Rodale Institute to Conduct Hemp Research

Rodale Institute, the nation’s leading organic farming research institution, has started a new industrial hemp research project focused on examining the crop’s role in soil health and regenerative organic agriculture. The PA Department of Agriculture... more »

ASTM International to Form Committee for Cannabis Production

Pending approval from its board of directors, ASTM International plans to launch a new committee focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis production and its related products. On Feb. 28, about 60 industry... more »

ASTM International to Host Meeting on Cannabis Standards

ASTM International will host an organizational meeting to potentially create a new technical committee that develops voluntary consensus standards for cannabis. The no-fee meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. EST at ASTM International’s... more »

Industrial Hemp 101

In 2014, with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the fastest emerging agricultural industries began. What was once counter culture is now becoming mainstream as more states implement industrial hemp programs. But... more »

Time for a Reality Check

As more states legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, commercial plant growers, who have seen their profit margins drop to single digits, may consider cannabis production as a quick way to... more »

How to Build a Greenhouse for Cannabis Production

The title of this article is a bit of a misnomer, since there isn’t a single cookie cutter greenhouse structure for cannabis growing as there is not a specific unique poinsettia greenhouse, or only one... more »

Where is Cannabis Legal?

Marijuana-related initiatives appeared on nine ballots in the 2016 election. California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine voted on, and approved, the legalization of recreational marijuana. Voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approved a measure legalizing... more »

2016: A Monumental Year in Legislation

It’s now been a month since the election results made headlines, but as I sit here and write this letter only days have passed since Nov. 8. The United States made history in 2016, for... more »

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