Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 1

The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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Clean Green Farming is Good for Cannabis

In this piece, Khalid-Al Naser makes his case for how Clean Green farming practices with regenerative and sustainable agriculture operations are beneficial for the cannabis industry.

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National Ag Day: An Interview with Industry Leaders Disrupting Agriculture in Positive Ways

National Agriculture Day is an event held by the Agriculture Council of America to promote awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. In this piece, Aaron Green interviews three industry leaders to gain an industry perspective on agricultural innovation in cannabis and hemp.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 3: A Q&A with Harvey Craig, CEO Harvey’s All Naturals and Co-Founder of Boot Ranch Farms

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 3, Green chats with Harvey Craig, CEO Harvey’s All Naturals and co-founder of Boot Ranch Farms, to learn more about their sustainable farming practices and how they process their material for wellness products.

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Reduce Environmental Impact of Cannabinoid Production Through Biosynthesis

In this op-ed, Maxim Mikheev argues that using biosynthesis to produce cannabinoids could be more environmentally sustainable than commercial scale cultivation.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 2: A Q&A with Bill Conkling, Founder and CEO of Maggie’s Farm

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 2, Green chats with Bill Conkling, Founder and CEO at Maggie’s Farm, to learn more about the benefits of outdoor growing, localism and their recent Clean Green certification.

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New Trade Organization Launches: The Sustainable Cannabis Coalition

A group of businesses in the cultivation and technology space has launched the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition (SCC), to collaborate on improving data-driven sustainability in cultivation, manufacturing and distribution throughout the market.

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