CBD

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Will transforming hemp-based CBD into mildly psychoaffective Delta-8 THC save industrial hemp production? It’s complicated. 

The common wisdom is that a person does not get high smoking industrial hemp leaves, stems or flowers. We have been following news reports, including those from PanXchange’s monthly benchmark reports, about the growing interest in smokable hemp flower.

Cannabis to Face Big Policy Issues in 2021

Cannabis to Face Big Policy Issues in 2021

February was a quiet news month for industrial hemp, giving us a little time to think about some of the structural issues facing the industry. Per usual, PanXchange’s monthly Benchmarks & Analysis report provided a good launching pad.  

CBD Prices Languish As KSU Studies Using Hemp In Feed

It has been quiet lately in hemp country - which, since the 2018 Farm Act, of course, includes all 50 states. In fact, industrial hemp plantings were reported to the USDA’s Farm Service Agency by farmers in 48 states in 2020 (Alaska and Mississippi didn’t come to the...

The Hemp Industry Has Room To Grow

The Hemp Industry Has Room To Grow

As the third nationally legal industrial hemp crop hits the market, it is clear that American producers, consumers, merchants and processors are engaged, at an early stage, in a grand and exciting economic experiment to leverage an ages-old commodity into effective, reliable products for technologically advanced markets. 

Healthy Outlook for 2020 Hemp Production

Healthy Outlook for 2020 Hemp Production

There is some good news about industrial hemp production buried in PanXchange’s September 2020 report, Hemp: Benchmark and Analysis. Like last year, there has been a big jump this month in the monthly report of the number of planted hemp acres as the harvest...

Hemp Prices: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

Hemp Prices: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

The August 2020 Hemp: Benchmarks and Analysis was published last week by our friends at PanXchange. Now, at the end of August the harvest of field grown industrial hemp has not only begun, but also some early harvested hemp targeted to the cannabidiol (CBD) market is...

Cannabinoids: A Brief Excursion into Neuropharmacology

Cannabinoids: A Brief Excursion into Neuropharmacology

One of the first things to learn about cannabis is that nobody knows much for sure about it; not about its botany, chemistry or uses. This article brings you a quick overview of a few biochemical aspects of cannabis for human consumption and use.    Knowledge about...

CBD Suffers from Hangover as Planting Season Begins

CBD Suffers from Hangover as Planting Season Begins

The prices for unprocessed hemp for CBD (CBD biomass) and for distilled CBD have consolidated at low levels, according to May data reported by the PanXchange, holding at about 20 percent of last year’s peak prices posted shortly before the harvest started.  Around...

CBD Demand High, Fewer CBD-Hemp Acres Expected in Key States in 2020

CBD Demand High, Fewer CBD-Hemp Acres Expected in Key States in 2020

As part of our evolving coverage of all aspects of the cannabis business, John Lothian News is passing on information and insights about industrial hemp to our readers on a monthly basis. Our partner in this endeavor, PanXchange, last year launched an electronic market for businesses all along the CBD-oriented hemp supply chain.

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