Trekt Uw Plant (TUP) – must shut down and disbanded

The first Belgian cannabis social club – Trekt Uw Plant (TUP) – must shut down and disband. The club was initiated in 2006, and after unsuccessful attempts in 2006 and 2008 to criminalize this club, it now happened. Members were given prison sentences of up to twenty months on probation, and a total of 121,250 […]

Hemp Products of the Year 2019

Hemp fibre-reinforced plastic, hemp protein powder and hemp face cream are “Hemp Products of the Year 2019” For the second time, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products. After a 10-minute presentation from each of […]

Is the EU killing CBD products?

You might soon find yourself looking for your CBD infused products you were buying at your local drugstore, but they’ve suddenly vanished. CBD could soon only be available in pharmacies.  “Until a further update from the EU, consumers, vendors, and manufacturers may find that the sale of CBD oils, supplements and food is disrupted” warns […]

Take medical use of cannabis seriously, patients can’t wait

After the World Health Organization (WHO) initially failed to produce their recommendations, on February 1st their recommendations to reschedule cannabis were leaked. Last week, the European Parliament came with their response: take medicinal cannabis seriously. It’s an important message, as clinical trials and the entire pharma chain is taking far too long for patients. The product […]

Ethics in Cannabis with Dr. Jonathan Newman

t the International Cannabis Policy Conference organized by FAAAT, we got to interview Dr. Jonathan Newman. Dr. Jonathan Newman is a social anthropologist at the University of Sussex, where he researches the cannabis industry in Europe. You may have heard about the Paris Agreement before, as Trump famously said he would withdraw the United States […]

Hawaii, hemp capital of the world?

or eight years, the Hawaii Farmers Union United Convention has been a key knowledge bank for farmers from Australia to Singapore, Kenya to Britain. Now, hemp and cannabis are working into the model. Doug Fine was there in the mountains farm country of Maui, Hawaii, and brings us this report about the role hemp and […]

Cannabis Light: High CBD, Low THC. A New Hype?

Cannabis Light is the latest cannabis hype coming out of Europe, where several countries have loopholes allowing the growth and sale of cannabis containing low THC (usually less than 1%) and high CBD levels. It’s already big business. Cannabis Light causing normalisation he loopholes were only discovered a couple years ago. Switzerland was the first […]

CBD, game-changer in the hemp industry, blocked by politics?

he full potential of hemp is endless. No other plant in the world can feed you, then clothe you and you can build your house with. And if you’re sick, it might help you. Hemp will alter products in your home, from food to building materials to paper. The main boost to the hemp industry […]