Economic Development

Report says Ghana should favor local investors, farmers

Policymakers in Ghana should implement hemp rules that favor local investors and farmers under a well-equipped agency that will spearhead…

April 23, 2021

European Commission sets first public session on hemp

The European Commission has set a first-ever public event dedicated specifically to market opportunities in industrial hemp. Commission officials, national…

April 22, 2021

South Africa lays out a road map for hemp and marijuana

South Africa could have a hemp program in place by 2023 under a recently released draft National Cannabis Master Plan…

April 15, 2021

Three Pennsylvania initiatives get grants to promote hemp

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced $157,735 in funding for three projects aimed at boosting the hemp sector in the…

April 1, 2021

Colorado must broaden hemp horizons to remain leader, report says

Colorado can continue to be an industrial hemp leader, but to do so the state must broaden its focus beyond…

March 30, 2021

Italian researcher says stalks from polluted soil OK for building, energy

Hemp grown to clean up polluted soil could be used for hempcrete construction and to produce energy, with virtually no…

March 5, 2021

As Africa opens up to cannabis, ‘it isn’t all about marijuana’

Africa can build a hemp industry based on locally owned and operated supply chains, but the continent's many diverse nations…

February 26, 2021

Pakistan sees key role for hemp in tech, textiles, energy

Hemp can play a key role in Pakistan’s future, which depends on the development of the technology and biotechnology sectors,…

February 23, 2021

Leading role envisioned for hemp in Euro outlook on industrial crops

The fiber and bio-energy sectors represent the best opportunities for industrial crops in Europe, according to a focus group survey…

February 16, 2021

Hemp advocates fear Japan’s new cannabis panel will remain stuck in past

Hemp advocates in Japan have sharply criticized plans for a newly formed cannabis control agency they say looks poised to…

February 9, 2021