Category: Nutrition

  • Aurora Cannabis to make Strategic Investment in HempCo

    Aurora Cannabis to make Strategic Investment in HempCo

    July 31, 2017 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc.  announced that it will make a strategic investment in Hempco for an ownership stake of up to 19.9% on a fully diluted basis, subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Hempco is one of the world’s largest producers of industrial hemp products, and currently offers three primary product lines:…

  • Certified Organic Cannabis – Do Consumers Care?

    Certified Organic Cannabis – Do Consumers Care?

    April 28, 2015 – While a growing number of consumers and growers appreciate the concept of organically-produced cannabis, right now the legal industry occupies a gray area when it comes to verification. Technically, the cannabis industry can’t lay claim to the organic label. That requires certification by the US Department of Agriculture, a federal agency,…

  • The Best Cannabis Butter Recipe

    The Best Cannabis Butter Recipe

    March 2nd, 2015 – Cannabutter is a very popular ingredient in edibles. It’s the cannabutter that determines the strength of the edible. Using the following method will make sure you get every last drop of THC out of your cannabis. Although it does take longer to make cannabutter this way, it sure is worth it in…

  • What Studies Say about Hemp CBD

    What Studies Say about Hemp CBD

    November 20th, 2014 – In the United States, hemp is often confused with marijuana. It’s a consumer misconception that has, for decades, slowed the market potential for hemp in the food, dietary supplement, textile, and even lumber industries. The dietary supplement industry, in particular, has a lot to gain from hemp, and not just with…

  • The Big Trend in Medical Marijuana: Products that Don’t get you High

    The Big Trend in Medical Marijuana: Products that Don’t get you High

    October 21, 2014 – I’m going to start this post with a confession. I, like many Americans, do not know very much about cannabis. I went to college, where I had friends in fraternities, and I’ve seen more of the movie Pinneapple Express than I care to admit. But when it comes to marijuana I…

  • Canada: Canola growers turning to more profitable hemp

    Canada: Canola growers turning to more profitable hemp

    August 20th, 2014 – Jim Rogers admits it: He’s not sure how this experiment of his will work out. Mr. Rogers is a lifelong farmer – a wheat-and-canola kind of guy. But he is dabbling in something new. He sowed hemp in some fields this year, hoping to cash in on a growing slice of…

  • Farmers Are Planting the First Commercial Hemp Crops since 1970

    Farmers Are Planting the First Commercial Hemp Crops since 1970

    July 23rd, 2014 – Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, commercial grade hemp has been considered a controlled substance by the U.S. government alongside its cousin, marijuana. However, hemp contains only the smallest amount of THC, the psychoactive component that makes marijuana a recreational drug. Instead, commercial grade hemp is a…

  • Australia Edges Closer to Hemp Approval for Food Uses

    Australia Edges Closer to Hemp Approval for Food Uses

    July 13, 2011 – A proposal to overturn a ban on the use of hemp seeds in food products in Australia could see the use of the staple in food products available in the country. Lorraine Belanger, communication manager for Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said that the regulator had received an application for…

  • A Good Week to Drink a Hemp Shake

    A Good Week to Drink a Hemp Shake

    May 5, 2011 – Most readers likely have some hemp in the house — whether it’s hemp cereal in the kitchen, hemp clothes in the closet, or hemp soap in the bathroom. I’ve got all of the above — plus hemp napkins besides. After all, hemp’s super-versatile plant — and it’s known for growing easily…

  • Australia: Hemp days without Hippy Haze

    April 4, 2011 – HEMP-FLAVOURED ice cream, milk, butter and cereals may soon be available in your local supermarket. Australia’s Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne has announced she will support an application to allow hemp foods to be sold in Australia. The application is being considered by Food Standards Australia New Zealand, to allow the sale…