HLG week in review 4.9-4.13

Here's Mitch McConnell's New Hemp Legalization Bill, NoCo Hemp Expo Celebrates a Growing Field

Here's Mitch McConnell's New Hemp Legalization Bill

The most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill just filed a bill to radically change federal laws that currently make cannabis illegal for all purposes. Read more.

NoCo Hemp Expo Celebrates a Growing Field

The NoCo Hemp Expo returned to the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland for the fifth year on April 6 and April 7, 2018, and the event dedicated to all things hemp was bigger and better than ever, with nearly 60 speakers, 150 exhibits and the expo's first-ever farmer symposium. View photos.

Real Cannabis Beer To Push Infusion Trend Sky-High

Craft beer is booming, but that's nothing new. Competition is fierce and many new brewers just can't seem to break into the market. The beer can be great but that no longer seems to be enough. Many craft brewers today religiously follow the  German Purity Law of beer-making which allows for the use of only water, barley, hops, and yeast in beer production. As the craft beer industry booms, however, infusing beer with alternative ingredients is becoming more common, as breweries attempt to stand out. One of the most ground-breaking beer infusions was announced recently, helmed by Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon Brewing. Read more.

Colorado Company’s CBD Blending in at Juice and Smoothie Bars

A dash of bee pollen, a sprinkle of spirulina, a scoop of pea protein and a couple drops of CBD — Cannabidiol-rich hemp extracts are blending in at juice and smoothie bars across the country. Read more.

Marijuana Businesses Experimenting with Blockchain Technology, But Skeptics Persist

A small yet growing number of marijuana businesses are adopting or experimenting with a nascent technology born out of the cryptocurrency phenomenon. Read more.