Jamaica is preparing to lower entry barriers to the medical cannabis industry for small and subsistence farmers. A proposed new permit would cut fees for those farmers and allow for variations to strict infrastructure and security requirements. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is undertaking consultations on the draft policy, called […]
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued a memo on Tuesday explaining issues related to providing financial services to hemp businesses. While the federal agency provided guidance on the topic last year after the crop was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, it said the new document’s “purpose is to […]
In November 2012, my Colorado neighbors and I voted to legalize adult-use cannabis. The following month, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into the state constitution, immediately legalizing the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana – though the legal sales would take more than a year to begin. Shortly after […]
Prior to the demonization of all-things-cannabis in the United States, hemp grew freely across North America. Animals, both wild and domesticated, could graze on naturally growing hemp before the plants were largely eliminated from the landscape under federal prohibition. But today, hemp as a nutritional supplement for animals is starting […]
Marijuana cultivators are finding new ways to manage labor to meet the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is yet another sector in the cannabis industry to adapt its operations in response to COVID-19, similar to retailers, for example, who have been using drive-thru and curbside pickup to keep […]
This is welcome news for farmers generally as agricultural-related businesses have not yet been able to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) offered under the CARES Act. The post Hemp Farmers May Now Qualify For Federal Economic Relief appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
Artificial intelligence technologies are now being crafted specifically for the cannabis industry, and boosters say these two business spheres are on the cusp of a revolutionary convergence. New applications of AI in various aspects of the cannabis biz — from cultivation to marketing to financing — are being unveiled at […]
The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partly responsible for restrictive policies included in its hemp rules. At a House Agriculture Committee hearing last week, Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked to weigh in on concerns hemp producers have expressed […]
What nobody told the farmers interested in incorporating industrial hemp into their plow and pick repertoire is that there might not be anyone out there willing to buy it after harvest. Continue reading Hemp Farmers Still Searching For Companies To Buy Crop at The Fresh Toast.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday that hemp farmers are now eligible for two crop insurance programs that offer coverage in the event of natural disasters. The first pilot program, Multi-Peril Crop Insurance, will be available for farmers in select counties in 21 states for the 2020 […]