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Hemp Versus Cannabis



Hemp and cannabis may seem like interchangeable terms, but there are important differentiating ideas and its critical to understand how they compare.

The main point is this: they are different plants. They each have their own core applications, and strong potential to make a difference in the world. But what really is the difference? We will take a look here.

Cannabis and Hemp are Part of the Human Story

Cannabis sativa is our starting point. This is the most contentious plant perhaps the planet. We have long known of its importance. It’s interwoven with our history in so many ways. It’s been a core resource, helping us create paper, fuel, fiber, ship materials, and other uses.

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence, signed by the founding fathers, was written on hemp-based paper? And medicinal uses of these plants go back six millennia.

After a period of extraordinary abuse, this plant has started to bloom again in opportunity. Distinctive nations of the world are starting to investigate and make utilization of their medicinal and mechanical characteristics.

In any case, numerous experts on the planet keep on keeping clients and raisers in jail for longer timeframes when they practice their sovereign rights and develop cannabis for dietary and restorative purposes. In view of its unlawful oversight and many years of pernicious purposeful publicity, much disarray and twisting of truth emerged with respect to the idea of this adaptable plant.

Understanding the Difference: Hemp and Cannabis

In reality, these two “species” – hemp and cannabis – are actually two variations of the same plant, with minor genetic differences. It is domestication and selective breeding that drove these differences.

The main point is about concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the cannabinoid in cannabis that causes that feeling of being “high” when it is smoked. According to Canada’s health organization, “In the Industrial Hemp Regulation, Industrial Hemp covers cannabis plants and plant parts of any variety who’s leaves and flower heads contain 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or less.”

The specifics of these amounts vary from regulator to regulator, but the essential point is the same everywhere. If there is barely any THC, then you are dealing with hemp, otherwise, you have some cannabis on your hands.

Hemp is a far more industrial resource. It is used as the source of fibers for construction or textiles or paper, and even fuel. At the same, cannabis, which is more rich in cannabinoids, is more useful for medicinal applications.

Looking to the Future

Above it all, if you take one thing away from this piece, it should be this: as a species on this planet, we have found destructive ways to expand our reach, burning fossil fuels, destroying the environment, and eradicating forests. In all of this, we have at our fingertips an amazing resource that can help us move forward into the future in a manner that is far more constructive: Hemp and cannabis.

According to the Environmental Paper Network’s Calculator, about 640 million trees are thrown into the paper basket every year in the United States alone.

We have to live on this planet. It’s the only one we have. And we have a choice to make in the course of our future history: we can be destructive or constructive. If we want to choose the latter, then it will be through inclusion of these amazing plants that we can produce that outcome.


WeedMD Inc (OTCMKTS:WDDMF) Rolls Out Its Color Cannabis Brand For Adults



WeedMD Inc (OTCMKTS:WDDMF) has announced the launch of its latest brand called Color Cannabis as a premium brand that targets adult users that want high-grade cannabis products.

The new Color Cannabis premium brand features numerous strains of cannabis that are presented in multiple formats. However, they are also developed such that they have a high level of quality as per the expectations of the target consumers. WeedMD’s new brand will only be available to a few distributors and retailers in Canada.

WeedMD plans to have the Color Cannabis-branded products in select stores as well as online availability by Mid-June. The company created the brand with a strategic aim at the diverse preference and tastes of the modern-day cannabis consumer.

“We worked with globally-renowned agency Sid Lee to launch Color – our first adult-use brand,” stated Brett Moon, the Senior Vice President of sales and marketing at WeedMD.

The Color Cannabis brand to mainly focus on a premium user experience

Mr. Moon also noted that Color Cannabis is designed to inspire customers to embrace life and their cannabis experience in personal and unique ways. Aside from being available in the form of dried premium flower, the new WeedMD brand also hosts new product formats over the next few months. Some of those products include gel capsules, oils and pre-rolls and they will be made available with the creation of more consumption formats.

