Hemp Shows A Bust in 2021

Hemp Shows A Bust in 2021

The CBD boom is over and the hemp harvest season is ending, which means that the cannabis industry faces a serious bust. The November 2021 Hemp Benchmarks Report includes financial results from publicly traded CBD companies. These findings reflect a stagnant market in 2021. Despite a decline in wholesale prices, hemp-derived THC companies (Delta-8) are still seeing solid revenues. LFTD saw $29million in combined sales during the third quarter. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s Web (OTC CWBHF), the oldest hemp CBD company in America, reported a revenue decrease of 6%. Similar trends were reported by other publicly traded CBD companies like cbdmd, CV Science , and CV Technologies .

The trend in wholesale prices for different types of CBD continues to decline. Hemp Benchmarks reports that the number of acres of hemp planted and harvested this year was roughly half of what it was in 2020. There is a glut in hemp biomass and CBD-derived CBD products on the market. In addition to the lack of growth in non-intoxicating cannabis oils, the popularity of synthetic CBD-derived CBD products will mean more problems for CBD product sales. The coronavirus pandemic has also had an impact on consumer spending, including regulatory uncertainty.

A recent U.S. The U.S. CBD Market Industry Update, published by Brightfield Group, projects significant sales growth in 2022. This is due to a holiday jump and a boost from California Assembly Bill 45. It legalizes CBD production and sale in California and allows it to be added into foods and sold as a dietary supplement. The possibility that California might restrict sales of Delta-8 THC products only to state-issued marijuana licenses may provide non-toxic CBD products an important boost.

Hemp farmers can also take comfort in the increased interest in hemp fiber, and grain. The National Hemp Association submitted in December a request report to the White House. It predicted that hemp fiber and grain would have a $32 trillion dollar impact by 2030. Hemp is a crop that sequesters carbon dioxide, creates nutrient rich soil, and therefore offers great potential as a rotational crop for farmers who currently grow soy, wheat, and corn. Hemp fiber could be used as the basis of thousands of products in the supply chain.

It will take a significant investment in time, resources and education to ensure the success of hemp fiber. However, big brands such as Nike and Georgia-Pacific are already promoting hemp-based products. To minimize risks for farmers growing hemp fiber or grain, they can purchase certified seed (an option that does not apply to CBD plant seed). Contracts for growing hemp both for fiber and seed are increasing as manufacturers explore new ways to use this versatile plant.

Your Guide To Medical Marijuana

Your Guide To Medical Marijuana

Written by Erika Rhein Cannabis offers various medical benefits. Marijuana products help to treat different types of medical conditions such as chronic pain, nausea, epilepsy, stress disorders, etc. Marijuana has been used as herbal remedy for years now. Today, this...

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New Album Alert: Those Damn Crows

New Album Alert: Those Damn Crows

Those Damn Crows are a hard-hitting five piece rock band from Bridgend, South Wales. Performing all around the uk and playing at festivals such as Download Festival, Ramblin Man, Steelhouse, Giants Of Rock, Planet Rockstock, to name a few. The Crows first hit the scene when their single ‘Fear The Broken’ from Debut Album ‘Murder And The Motive’ premiered through Kerrang.com. The Crows have signed a world wide record deal with Earache Records and have joined forces with United Talent Agency, and Cosa Nostra PR.
Follow up Album ‘Point Of No Return’ was released in Feb 2020 where it entered the Official Album Charts at #6.

Shane Greenhall – Vocals
Ronnie Huxford – Drums
Ian ‘Shiner’ Thomas – Guitar
Lloyd Wood – Bass
David Winchurch – Guitar

KayaHub Artist Focus-Brother Elsey

KayaHub Artist Focus-Brother Elsey


Bonded by the ties of blood and bone, Brother Elsey unearths its heartfelt sound from the depths of the human spirit.

With brutal honesty, the trio delves into the nuances of the human experience by way of dusty southern rock and endearing Americana, exploring the tension that tears us apart while gripping tightly to the ropes that tie us together.

With humble roots in Detroit, Brother Elsey has just as well found its home on the endless American interstate, packing their weathered songs in equally as weathered suitcases and sharing them with anyone willing to listen.

The band’s latest release, “matador,” drifts from delicately haunting and heart-wrenching to anthemic and inspired. Slowly, carefully, and unapologetically, the album prods open wounds, pulling every ounce of feeling from a phrase before stitching it back up.

