds come from a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant. They’re tasty little seeds with a nutty flavour and they’re loaded with healthy fats and protein.

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Hemp Politics – Cannabis legalization benefits hemp farming, too

In Canadian Hemp Politics, the recent legalization of cannabis has opened doors for hemp growers. The law changes have made it easier for farmers to tap in to this highly profitable industry.

Hemp Politics

Last week, at the Southwest Agriculture Conference, which took place at the University of Guelph, hemp growers Reuben and Keanan Stone talked about the benefits of cannabis legalization on the hemp industry.

According to the Stones, Canadian farmers have become much more interested in growing hemp since the new cannabis laws were put in place. Reduced regulations for growing hemp means more opportunities and profit potential, which is good incentive for farmers.

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Hemp Nutrition – Parents in Australia still skeptical of hemp as food

In Australia, people are becoming more aware of Hemp Nutrition and its health benefits, but most parents remain skeptical.

Hemp Nutrition

Studies have shown that nearly seventy-five percent of Australian parents still question the safety of hemp products for their children. This is understandable when you consider the fact that hemp comes from the same family as marijuana, cannabis sativa.

It takes time for people to learn the difference between the plants and to realize just how different hemp is from its controversial cousin.

Amelia Phillips, nutritionist and mother of four, was skeptical of hemp at first, but she did some research and discovered that hemp has an incredible amount of health benefits.

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Hemp in the News – Learn to grow hemp at the hemp academy in Kansas

The grand opening of an educational facility in Kansas has Hemp in the News this week. America’s Hemp Academy hosted the state’s hemp pilot program and now they’re officially open for business.

A family of farmers in northeast Kansas, who have struggled for decades with fluctuating economies, have high hopes for hemp as their new crop.

Hemp in the News

Twenty years ago Margit Hall and her family were growing organic produce for their local grocery store, but the store changed hands and the Hall family lost out. They haven’t farmed since.

Hall took part in the hemp pilot program at America’s Hemp Academy and she sees great potential in hemp as a crop, not only for her family but for all Kansas farmers.

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