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by   |   2 days ago

Hemp and Energy

The reliance on fossil fuels forces dependence on countries such as Canada or Saudi Arabia and encourages the world to risk ruining entire environments in pursuit of energy. Modern society is accustomed to constant, always-available energy. Since there is no going back from modernity, one must mitigate the damages instead of trying to remove them entirely.

by   |   3 days ago

Comparing Cultivation Methods

As cannabis is an ancient crop cultivated by humans thousands of years ago, there are a variety of options to choose between while growing it. Discovering which one is right for you depends on location, personal history, and time available to maintain the grow. 

by   |   4 days ago

What is Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC)?

A growing body of research and the proliferation of information are some of the most beneficial aspects of the legal cannabis movement and the age of information. While cannabinoid education is a new territory for the average consumer, research began decades ago. 

by   |   November 11, 2019

What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

Hands down, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most famous cannabinoid. Out of more than 113 known cannabinoids, THC is the primary psychoactive (or intoxicating) molecule. It is both the most controversial and the most medicinally valuable based on the current body of research.

by   |   November 07, 2019

How Blockchain Provides Ample Defense Through Cannabis Tracking

Cannabis has historically been considered a gray market. Thus, a push for visibility is one of the most important aspects of proving the cannabis industry is not a black sheep. Critics have reason to say that there is no telling whether or not all of the cannabis sold was produced legally, and there are also producers who do sell to the black market. Impartial and constant monitoring of the legal industry may seem extreme, but it could establish the reputation cannabis deserves. 

by   |   November 06, 2019

How DetectaChem can Help Differentiate Between Cannabis and Hemp

Due to conflicts on the state and federal level regarding the legality of cannabis, there is a grey area around the possession of these substances. In Pennsylvania, one is allowed to purchase flower, but it’s illegal to smoke it. Hemp, however, is legal on a federal level, and several states, including Michigan, have seen the first of their legal hemp harvests this year.

by   |   November 04, 2019

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Alongside delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most popular cannabinoid. With proven therapeutic value, non-intoxicating effects, and an excellent safety profile, it has massive market potential. CBD already broad appeal among patients, healthcare providers, and the industry at large.

by   |   November 02, 2019

PanXchange State of the Hemp Industry: October 2019

New market analysis from PanXchange evaluates the fluctuating hemp market.

by   |   November 02, 2019

Selling CBD Online: A Webcast with LimeLight

Harrison Mallen with LimeLight discusses the payment processing challenges of CBD sales.

by   |   October 30, 2019

What is Cannabis Decarboxylation?

The chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group, releases carbon dioxide, and activates the potential of cannabinoids.

by   |   October 29, 2019

An Alphabet Soup of Opportunity

Research continues to prove there’s more to cannabis and hemp than we ever imagined possible.

by   |   October 28, 2019

The Importance of Distillation in the CBD Extraction Process

The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving and always using better methods for bringing the customer the most valuable product. Companies who understand that their products have more room for growth and efficiency are the businesses who will be left standing while others are left struggling to keep up.

by   |   October 25, 2019

How to Use Protein-drying Technology to Preserve Your Cannabis & Hemp

Our host Ellis Smith and guest N'Gai Barbero, of Protein Solutions Group ('PSG'), provide a look at an innovative and unique proteomic processing agent that protects, rapidly dehydrates, and preserves any natural substance without damaging cellular integrity. 

by   |   October 24, 2019

Automating the Hemp Industry

Applying automation to hemp processing to save time and money.

by   |   October 21, 2019

How is High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract Made?

Extraction techniques have come a long way from the butane hash oil days of the past. Today, premium products tend to lean towards full-spectrum, low-temperature extractions. These full-spectrum extractions fall into two categories: High cannabinoid full spectrum extract (HCFSE) and high terpene full spectrum extract (HTFSE).

by   |   October 20, 2019

What is Countercurrent Chromatography?

Broadly defined, chromatography is the process a mixture is separated by passing in a solution or a suspension or as a gas through a medium with components are moving at different rates.

by   |   October 19, 2019

What is the Sea of Green Method?

Sea of green, or SOG, is a cultivation technique loved by growers who are short on space, and on time. The sea of green growing method compresses the plant's vertical growth by reducing the time spent in a vegetative state. It forces cannabis into flower early, much earlier than would be expected under normal growing conditions.

by   |   October 18, 2019

How Smartphone Apps are Helping the Cannabis Industry Evolve

What are the latest promising apps in the marijuana business? How do users and cannabis enthusiasts feel about these new technologies? Will new apps like Uppy, the cannabis health monitor app, move the industry even closer to mass adoption? Let’s explore.

by   |   October 17, 2019

The Amazing World of Hemp: A Superfood Unlike All the Rest

As the fourth edition of our “Amazing World of Hemp” series, we rediscover hemp consumption in its most original form.

by   |   October 16, 2019

A Moment in Hemp History with Mile High Labs

As the hemp industry continues to hit milestones in its inaugural year, it is breathing life into multiple factions of US industry and commerce. Mile High Labs is one company finding itself in the center of the emerging CBD universe.