Their songs take hold slowly, like a sunrise reaching over the tips of autumn-bound trees or smoke twisting from a smoldering fire into the night sky. Brother Elsey has a way of encapsulating everyday moments within melodies like snapshots from an old polaroid.

Brother Elsey has supported notable acts like Lord Huron, The Paper Kites, The Glorious Sons, J Roddy Walston and the business, and Corey Kilgannon. The band has been written about in the Detroit free press and its song “Wildfire” was featured on mtv. In 2021, Brother Elsey plans to tour extensively and finish recording their debut full-length record.

Getting Started with Marijuana and CBD: A Discovery Guide for Seniors

Getting Started with Marijuana and CBD: A Discovery Guide for Seniors

We aim to help you make informed healthcare decisions. While this post may contain links to lead generation forms, this won’t influence our writing. We follow strict editorial standards to give you the most accurate and unbiased information.

Chances are good that you’ve heard a lot in recent years about medical marijuana and cannabidiol, or CBD, as it’s usually known. But even if you’ve seen the news, it can be hard to figure out whether either might be right for you, as well as what’s legal where you live.

The first thing to know is that even if marijuana is legal in your state, it is still illegal from the point of view of the federal government. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice updated its policy on marijuana to allow states to govern themselves when it comes to legalization, whether for medical or recreational use or both.

What You Need to Know

Marijuana comes from the Cannabis sativa plant and CBD is derived from hemp, which is related to the marijuana plant but does not contain THC, the compound that gives you a “high” feeling.

The amount of marijuana you can have depends on your state’s law (if it’s legal at all); use the state map here to see what’s legal where you live.

Studies find that many seniors get relief from pain and other symptoms with medical marijuana and CBD, but if the THC content level is too high for your body, you may experience side effects.

What’s the Difference Between Medical Marijuana & CBD?

The marijuana plant contains more than 500 different chemicals, of which 60 are cannabinoids, a group of substances found in the cannabis plant. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the “high” feeling that marijuana is best known for.

Medical marijuana products may have less THC than recreational marijuana; it’s called medical marijuana because these products are designed to relieve health problems such as pain, anxiety, glaucoma and other issues.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is another active compound in cannabis, but it doesn’t bring on a high. There are three types of CBD: isolate, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum. Full-spectrum is the only kind that contains small traces of THC, but it’s not enough to get you high. Broad-spectrum CBD contains no THC and isolate CBD is the purest product; up to 99% all CBD is this type. Oils, tinctures, lotions and gummies are just a few of the ways you can use CBD.

How Can Medical Marijuana and CBD Help Seniors?

Between 2015 and 2018, medical marijuana use among older Americans nearly doubled, from 2.4% to 4.2%.  It’s not hard to see why: More states have legalized marijuana not just for medical use but recreationally, making it easier to buy the products and reducing the stigma.

Here are some of the most common conditions for which seniors use marijuana:

  • Cancer: Medical marijuana increases appetite, relieves nausea from chemotherapy and curbs pain and anxiety.
  • Severe/chronic pain: Marijuana reduces pain without increasing the risk of overdose that comes with taking opioids.
  • Glaucoma: One of the most frequently cited reasons for using marijuana, studies have found marijuana reduces the intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Research shows that taking a combination of CBD and THC increases brain cell survival, reduces lipid function and stimulates the hippocampus.
  • Crohn’s disease: Decreases pain, improves appetite and relieves nausea and inflammatory bowel disease. 
  • Epilepsy and seizures: Can reduce the number of seizures.
  • Multiple sclerosis and muscle spasms: Treats pain and spasms and relieves muscle stiffness.
  • HIV/AIDS: Stimulates appetite and relieves nausea brought on by medication. 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): While still being studied, early indicators point to some relief for muscle stiffness when a combination of CBD and THC is used with ALS medication.

How Do You Choose Between Medical Marijuana and CBD?

If you don’t want the high feeling that comes from the THC in marijuana, you’ll naturally want to avoid any medical marijuana products and perhaps choose a product with CBD instead.

Though the Food & Drug Administration hasn’t approved the cannabis plant for any medical use, it has approved a few drugs that have cannabinoids in them. Depending on what health issues you’re dealing with, these may be useful. The drugs Marinol and Syndros treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy to treat cancer, and Epidiolex can help treat seizures in people with epilepsy.

