British hemp farm, Hempen, has license to grow hemp for CBD revoked, threatening the future of the UK hemp and CBD industry

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: CBD, Hemp, News, UK|

Hemp has a long history in Britain. It was believed to be first cultivated as far back as 800 AD in England. In fact, hemp was integral to the success of the British navy. Hemp had such important to the navy that in 1533, Henry VIII made hemp cultivation the law of the [...]

What are the major barriers to the wider use of hemp-based plastics?

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Hemp|

Plastics are an essential part of our everyday lives but their future is compromised by two factors: the continuing availability and use of carbon-based, raw materials comprising non-renewable gaseous or liquid petrochemicals and secondly the disposal of plastics at the end of their useful life. Not only are the harmful effects of global warming [...]

Supermarkets in Switzerland start selling CBD cigarettes

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, E-Cigs, Hemp, News|

Swiss tobacco company launches world’s first legal cannabis-tobacco cigarette product Cannabis was decriminalized in Switzerland in 2012 Around 500,000 people consume cannabis in Switzerland per year Annual sales of legal cannabis reach around 100 million francs Could this be the future of CBD products?   The world’s first legal “tobacco-hemp cigarettes” have gone [...]

Understanding Cannabis Terminology: Industrial Hemp and Oils

By | June 18th, 2015|Categories: Hemp|

As a chemist and medical doctor I found the lack of proper nomenclature to be a hindrance in defining how cannabis preparations can help treat medical disorders. For the consumer, it’s very important to know and understand what these terms indicate. The most compelling reason is that many patients seeking medical applications for their particular [...]

First ‘Cannabis Pharmacy’ opens in the U.K.

By | May 27th, 2015|Categories: Hemp|

A Czech entrepreneur has opened the first ever cannabis pharmacy in London, in a groundbreaking move for the country. Michael Takac has opened Carun in Twickenham, which will sell hemp based products that are exclusive to the pharmacy. After losing three of his fingers in an accident nearly a decade ago, Takac started using hemp [...]