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A Brief History of Medicinal Cannabis

Humankind has a long and complicated history with cannabis. For thousands of years, the plant supplied us with food, fiber, medicine, paper — basically everything we needed to thrive as a species. Some believe it is the first example of our evolution into industry — that is, until a few unsavory characters decided that we could no longer access it legally. We were starved of cannabis for decades. But now, fortunately, we are finding our way back to the light as we remember and rediscover all the ways this powerful plant can improve our lives.

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Innovations in Sustainability

We all know the world has a waste problem. Experts have warned us for years that humankind is careening toward a tipping point for our species' future from which there will be no turning back. But don't despair — it's not all bad news! Luckily there are forward-thinking innovators out there who are using their powers for good and designing sustainable products using renewable biomaterials.

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Top 5 Most Unusual Hemp Facts

Industrial hemp was grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in the early 1600s. It was considered illegal NOT to grow hemp in 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia. Massachusetts and Connecticut had similar laws. In the 1700s, subsidies and bounties granted in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and other New England states encouraged hemp cultivation. Industrial manufacturing of cordage and canvas was also highly encouraged of all new settlers. 

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How To Harvest Hemp All Year Round

Are you interested in growing hemp? Why wouldn't you be?! Hemp is revered the world over for being the only plant with the power to feed, clothe, and heal us. And thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the controlled substances act, it is legally recognized as an agricultural commodity.

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Hemp Heart Recipes For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to find gratitude for family and friends. And this year, instead of bringing canned cranberry sauce, step up this year! Try some of these easy and delicious recipes to add some flavor and protein to your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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Hemp Varieties, Irrigation Strategies Top California Research Priorities

A series of new University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) research projects are taking a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges for hemp production in the Golden State.

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Extraction Company Pivot To Supply Hand Sanitizer To High-Risk Workers

Beyond Asheville, North Carolina's historical landmarks, cultural arts, and breathtaking natural beauty is Brandstracts, LLC, a company that conceived and launched Helios Hand Sanitizer in just ten days in response to Covid-19. Alexander "Axie" Quarrier Blundon, CEO and Co-Founder, has always been an activist. With growing concerns over limited access to hand sanitizer that was once plentiful, he decided to do something about it. 

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