How you take medical marijuana also affects how potent each dose is:

Smoking: Paper rolling, pipes (traditional or vape) and water pipes deliver marijuana through inhalation and work quickly. Smoking vaporizes the marijuana, allowing users to inhale the medicine purely. However, this form isn’t recommended if you have a breathing problem.

Edibles: If smoking isn’t an option, you can eat cannabinoids, though you may only need a small portion compared to what you would smoke. Keep in mind that edibles — which come as brownies, candy, cookies, drinks and snacks — can take up to 60 minutes to work.

Concentrated oils and extracts: Highly concentrated cannabis can be found in vape oil, hash, pills, tinctures, dab oils, CBD oil and many other products. Oils have been separated from the marijuana bud, making them extremely efficient in how they work in the body.

Topical creams: Creams and lotions can be very effective for pain relief, and, because they don’t enter the bloodstream, there’s no risk of side effects you might experience with a product that has THC. Topical CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties, which gives arthritis sufferers relief.

To date, 36 states and four U.S. territories have legalized the use of medical marijuana and 15 states and three territories allow recreational marijuana use. All 50 states have legalized CBD on varying levels. Find a list of dispensaries by state.  

AlabamaMarijuana is illegal. CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor and must contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight.
AlaskaFully legal.
ArizonaFully legal.
ArkansasMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “intractable pain that has not responded to ordinary medical or surgical measures for more than six months.” CBD is available.
CaliforniaFully legal.
ColoradoFully legal.
ConnecticutMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “chronic pain of at least 6 months’ duration associated with a specified underlying chronic condition refractory [resistant to] to other treatment intervention.” CBD is available.
DelawareMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “severe, debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than 3 months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.” CBD is available.
District of ColumbiaFully legal.
FloridaMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “any debilitating medical condition that the physician believes cannabis may alleviate qualifies if it is of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated (which are serious conditions such as HIV/AIDS and cancer).” CBD is available.
GeorgiaMedical marijuana is legal, however, it is limited to low-THC medical cannabis oil only. CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor and must contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight.
HawaiiMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or treatment [for such conditions, which produces] … severe pain.” CBD is available.
IdahoMarijuana is illegal. CBD products are legal only if they contain zero THC and are derived from one of five parts of the cannabis plant.
IllinoisFully legal.
IndianaMarijuana is illegal. The law allows any person to buy and possess CBD oil as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and contains no more than 0.3 percent THC.
IowaMedical marijuana is legal in CBD oil form only. The law allows a registered patient the ability to buy and possess CBD oil as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and they receive no more than 4.5 grams of THC every 90 days.
KansasMarijuana is illegal. CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor if it contains no THC.
KentuckyMedical marijuana has passed the state legislature but has yet to be enacted. Currently, the law allows any person to buy CBD oil as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and contains no more than 0.3 percent THC.
LouisianaMedical marijuana is legal but extremely restricted. Doctors can recommend medical cannabis for any medical condition the physician “considers debilitating to an individual patient” that the physician is qualified to treat. CBD is available.
MaineFully legal.
MarylandMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or treatment [for such conditions, which produces] … severe pain.” CBD is available as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and contains no more than 0.3 percent THC.
MassachusettsFully legal.
MichiganFully legal.
MinnesotaMedical marijuana is legal but extremely restricted. Qualified use is defined as “intractable pain – a pain state in which the cause of the pain cannot be removed or otherwise treated with the consent of the patient and which, in the generally accepted course of medical practice, no relief or cure of the cause of the pain is possible, or none has been found after reasonable efforts.” CBD is available.
MississippiMedical marijuana is legal but a program is not in place yet. Currently, CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor and contain no more than 0.5% THC by weight.
MissouriMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “a chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain” or “a chronic medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medication that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, when a physician determines that medical use of marijuana could be effective in treating that condition and would serve as a safer alternative
MontanaFully legal.
NebraskaMarijuana is illegal. CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor and contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight.
NevadaFully legal.
New HampshireMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “moderate to severe chronic pain.” CBD is available.
New JerseyFully legal.
New MexicoMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “painful peripheral neuropathy and severe chronic pain with objective proof and two physician certifications.” CBD is available.
New YorkMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “a condition for which an opioid could be prescribed or any severe debilitating pain that the practitioner determines degrades health and functional capability; where the patient has contraindications, has experienced intolerable side effects, or has experienced failure of one or more previously tried therapeutic options; and where there is documented
North CarolinaMarijuana is illegal. CBD oil is available.
North DakotaMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “severe, debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than 3 months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.” CBD is available.
OhioMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “pain that is either… chronic and severe or intractable.” CBD is available as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and contains no more than 0.3 percent THC.
OklahomaMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as ”any condition qualifies if a physician believes cannabis may alleviate it.” CBD is widely available.
OregonFully legal.
PennsylvaniaMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain.” CBD is available.
Rhode IslandMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or its treatment, that produces debilitating, chronic pain.” CBD is available.
South CarolinaMarijuana is illegal. CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor and must contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight.
South DakotaFully legal.
TennesseeMarijuana is illegal. CBD can be sold by a licensed vendor and must contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight.
TexasMedical marijuana is legal in CBD oil form only. The law allows medical patients who qualify to buy CBD oil as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and contains low amounts of THC.
UtahMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical provider’s opinion, despite treatment attempts using
VermontFully legal.
VirginiaMedical marijuana is legal in CBD oil form only.The law allows patients to buy CBD oil as long as it meets certain labeling requirements and contains no more than 10 milligrams of THC per dose.
WashingtonFully legal.
West VirginiaMedical marijuana is legal. Qualified use is defined as “severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective.” CBD is available.
WisconsinMarijuana is illegal. The law allows anyone to buy CBD in oil form only, as long as it contains low amounts of THC.
WyomingFully legal.

