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Why is Plastic Bad for the Environment?
Plastic is a form of pollution and has become a pressing issue because of its harmful effects on the environment.

Plastic is a synthetic material that is cheap, strong, and resistant. Its characteristics make it an appealing material for production and consumption, while those same characteristics are problematic for the environment.

No, CBD won’t cure Covid. Here’s what that study actually found

According to the published article, this wasn’t a study of the scope you might be assuming. No humans were involved. The potential of CBDA to block the production of Covid-19 cells hasn’t even been tested on lab mice.

The Oregon researchers ran the known properties of CBDA and CBGA through a commonly used computer model. In other words, they matched the cannabinoids up against Covid-19 in a computer simulation.


Hemp compounds show ability to prevent the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells
Any part of the infection and replication cycle is a potential target for antiviral intervention, and the connection of the spike protein's receptor binding domain to the human cell surface receptor ACE2 is a critical step in that cycle," he said. "That means cell entry inhibitors, like the acids from hemp, could be used to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and also to shorten infections by preventing virus particles from infecting human cells. They bind to the spike proteins so those proteins can't bind to the ACE2 enzyme, which is abundant on the outer membrane of endothelial cells in the lungs and other organs

The Huge Potential of Hemp Plastic Compounds

Researchers quoted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimate that more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s. Of that amount, about 60% has ended up in either landfills or the natural environment.

At the same time, the UNEP website noted, more than 99% of plastics “are produced from chemicals derived from oil, natural gas, and coal – all of which are dirty, non-renewable resources. If current trends continue, by 2050 the plastic industry could account for 20% of the world’s total oil consumption.”


Hemp eggs won't get you high, but these novel Lancaster County eggs are the buzz of the ag biz
Produced on the company's 3,000-acre farm, the cage-free eggs are a product of chicken's hand-fed a specially formulated and laboratory-tested all-vegetarian diet consisting of 20% hemp seed meal.

Beak & Skiff plans to add THC products to diversify its business
Beak & Skiff, founded in 1911, is one of Central New York’s most recognizable apple orchards. In 2001 they introduced hard apple cider, and th...

New York Cannabis Board Chair Answers Questions About What It Will Take To Snag a Marijuana Business License
The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act lays out nine different types of licenses companies can apply for and details what each entails: cultivator, nursery, processor, distributor, retail-dispensary, delivery, on-site consumption, adult-use cooperative, and microbusiness.

“I don’t hear many people [talking about] processing and manufacturing, however I know there are lots of makers in our communities,” Wright said. She noted that processor licenses cover the production of edibles like candy and baked goods, which create a good opportunity to establish a brand.

Early Trials Underway to Test Mushrooms as COVID Treatment
Stephen Wilson, PhD, an immunologist who consulted on the trials when he was chief operating officer of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, says in the JAMA article that a cytokine storm is unlikely for these patients because the mushroom components "don't mimic inflammatory cytokines." Wilson is now chief innovations officer at Statera Biopharma.

"We think the mushrooms increase the number of immunologic opportunities to better see and respond to a specific threat. In the doses used, the mushrooms perturb the immune system in a good way but fall far short of driving hyper or sustained inflammation," Wilson said.

Japan's Ancient Hemp House, built 1698
In 1698, let me repeat that, in 1698 Mr. Nakamura’s ancestors built his family house in Miasa-mura, Japan. Incredibly the house is still standing today. The houses secret to lasting more then 300 years? Almost the entire house is made out of Hemp….

California cannabis activist reacts to legalization in NYS
The deadline will have passed for municipalities to decide if they want to opt-out of the state's retail cannabis sales and lounge consumption legislation, with the focus now on how the rollout of legalization will happen. In California, voters legalized weed five years ago. A cannabis activist from the Golden State says, at least so far it looks like New York has learned from some of the challenges his state has faced.

Where do NYC legacy cannabis operators factor in the state’s legal market
While the recreational cannabis market in New York won’t get off the ground for at least another 18 months, Avery wonders what will happen to him and a generation of legacy dealers — who were instrumental in providing New Yorkers access to a variety of marijuana strains and products before the passing of MRTA last March.

The Cannabis Industry Strikes Back
Something is brewing with cannabis taxes and industry activism in California. Recently, advocates and operatives have been collaborating on a series of actions, starting with a letter to Governor Newsom and the state legislature demanding tax reform, additional retail outlets, and a check on local control so the California cannabis industry does not continue to collapse.

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