How hemp can solve the energy crisis

Hemp’s versatility can solve multiple energy problems Industrial hemp is a versatile crop that has the potential to play a significant role in meeting our energy needs. The plant can be used to produce a wide range of products, including biofuels, bioplastics, biomass, and building materials. Hemp biofuels One of the most promising uses of… Continue reading How hemp can solve the energy crisis

UN Hemp Report Review

The UNCTAD Report: Commodities at a Glance – Special Issue on Industrial Hemp (11/’22) The United Nations has published a very significant and exciting new research study on industrial hemp. Compiled by a team of experts for UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, this timely research study should be warmly welcomed by industrial… Continue reading UN Hemp Report Review

Thailand removes hemp from its list of controlled drugs

Thailand’s progressive attitude is a wake-up call to the world Today, Thailand is the first Asian country to decriminalise cannabis and, by extension, all hemp varieties. On day one, over 100,000 Thais have applied for permits to be able to grow the plant at home, for medicinal purposes, and the government aims to distribute a… Continue reading Thailand removes hemp from its list of controlled drugs

Short- and long-term benefits of hemp carbon offset

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Why carbon offsets are now A GOOD THING There’s a lot of confusion around the effectiveness of carbon offsets, so let’s clear the air. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to climate change are mainly focused on trees and forestry. There are 2 main problems with forestry offsets: 1. They take too long to show a net carbon… Continue reading Short- and long-term benefits of hemp carbon offset

Free industrial hemp from drugs legislation #420 @DonnellyStephen

Ireland’s Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 controls the use of industrial hemp in Ireland, and is for the benefit of the Minister for Health. We call on Stephen Donnelly, TD, Minister for Health in Ireland, to update the Misuse of Drugs Act so that industrial hemp does not fall within its scope. In aligning our… Continue reading Free industrial hemp from drugs legislation #420 @DonnellyStephen

Hempoffset progress in @XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Just 287 projects have qualified for milestone awards and Hempoffset is one of them From a total of 1,133 registered team entries in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal contest, 287 have qualified for the milestone awards, which were announced on Earth Day, 22 April 2022. We’re delighted to share that Hempoffset is one of 2 qualified… Continue reading Hempoffset progress in @XPRIZE Carbon Removal

The Hemp Event Ireland 2022 Conference Report

Teagasc’s Ashtown Food Research Centre in D15 was the splendid location for the annual gathering of the Irish hemp industry’s leading lights, and some up-and-coming hemp stars. Across a very busy Friday, 8 April 2022, we can confirm that, yes, the Irish hemp industry does have a pulse! Among our highlights from the day… In… Continue reading The Hemp Event Ireland 2022 Conference Report

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