Establishing a broader- based industrial hemp industry should be Tasmania’s first aim before considering the logistics of a medicinal cannabis trial. ESTABLISHING a broader- based industrial hemp industry should be Tasmania’s first aim before considering the logistics of a medicinal cannabis trial, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association ceo Jan Davis said in a statement yesterday. […]

D-Kuru/WikimediaThough you can purchase hemp foods and products in America, growing hemp—the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana—has been illegal here for decades. But as part of this year’s farm bill, Congress approved the growing of hemp by universities and state agriculture departments, for research purposes, in states that permit it.  It’s a small step, but it’s something. […]

For decades growers have crossbred the best strains of cannabis they could find, logically, to produce another high potency strain. The psychoactive potency sought after is due to the production of specific cannabinoids, most notably THC (or Δ9-THC). Recently there has been a surge of interest in a larger variety of naturally occurring cannabinoids due […]