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Farmers Jump On Hemp Bandwagon, Planting Additional Acreage

Pennsylvania farmers are increasing the acreage they're devoting to industrial hemp, while two more states draw closer to allowing it.In Pennsylvania, farmers plan to grow up to 1,000 acres of hemp, about 30 times as much as they did in 2017, according to state agriculture secretary Russell Redding. According to Lancaster Farming: Redding announced the Department of Agriculture approved 39 industrial hemp research applications on Feb. 15. If all applicants complete the permitting process, nearly 1,000 acres of hemp will be growing this spring. Last year, 14 growers produced a total of 36 acres statewide. About one third of those...

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CBD Oil Marches Into Mainstream Fueled By Coffee

We've gotten used to products infused with CBD Oil. The rest of the world is catching up as companies experiment with such infusions for coffee and other treats.That's definitely happening in Burlington, Vermont, the Burlington Free Press reports:Already awash with options, Java-swillers and tea-lovers in Burlington are increasingly topping up their cups with CBD, or cannabidiol, purveyors say. The fuel additive is a legal, no-high hemp derivative that typically raises a café tab by about $2.50. Enthusiasts have voted with their wallets, said Dan Smith of Cosmic Grind on Church Street: “CBD sells itself.” Stirred, foamed, dolloped or steeped, CDB transforms the buzz of...

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International Tobacco Company Moves Into CBD Oil

Alliance One International, a global contractor, processor and supplier of tobacco, is jumping into the legal cannabis and CBD Oil businesses.The company announced last week it was taking controlling stakes in Canada's Island Garden, a licensed cannabis company, and Goldleaf Pharm, which has applied for a Canadian license.Alliance One also said it was also buying a 40 percent stake in Criticality, a North Carolina company participating in a pilot program to extract CBD Oil from industrial hemp as part of a state pilot program. Alliance One has the option to increase ownership in that company to 50 percent in...

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Celebrities Embrace Hemp Products Including CBD Oil

We've known CBD oil and other hemp products were beneficial for a while. Now the mainstream press is catching up.The New York Times had a report recently that CBD products are all the rage these days in celebrity and beauty circles. According to the Times:There are already devout fans, some boldfaced, who are drawn to CBD topical products largely for their pain-relieving properties. Olivia Wilde recently told this reporter that she used it to relieve physical aches during a Broadway run. The fashion stylist Karla Welch, who works with Ms. Wilde, Ruth Negga, Katy Perry and Sarah Paulson, uses Lord Jones...

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