Yesterday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with Senators Wyden and Merkley, introduced the Hemp Farming Act, a historic bill that will reestablish industrial hemp as a major agricultural crop in America, benefiting the environment, farmers, consumers, the budding American hemp industry, and the economy in all States and Tribal Nations.

The Hemp Farming Act will make hemp eligible for competitive grants and federal crop insurance, it will protect hemp extracts and derivatives (such as CBD), and it will remove all DEA jurisdiction over hemp and many other barriers the American hemp industry has come up against over the last few years. This truly a historic day and we hope that the UK and other countries will follow along the same path and support the hemp industry over here too!
Our suppliers, Bluebird Botanicals are a board member of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and had the honor and privilege to provide input on this legislation as it was drafted over the last few months. You can read the text of the bill here.  
To find out more, join the active active Reddit r/politics discussion about the Hemp Farming Act!  


Awareness is rising how hemp used as building materials could contribute in mitigating climate change. 

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ 2010 report on Low Carbon Construction concluded that construction was responsible for around 300m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, which is almost 47% of the UK’s total. If we can convert plants into building materials, we are in a win-win situation. 

The plant acts as a carbon store, sequestering (absorbing) atmospheric CO2 for as long as the plant continues to exist. This CO2 is only re-released when the material is composted or burnt, and the great thing is that through replanting it you can re-absorb this CO2 annually, in the case of straw or hemp, or every decade or so in the case of timber, rather than the 300m years that it takes to recycle coal or oil.  Secondly, plant based materials can be used to make high performing building envelopes, protecting against external weather and making a building more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient to live in.

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 Image:  Sammy Spratt from Hempire, UK 


Stakeholders advocating for cannabidiol (CBD) have crossed a second important hurdle as a preliminary evaluation of the substance by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vienna last week produced positive findings.  “This round has ended up favorably, but the critical review of CBD will happen in May,” said Boris Baňas, board member at the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).  The next review is expected at WHO’s 40th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) meeting in May or June, 2018.  


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Interview of Brandon Beatty, founder of Bluebird Botanicals with the Kentucky Hempster - "After working with Bluebird Botanicals this past year, it’s clear as to why the company has quickly emerged as a world-leading provider of hemp extracts and CBD products. The mission-driven, health-inspired company culture, combined with the highest quality cannabinoid-rich products, has created a loyal, customer community across the globe."  To read full article, click on image or here.

Bluebird Team 2016

 Bluebird Team 2016 

Great five minute interview with Michael Harinen, Bluebird Botanicals.  If you would like to know more about our hemp products, quality assurance, ethics and how we guide our customers in the selection process, you might enjoy this.

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Out of the sea of competition, Bluebird emerged as the #1 Hemp-CBD company at the 2016 CannabistAwards in Las Vegas!

Bluebird says "it's a great honour to have our extensive work recognized and to accept the title as #1 brand in the industry."

CannaWell are honoured to be their exclusive EU distributor.

The four questions considered by the judges:

- How unique is the finalist’s work in this category?
- Is the finalist pushing the cannabis industry into a better future with innovative solutions?
-How much of an impact is the finalist making in this category?
-How much does the finalist epitomize the spirit of what’s written in the category description?

View the list of award recipients here:

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On average, one acre of Hemp can produce two to four times more paper than one tree.
Hemp matures 90-120 days. For trees, it takes 20 years to mature.
Paper produced from Hemp can be recycled a little over two times more than timber paper.
Paper manufacturing needs many harmful chemicals for bleaching. Hemp can be simply whitened with hydrogen peroxide.
Trees remove emissions out of the air—just like Hemp. Let’s leave the trees standing and grow fields of Hemp like never before!
Hemp paper is superior to timber not only because of sustainability, but also because it is much more durable and lasts many decades longer!


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6 March 2017

Bluebird founder (Brandon Beatty) and President (Quinatzin De La Torre) did a fun podcast with Doc Rob on Cannabis Radio recently. Click through to listen to the 35-minute conversation about the hemp industry, the history of Bluebird, and developments we're currently working on. Click on image or here to listen to the recording or the current live stream.

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ABC News 6 March 2017

Construction of the first hemp house in WA has just been completed. "The hemp is basically encased around your timber frame home so in a nutshell it's your cladding, it's your insulation, and it's all your gyprock and basically all your painting, all done in one, in a monolithic wall," Mr Rogers said.  The hemp walls are also termite resistant, fireproof, breathable, prevent mould, store carbon and reduce the need for heating and cooling. For full article click image or here -

Hemp hopuse in WA ABC News

PHOTO: ABC News: Roxanne Taylor.

"The science is called phytoremediation -- a process where contaminants are absorbed by the fast-growing roots of the cannabis plant which stores or, in some cases, transforms toxins into a harmless substance."  For full article click image or here -

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7 March 2017

Dr. Bronner's awesome blog post about regenerative agriculture. It's long, but so worth the read! "Ultimately we, the eaters, are the ones who feed the machine. We should take responsibility to rebalance the cycle of life and death in the natural world, reenter the natural rhythms and connection with the Earth, and make sure our dietary choices are sustainable and building healthy soil."

“The whole world is a garden, and what a wonderful place it would be, if we each took care of our part of the Earth, our garden.” ~Voltaire

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DrBonner regenerative agriculture