What Are the Effects of Medical Marijuana on Your Health and Your Brain?

An American Geriatric Society survey showed that most seniors were able to partially or fully curb their use of prescriptions by using medical marijuana. Another study found Medicare Part D prescriptions filled for opioids decreased in states with medical marijuana laws. Though this research isn’t conclusive, it may indicate that older Americans find medical marijuana effective in managing pain and perhaps other health conditions.

If you choose to take medical marijuana, it’s essential to work with a physician who knows you and your health history and also understands how the plant might interact with any prescription medication you’re taking. While medical marijuana can be useful in some patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, higher doses of THC could cause cognitive and physical impairment, including a worsening of dementia. Thinning blood is also a concern, and using marijuana can cause a sedative effect if you’re also taking antidepressants. 

How Do You Get a Medical Marijuana Prescription?

Even if you live in a state where recreational marijuana is legal, it pays to apply for an official medical marijuana card. It can give you preferred pricing, help avoid taxes and enable you to purchase products across state lines, if the state allows it. In addition, you can get access to stronger potencies if you need them. Here are the typical steps for getting an ongoing prescription for medical marijuana:

  1. Determine if your condition qualifies you for a medical marijuana card. If your state has legalized marijuana, you should be able to find this information through your state’s department of health.
  2. Get treatment advice from a physician with experience prescribing medical marijuana for your condition(s) and can write a legal prescription.
  3. Through your state health department’s website, find out how to apply for a medical card in your state and pay the application fee, if there is one.
  4. Once accepted, talk to someone at a dispensary who can direct you to the best type of marijuana and the best product(s) for your condition(s).
  5. Listen to your body. You may need to adjust your dosage over time if your prescription doesn’t relieve your symptoms or your body adjusts to the dosage over time and you no longer see any benefit.
  6. Renew your medical card every year.

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana?

Because marijuana is considered illegal by the federal government and Medicare is a federal program, it does not cover this type of treatment.

Next Steps

Many seniors who use marijuana, whether in a low-level CBD form or through medical marijuana, praise medical marijuana and CBD products for their benefits in easing pain, nausea, seizures and other health problems.

If you’re ready to explore how these products might help you, start by talking to a healthcare provider who knows your health history and understands how to use cannabis-derived products.  He or she can be an important advocate while keeping you safe.

If your state hasn’t legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, you can still advocate for legalization at the local level. Contact organizations like NORML ( the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)  to find a chapter near you and learn how you can help push legalization where you live.

KayaHub Artist Focus-Raye Zaragoza

KayaHub Artist Focus-Raye Zaragoza


Raye Zaragoza is a galvanizing presence, a self-assured artist making music to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Known for tenacious feminist anthems and fearless protest folk, her stage presence teems with determined morale. However, Zaragoza was not always the fortified woman of color who takes the stage today.