WeedMD CEO Keith Merker stated that Color Cannabis’ goal is to grasp the progressive character, individuality, and imagination of cannabis users. The CEO noted that the goal of the brand is not to tell clients what they will feel but rather to experience the products for themselves. Merker also noted that the Color Cannabis launch represents a key milestone for the company.

WeedMD expects to juggle between the new adult cannabis brand and its medical cannabis pursuits. The company expects to produce about 150,000 kilograms through its 5.2 million square feet production capacity by 2020. The firm also expects to have enough room to handle production for medical cannabis, as well as recreational adult use. It plans to achieve this through its indoor and outdoor growth facilities.

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HempAmericana Inc. (OTCMKTS:HMPQ) CEO Issues Explains The Company’s Expansion



HempAmericana Inc. (OTCMKTS:HMPQ) CEO has issued a letter to shareholders addressing the expansion of the company following string orders.

HempAmericana has begun bottling of full-spectrum CBD distillate

In the letter to shareholders, the CEO indicated that the company has begun establishing growth momentum in its CBD oil production as well as the distribution business. The CEO stated that the company has started bottling of 500 mg as well as 1000 mg full spectrum CBD distillate in its ultramodern CBD production and extraction facility in Augusta Maine.

He added that the company’s initial production is expected to be around 2,000 bottles per day which will be increased gradually to around 8,000 bottles a day to meet demand. Currently, the company has more than 50,000 full spectrum distillate bottles that are ready to be shipped with tens of thousands expected to follow.

HempAmericana is equally bottling a 250 mg potency that is suitable for the CBD-for-pets market. On the high end, the CEO indicated that the company is bottling 2500 mg and 5000 mg but he asserted that they have the potential of replicating any formula.

The CEO further went on to explain that production will be distributed under the company’s proprietary brand “Weed Got Oil.” He added that the company is also pursuing an opportunity in the white label market for the quality full-spectrum distillate CBD Oil. Currently, there are over 400 brands in the CBD market with the majority turning to high capacity producers such as HempAmericana to build product inventory.

Relationship with Eagle Hemp

The company recently announced a relationship with Florida based Eagle Hemp for an initial purchase order as well as the establishment of connections for more orders in the future. The company anticipates strong demand that includes compensation for more production of CBD oil as well as its bottling technology. The first order will bring the company significant revenue input at no associated costs to labeling, bottling, and shipping.

The company’s production facility and lab are currently operating well with two bottling machines in operation. The CEO said that once they distill the interest into purchase orders they will communicate to shareholders.

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Medmen Enterprises Inc. (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) Expands Its Footprint In California With Acquisition Of One Love



MedMen Enterprises Inc. (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) has announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of 100% interest in MattnJeremy, Inc. One Love Beach Club.

Acquisition of One Love

The acquisition enhances the company’s California footprint by adding a premier location that is positioned strategically between its LAX and Santa Ana locations. The One Love Beach Club is currently on a run-rate of around $6 million in gross revenue and has an unaudited EBITDA margin of about 29%.

MedMen CEO Adam Bierman stated that they were delighted to have Long Beach on bard as part of the MedMen family as the company continues its growth in the world’s leading cannabis market.

One love was founded back in 2009 and it is located in Long Beach at 2767 E Broadway between Belmont Shore and Downtown some blocks from the beach. Long Beach is located 20 miles from Los Angeles and it is the third largest city in Southern California behind San Diego and Los Angeles with a population of almost half a million.

The city is a prime location that offers attractions, oceanfront hotels, events, recreation activities, shopping, nightly entertainment, restaurants as well as art and culture. According to the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2018 there were approximately 7.9 million visitors who visited the city to attend various events and attractions.

The One Love owner and operator Abrams Family indicated that it had been exciting to have served the Long Beach community for the last ten years adding that they were looking forward to MedMen to continue offering the community with premium cannabis.

Details of the transaction

According to the details of the transaction MedMen is expected to pay around $13 million of which $1 million will be in cash at closing of the deal and $2 million in deferred cash. The rest of the $10 million shall be fulfilled in Class B Subordinate Voting shares. Completion of the transactions depends on regulatory approval by state and local authorities as well as other routine closing conditions. The deal is expected to be closed within 45 days.

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