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EIHA calls for clear regulations on hemp cosmetics

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has recently challenged the changes to EU regulations on cosmetics proposed earlier this year by the EU Working Group on Cosmetic Products. In its 8-pages long position paper, EIHA notes that the current proposal by the Working Group to update the Cosmetic Ingredients Database (Cosing) fails to align EU […]

CBD hemp oils for pets

Animal lovers know perfectly well that there is no delicacy in the world man would keep from their beloved pet. This rule applies to cannabis products as well. Let’s look at whether and how our four-legged extended family members can benefit from the hemp CBD. How do animals react to cannabinoids? It would seem that […]

Legislative Chaos in the UK Threatens the Local Hemp Industry

Amid the legislative chaos, the United Kingdom’s Home Office continues to persecute farmers growing hemp for CBD, a policy posing a threat to the whole industrial hemp sector. Last month, the Oxfordshire-based hemp co-op Hempen was forced to destroy £200,000 worth of  crops, after failing to receive a growing license. Although growing hemp for seed […]

EIHA’s Call to Action

On 15 July, The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)  issued a call to its members as to help defend its position: that CBD and extracts from hemp leaves and flowers should not fall under EU ‘Novel Food’ regime. “These restrictions have a significant negative impact on our industry, and on the CBD and food sectors […]

The Cologne Declaration on Industrial Hemp

On 5-9 June, European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) held the largest conference on industrial hemp of all time and worldwide in Cologne, Germany. One of the highlights of the event was the issuance of the ‘Cologne Declaration’. Signed by nearly 200 participants of the conference held, the Cologne Declaration is the hemp industry’s call for […]

Advantages of Hemp Clothing for You and the Environment

For centuries hemp has served as a source of fibre.  Up until the wake of the 20th century  the potential of the Cannabis Sativa species as a fibrous crop had been so prevalent, that even today the terms “fibrous hemp”, “industrial hemp” and “hemp” as such are being used interchangeably. There even were periods in […]

Earliest Evidence of Cannabis Use Found in China

As the Science Advances reports, the earliest known evidence of cannabis use has been recently uncovered in the Pamir Mountains in Western China. The study suggests the psychoactive variety of the Cannabis plant was being smoked at least 2,500 years ago, and that it may have been associated with ritual or religious activities. Although the […]

Celebrating Hemp History Week

From 3 to 9 June, the hemp industry has been celebrating the 10th annual ‘Hemp History Week’. Hemp History Week is the largest educational campaign about hemp in the U.S. The campaign aims to raise awareness about environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp. This annual event is […]