As a Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous woman, Zaragoza spent much of her early life trying to assimilate with the world around her, to meet punishing standards of beauty synonymous with just one color of skin—and not her own. Raye confesses, “I truly thought that in order to be beautiful, you had to be white.” She has come a long way from that youthful pain, proclaiming “I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with. I hope young girls of today will know that the It Girl is whatever the hell they want to be.”

This rightful confidence radiates across Woman in Color, Zaragoza’s sophomore album out October 23 on Rebel River Records, her own independent label. The album delivers powerful missives about embracing one’s own identity and discovering the power behind it, all across brisk, emotive, compelling folk melodies. Once deemed “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre” by Paste Magazine, Raye Zaragoza now offers an intimate exploration of coming into her own, in a country where for many, simply existing is political.

Raised in New York City, Zaragoza grew up in a studio apartment on Houston Street with her mother, father, and two siblings. Despite financial limitations, her parents were fervent believers in the power of performing arts and committed to cultivating their children’s creativity. This meant that money earned went first to mortgage, second to bills, and third to arts education and opportunities for Raye and her siblings. When Raye was fourteen, her family moved to Los Angeles and by eighteen, she was living on her own in North Hollywood, gigging at farmer’s markets, restaurants, and at one point, once a week at The Republic of Pie—in exchange for nothing but a slice of pastry. She moved back to New York City as a young adult, bartending at The Knitting Factory and The Bitter End while developing her East Coast audience, before rising rents sent her back to California.

By 2016, Zaragoza had bounced her evolving career between two coasts and come into adulthood with a nuanced perspective. Her priorities were shifting, her musical style changing, and her focus becoming clear. In tandem, she had become increasingly connected to her own identity and increasingly aware of the injustices surrounding the Indigenous communities of Standing Rock; she was emotionally gripped by the violence and dangers ravaging her people and the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline and felt compelled to fight back in the way she knew how. In swift form, she penned “In The River” and enlisted her brother to create a music video. The release went viral and Zaragoza suddenly found herself on a new kind of stage—one significantly more public and truly important than she ever could have imagined. She travelled to Standing Rock that winter.

In the aftermath of that breakthrough single, Zaragoza released Fight For You, the protest-driven debut she says had her “finding my voice as a woman of color.” The album drew rampant praise from the likes of Billboard and Paste Magazine as well as touring opportunities with Dispatch and Donovan Woods among others. For many years, Zaragoza had smothered her natural identity to please homogeneous pop culture, but upon releasing her first full-length, she discovered its beauty, significance, and necessity in a broader conversation; she was ready to celebrate what made her “different” and invigorate those of similar struggles to do the same.

For her sophomore album Woman In Color, Zaragoza enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine (Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, First Aid Kit, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens). She says, “Tucker’s musical purity and precision both challenged and excited me. The creative relationship was synergistic from the start, and I knew he was the person to make these stories come to life.” In just ten, ten-hour days in Portland, the pair stretched Raye’s prolific songwriting into life-size experiences, adding lush layers of instrumentation with notable guest players including Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Laura Veirs, Dylan Day (Jenny Lewis), Andrew Borger (Norah Jones) and Kyleen King (Brandi Carlile). Zaragoza calls the experience “one of the most creatively fulfilling experiences in my life so far.”

Throughout the process of writing and recording, Zaragoza pulled from an eclectic pool of inspiration not limited to Joni Mitchell, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Norah Jones, Blind Pilot, First Aid Kit, and even the Clarissa Pinkola Estés book Women Who Run With The Wolves. The resulting record is as multifaceted as the artist who wrote it. Throughout ten emotionally turbulent tracks, Zaragoza reckons with growing up in a society that equates whiteness with beauty (“The It Girl”), memorializes her mother’s story of immigrating to the United States (“Change Your Name”), pays homage to Indigenous women who were kidnapped and murdered, never to be found (“Red”), protests deep-seated societal injustices (“Fight Like A Girl,” “They Say,”), and emboldens the listener to be all that their beautiful individuality entails (“Running With the Wolves,” “Rebel Soul”).

Woman In Color flares with the fierce spirit of Raye’s acclaimed debut while embracing the compelling pep of Martine’s pop touch and elaborating upon her storied relation to identity. Through this album, Raye has written a collection of spirited canticles for herself, for womanhood, and for all the people who had to come together in such an event of divine coincidence that led to her existence.