Asia

Researchers will benefit first in Pakistan’s new hemp program

The Pakistani government said it hopes to capitalize on the CBD market as it took the first steps toward creating…

September 7, 2020

Hemp has potential in Myanmar, but corruption is a major barrier

A plan to legalize hemp production is in the works in Myanmar's House of Representatives, with a draft law expected…

August 4, 2020

Nepal’s SHIV completes hempcrete building for non-profit clinic

Nepal-based Shah Hemp Inno-Ventures (SHIV) has completed a hempcrete structure that serves as a specialized craniofacial surgery and recovery center,…

July 21, 2020

South Korea sets special ‘free zone’ for industrial hemp

South Korean officials have designated the country's North Gyeongsang Province as a “Special Industrial Hemp Free Zone,” aiming to make…

July 10, 2020

Cannabis bill in Nepal would help hemp, but THC limit questioned

Long-known as a cannabis mecca, Nepal would establish a formal program to develop medical cannabis and the hemp sector under…

June 16, 2020

China agrees to buy U.S. hemp fiber; Can anyone supply it?

While China has agreed to purchase an unspecified amount of hemp fiber from the United States in a recently signed…

May 14, 2020

Indian startup takes top award in Asian Hemp Summit competition

Uttrakhand-based startup Gohemp Agroventures, which is developing hempcrete solutions for housing in India, took the top honor in this year’s…

February 2, 2020

Thailand opens first full-time clinic, but cannabis-trained doctors lacking

Thailand has opened its first full-time clinic specializing in traditional and cannabis-based medicine as the government moves to develop a…

January 23, 2020

Author will address hemp’s potential for post civil war Liberia

Author Quanuquanei ‘Q.’ Karmue will talk about  “Hemp’s Promise for Liberia and Sub-Saharan Africa” at this year’s 2nd Annual Asian…

January 20, 2020

Five entrepreneurs are finalists in Asian Hemp Summit’s competition

Five finalists have been named in the Entrepreneur Rewards program of the Asian Hemp Summit, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Kathmandu,…

January 15, 2020