The Pharmacist’s Role in Medical Marijuana

Submitted by Norm on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:33

Including pharmacists in dispensaries may be controversial. In October 2015, Drugs Topics surveyed 715 pharmacists and discovered 48%were in favor of pharmacist oversight of state-approved medical marijuana dispensaries. On the contrary, 28% believed marijuana should be classified as a Schedule II Controlled Substance in order to be dispensed.

Washington hemp pioneer has crop, but needs market

Submitted by Norm on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:21

An entrepreneur at the forefront of establishing hemp in Washington says that he has harvested his first crop but doesn’t know what he’ll do with it, underlining the unpredictable future for sober cannabis in the state.

Cory Sharp said Oct. 9 that he figures he can store for a couple of years an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 pounds of hemp grain. He said he’s trying to line up financing for a plant to make hemp-seed oil, sold as a nutritional supplement.

“It’ll take millions to do it right,” he said. “It’s a lot of capital, and there are a lot of hurdles.”

New York State encourages industrial hemp production

Submitted by Norm on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:12

A state law, which took effect earlier this year, allows people to apply for permits to raise hemp, which has an almost limitless number of end uses such as fiber for building materials, grain for food products, along with chemical applications for things like paint and batteries.

“Anything that helps farms be more sustainable is okay in my book,” said Weber, who runs a haying operation with Prior in rural Albany County. “Farms have been hurting long enough. They need as much help as possible. For our operation, we’re always trying to keep the cash flow going.”

Hemp, Inc. Announces Filing of Provisional Patent to Create Environmentally-Friendly Lost Circulation Material and Spill Absorbents

Submitted by Norm on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:08

Hemp, Inc. ( OTC PINK : HEMP ), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest hemp mill in the western hemisphere, announced today the filing of a provisional patent Oct. 2, 2017 for methods of processing plants for the production of fiber for industrial use.

UK Scientists Outline Hemp Research Needs

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:04

Through a public-private partnership with Atalo Holdings Inc., they are specifically addressing ways to combat seed shattering, which forces farmers growing for seed to harvest the crop before its fully mature and limits yields. They are also studying ways to breed hemp plants for a desirable sex, which is required by industry markets. Producers need male plants for optimal fiber production but female plants for seed and cannabidiol production. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid used in food and dietary supplements marketed for consumer health and wellness benefits.

What is ICEarth: Technical Specifications

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:18

What is UCANX?

AC Cluster DH FT Medium - All the servers in this cluster are DH. HA web (2 AC Instance c3.large: 7 ACU, 3.75 GB); HA database (2 AC Instance c3.xlarge: 14 ACU, 7.5 GB); Dedicated FS (2 m3.xlarge: 13 ACU, 15GB); Dedicated load balancer (2 x c3.large: 7 ACU, 3.75 GB); Dedicated dev/staging (1 c3.large: 7 ACU; 3.75 GB)