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As more and more states begin to legalize marijuana while its medicinal benefits are being more widely used, the cannabis industry has become a hotbed of investment opportunities. Here are four things that you need to know if you are considering investing in the cannabis industry.

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As more and more states begin to legalize marijuana while its medicinal benefits are being more widely used, the cannabis industry has become a hotbed of investment opportunities. Here are four things that you need to know if you are considering investing in the cannabis industry.

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Governor Ralph Northam has signed Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972, decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a $25 civil violation with no arrest and no crim…

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Consumer product giant Colgate-Palmolive is now in the cannabis business. The New York-based multi-national company has quietly released Colgate® with Hemp Seed Oil Toothpaste.

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The magic of the hemp plant is being validated daily. Growing hemp for fiber is always a good idea, as hemp provides a wonderfully durable, natural alternative to synthetic fibers. When the United States entered World War II, they recognized the folly of prohibiting hemp cultivation, as they…

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Hemp’s role in America’s economy and society as a whole has been something of an ebb and flow. By the late 19th and early 20th century hemp had built a reputations as a robust natural fibre with multiple uses. As a matter of fact, hemp fibers were widely used during WWII in uniforms, parachu…

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Recent reports have argued that hemp may be able to help struggling honeybee populations. But over a decade after news of their decline first broke, what’s hurting the pollinating powerhouses remains complicated.

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CBD has grown in popularity over the past few years, becoming the go-to product of choice for soccer moms, Silicon Valley professionals, millennials, and just about anyone interested in natural, organic remedies. Some reports even claim that it’s found a new audience during the recent corona…

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We are all aware that cannabis is often accused of being a gateway drug, and now, hemp is actually being dubbed a “gateway crop.” However, the reputation of being a gateway crop is vastly different from the reputation of being a gateway drug, or in other words, it’s a positive one. And in th…

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While many businesses have been disrupted, deflated, and even destroyed due to coronavirus related lockdowns, some American hemp farmers may actually end up blossoming as a result. Thanks to a new trade deal between the U.S. and China signed earlier this year, China has agreed to increase it…

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Las Vegas, NV, April 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers, including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, announced to…

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We have all heard that vaping is considered as a popular hobby among people of all ages. One of the most important arguments for confirming the popularity of the vaping devices is that they are used by all categories of people in different parts of the world.

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Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), announced today its support of new bi-partisan House legislation that would promote hemp-derived CBD as a substance that could be lawfully marketed as a dietary supplement instead of a drug. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) sponsored the legislation (H.R. 5587), and found support from lawmakers on both sides […]

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PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2019 – The Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®) in association with presenting sponsor, GenCanna, announces five keynote speakers for its annual conference and tradeshow – HIACON – Nov. 1 -4, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Keynote speakers will present to registered attendees on the final day of HIACON before the conference’s awards luncheon, followed by […]

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By: Charles Freeman There have been some vaping-related illnesses that have been reported by the media over the last month or so. As of Sept. 24, the CDC reported that there are “805 confirmed and probable patient cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use or vaping,” and that 12 people have died. At […]

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*Editor’s note: CBD and hemp products are not medicine. And as most products are labeled, CBD and hemp products are considered nutritional supplements and are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent, or treat any disease or ailment. Full disclosure, as someone who has anxiety, depression and an eating disorder, CBD work has worked for me […]

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By: Charles Freeman The public support for legalizing marijuana continues to grow, but federal legalization is still probably years away. Pro-legal majority opinions now exist not only across demographic generations but also across political lines. Republicans have recently crossed over the 50% line in supporting national legalization, an important milestone for the industry. The interesting […]

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Las Vegas, NV, July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  — Unwavering in its commitment to the industrial hemp industry, Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) disclosed today the successful development of its innovative hemp flower drying system for smokable hemp flower. Highly efficient, this compact proprietary hemp flower drying system is fast, drying in only 3 days […]

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By: Charles Freeman Part 1 – Recreational and  Pharmaceutical Medical Over the last 20 years, when considering if marijuana would be legalized in the United States, I really only thought there would be one market for products – i.e., the “recreational” market. I assumed that marijuana would compete with other recreational indulgences such as alcohol […]

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By: Charles Freeman I’ve discussed how the social acceptance of consuming marijuana has changed dramatically since the 1990s.  Acceptance has grown across demographic groups and political affiliation.  I think how marijuana is being consumed these days is part of the reason for those changes.  In the past, cannabis consumption was largely associated with smoking.  Occasionally, […]

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By: Charles Freeman We are amid an explosion in hemp-based products, including those that contain CBD extracts.  In my opinion, the trend is about to get even larger.  In December, the Farm Bill legalized hemp and opened the door for the industry to expand rapidly.  Suddenly, we are seeing “CBD sold here” signs everywhere.  As […]

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By: Charles Freeman The call to legalize marijuana is nothing new.  It has been going on for decades.  So, the question is…why now? It comes down to this – social acceptance and tax revenue.  Social Acceptance There have been massive changes in the social acceptance of marijuana use over the last 30 years.  A number […]

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By: Charles Freeman President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, and one provision legalizes industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity. Hemp has a long history, and the recent change could create a revitalization of a resource that has been used in a variety of applications for centuries.  First, let’s take a look back […]

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December 21, 2018 – Within an hour of the signing ceremony for the historic 2018 Farm Bill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement by Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the agency’s regulation of products containing “cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds,” in which the Commissioner acknowledged there are “pathways” for FDA to consider “circumstances […]

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From time to time, clients and friends have asked me about investing in “marijuana stocks.”  They typically have heard of a company from a friend at work and want me to do some research on it as a potential investment.  The stocks are often penny stocks with little financial data. I have always felt that […]

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An incident that occurred on May 8 raises questions about whether the Kernersville Police Department is aware that industrial hemp products are legal in North Carolina. On that date, Detective J. N. Smith entered the AAA Quick Mart (744 Piney Grove Rd.) and removed eight units of “Hemp Symmetry” products manufactured by the Asheboro-based company […]