Economic Development

Hemp has a key role in Chinese province’s development plans

The city of Kunming, China has outlined an essential role for hemp in a plan released by the municipal government…

January 8, 2021

Initiative in Florida envisions processing hemp for textiles

The U.S. state of Florida could be a “market maker” in the hemp textile sector and boost the fortunes of…

January 7, 2021

Puerto Rico ag secretary says without private investment, hemp will stall

Puerto Rico needs to attract private investment to develop infrastructure for the hemp sector or the U.S. territory risks missing…

January 5, 2021

The Chinese Strategy: Planning a roadmap to hemp’s future

[Third & last in a series] As Chinese planners see the future, the nation will transition from a global factory…

December 14, 2020

Spanish partners plan center for industrial hemp innovation

Spanish partners have launched a project aimed at developing the country's Extremadura region as an industrial hemp innovation center. The…

December 11, 2020

The Chinese Strategy: ‘Add more fuel’ to the hemp juggernaut

[Second in a series] As China sharply turns renewed attention to the potential of industrial hemp, it is quickly developing…

November 30, 2020

Plan floated for urban hemp farming in U.S. city of Detroit

A cannabis activist and city official in Detroit, Michigan, USA said he has Mayor Mike Duggan's ear, and the mayor's…

November 23, 2020

French Parliamentarian floats plan for hemp in Brittany

French National Assembly Member Sandrine Le Feur is floating a project to develop hemp in the area she represents in…

November 17, 2020

Trade group gets funding to promote U.S. hemp abroad

A national hemp trade group says it has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will…

November 12, 2020

Plan for Isle of Man envisions export-focused strategy

The Isle of Man government has received a consultation document for an export-oriented cannabinoid regulatory framework the authors say could…

November 11, 2020