Quote from Senators Pushing USDA To Change Restrictive Hemp Regulations. Article by Marijuana Moment

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/senators-push-usda-to-change-restrictive-hemp-regulations/ “We urge USDA to consider the 2020 production season and the several successful production seasons under the 2014 Farm Bill agricultural pilot program authority as precedent for not needing DEA registered laboratories for testing, or DEA-registered reverse distributors or law enforcement to dispose of non-compliant plants.”

CBG Can Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs, Study Finds

Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario recently conducted a study exploring the antibiotic properties of five different cannabinoids. During lab tests, the research team discovered that cannabigerol (CBG) was able to kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), a drug-resistant form of bacteria responsible for a growing number of life-threatening infections. Source: https://merryjane.com/news/cbg-can-help-fight-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-study-finds

Phytoremediation with Hemp

Scientists at Colorado State University (CSU), including Elizabeth Pilon-Smith, have spent decades pondering how plants can help clean the soil. A CSU student summary of hemp phytoremediation gives a nice review of that we know so far (2012), including links to peer-reviewed studies on the subject. Source: https://www.rxleaf.com/hemp-cleans-up-radioactive-soil-and-so-much-more/

Sequencing Cannabis Genomes

Deleting CBCAS genes opens the door to another problem, namely that this genetic cluster also houses certain pathogen response genes. The researchers hypothesized that “[b]reeding for less than 0.3% THCA production may enrich for pathogen susceptibility and higher patient fungal exposure.” In other words, selective breeding for low-THC hemp may weaken its pathogen resistance. Source:…

January 2020: Hemp Benchmarks and Analysis

Smokable flower has been trading between $150-$300/lb for properly cured and dried products. Spreads remain wide and influenced by specific strains and cannabinoid profiles. Similarly, CBG biomass transactions are sustaining a healthy premium, with small and medium sized lots trading around $150/lb. Farmer interest in planting CBG strains in 2020 remains high, given the relative…