Legal marijuana is a growth industry. Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states and full-on legalization in nine, with more states set to join the green revolution this fall. New Jersey could become the next legalization state sometime in the next few weeks, and Election Day could see two more medical marijuana states (Utah and […]
The Trump Administration has included vaping devices and their components among the Chinese products subject to punitive tariffs, and that’s going to have an impact on the marijuana industry. But it’s not just vaping devices: Many other products made in China, from fixtures to packaging materials and more that are used in the pot industry, […]
It has been announced that former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, along with former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld, have joined the Board of Advisors for Acreage Holdings, a multi-state corporation operating in the medical and recreational marijuana space. The company holds licenses for dozens of cannabis businesses in the United States. […]
The wildfires raging through Northern California’s Wine Country these past weeks have killed at least 41 people, left dozens missing, and thousands burned out of their homes. They have also put a significant hurt on the region’s namesake wine industry, and its up-and-coming country cousin, the weed business. As of this week, more than 5,000 […]
SEATTLE, WA — The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state data compiled by the online content provider Leafly.com. Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included in the tally involved direct contact with the plant, as ancillary […]
WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of Senators led by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have introduced legislation in the United States Senate that would ensure legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. Joining Sen. Merkley as co-sponsors of the measure are Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren […]
What a Looming Patent War Could Mean for the Future of the Marijuana Industry
"In general, the [patent] office issues both utility and plant patents to all types of plants, including cannabis and poppy, provided the applications meet and comply with the applicable patent statutes," said the spokesperson, who asked not to be …
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Mexico proposes raising limit on marijuana for personal use
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Thursday he will ask Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Previously, only possession of five grams, or less than a fifth of …
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DEA gives approval to Colorado-funded study on marijuana and PTSD
The Colorado Board of Health had a rule making hearing about people with PTSD qualifying for medical marijuana at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment offices in Denver. Christopher Latona, center, and his dad Mike Latona, left, …
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Industrial hemp gaining traction in agriculture industry
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing …
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One Northeast Tennessee farmer applies for hemp permit
He harvested 10 pounds of hemp seeds, for which an approved processor offered him $ 7, a far cry from breaking even on the $ 254 for the state permit and the fees for THC testing to prove he wasn't growing marijuana. Even with the supply problems, the …
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Hope and hemp: The unfinished odyssey of Alex White Plume
His dream of becoming a hemp farmer and sparking a reservationwide industry of hemp growers, processors and manufacturers took root almost 20 years ago. In 1998, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, working with White Plume, adopted an ordinance that defined …
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Hemp Processing Facility Update and U.S. Hemp Industry Updates
In other industrial hemp news, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now looking for farmers to participate in their hemp pilot program that was ordered by the state legislature, last year. "It will be the first time that hemp has been grown …
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'Hemp Road Trip' stops in Johnson City
Rick Trojan who runs a hemp farm in Colorado is behind all of this. He said hemp farms are profitable and can create jobs. He also said hemp can be used to make food, clothes and even construction materials. Right now the federal government is …
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Missouri lawmakers push to restore hemp as crop
Most people reflect proudly on the idea of Mayflower's sails waving in the wind as America's first settlers approached the new land. But those same people probably don't realize those sails symbolizing our foundation were made mostly of hemp. The hemp …
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Industrial hemp on the road to legalization
Congress introduced legislation in 2014 with the Farm Bill, which allows universities and industrial institutions to cultivate industrial hemp for limited purposes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In Missouri, legislation …
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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 21, 2015
Amercanex today announced that it is launching the American Hemp Exchange, the first fully electronic marketplace for industrial hemp and associated products. Amerhempex will provide a comprehensive electronic marketplace in which wholesale and retail distributors of hemp can buy, sell, or exchange their hemp-related inventories on a fully disclosed and transparent environment.
Amerhempex is able to meet this demand through a unique blend of cutting-edge infrastructure, tools, and needs-based solutions predicated on state-of-the-art technology and real world experience. Distribution will take place through the American Hemp Exchange marketplace, which requires strict adherence to centralized regulatory and reporting requirements as designated by local, regional and national governing authorities.
“We believe that the time has finally come for agribusiness to change their model significantly through new technology and capitalize on the advantages of e-business through Amerhempex in order to improve on the marketing and trading of their products. With industrial hemp now being approved in multiple jurisdictions for research and development, our vision is to provide a verifiable tested product to those companies seeking a consistent supply of industrial hemp needed to produce their products. We believe Amerhempex will help improve agricultural providers ability to confirm contracts, eliminate the issues of inferior products, and lessen the wait time from overseas and international markets”, stated Steve Janjic, CEO for Amercanex.
The Amerhempex solution is a central electronic platform that sets the standard for efficiency, regulatory reporting, and innovative technology.
Many benefits of the new American Hemp Exchange launched by Amercanex will include promotion of real time information flow and availability, market transparency and price discovery, facilitation of industry coordination with complete access over the Internet with fully managed Infrastructure. The new Amerhempex trading and e-commerce platform will provide greater transparency within the purchasing process since prices and stock levels will all be accessible in an open environment to approved buyers and sellers 24/7. Amerhempex does not directly grow, harvest, or distribute or sell cannabis or any substances that violate or contravene United States law or the Controlled Substances Act, nor does it intend to do so in the future.
Amercanex (American Cannabis Exchange), the parent company of Amerhempex, is the web-based user-interface to the Electronic Cannabis Marketplace (ECM), offering a comprehensive suite of tools and solutions tailored to address a diverse client base. The proprietary platform ensures that only product, quantity, and best-available pricing are shown, thus ensuring a completely transparent, neutral and non-manipulated free-market where supply and demand are the only factors affecting price discovery. To learn more about Amercanex, please visit http://www.amercanex.com.
Robert Ruiz, Chief Marketing Officer