Economic Development

New law passed in Guyana will put strict controls on hemp industry

Guyana's National Assembly has passed a hemp bill that puts tight restrictions on the sector to prevent unlicensed production, threatening…

August 12, 2022

UK Parliamentary group’s curious fantasy: 220,000 hectares of hemp by 2027

The UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on CBD Products has taken direct aim at its foot, and fired off a…

August 2, 2022

New law in Louisiana establishes program to ‘push hemp to forefront’

A new law in Louisiana has established a program to advance hemp for industrial uses. The Louisiana Industrial Hemp Promotion…

July 15, 2022

Playing catch-up in LatAm, Peru finally has a draft law on hemp

A draft law under review in Peru's parliament would exempt industrial hemp from the country's drug laws and legalize farming…

July 12, 2022

European hemp clusters will look at strategies to finance innovation

A group of seven European hemp organizations will look at strategies to finance innovative initiatives in a webinar scheduled for…

June 30, 2022

Colombia’s turn away from prohibition of cannabis will boost the hemp sector

In a sharp turn from prohibition-based policy, Colombia will look to advantage small cannabis producers and farming cooperatives, according to…

June 24, 2022

Certifying of carbon credits can advance hemp among Australian farmers

Hemp can play a vital role in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) in Australia, conserve precious water resources, improve soil quality,…

May 20, 2022

U.S economist sees ‘huge potential for fiber in the global economy’

INTERVIEW: An economist and expert in supply chain and operations, Beau Whitney is the founder of Portland, Oregon-based cannabis consultancy…

May 14, 2022

‘SmartBox’ is integrated, portable solution for whole-plant hemp processing

An international team has developed integrated portable hemp processing technology that can capitalize on the entire hemp plant while supporting…

February 24, 2022

Costa Rica’s president unlikely to sign law on hemp, medical marijuana

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado appears unlikely to sign a proposed bill that would legalize medical cannabis and industrial hemp,…

January 27, 2022