• Bluebird’s Conversations About Cannabis:  How Did It Become Illegal?

    Bluebird’s Conversations About Cannabis: How Did It Become Illegal?

    From 2012 to 2018, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical consumption, with D.C. and 10 of those states also allowing for recreational use. Hemp was also made legal at the federal level in 2018 with the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill. This rapid shift in policy has many people wondering: why was cannabis illegal in the first...
  • How Can We Help the Bees?

    How Can We Help the Bees?

      Coronavirus, the U.S. government confirming UFOs, and now murder hornets? It’s safe to say 2020 is off to an...err...eventful start.  It’s the last of the three - the murder hornets - that brings us to our topic for today’s discussion: bees.  We already know that increasing temperatures and precipitation linked to climate change have begun to wreak havoc on the bee populations, with...
  • Regenerative Agriculture for Earth - and Hemp!

    Regenerative Agriculture for Earth - and Hemp!

    What is regenerative agriculture? This term has been buzzing around the sustainability sphere in recent years in the same way our honey bees buzz around their favorite flowers. In essence, regenerative agriculture is the collection of farming practices designed to improve soil health and reduce carbon emissions. And it’s not only making a positive impact on the planet, but also on the bottom line...
  • Hemp Paper vs. Tree Paper

    Hemp Paper vs. Tree Paper

    In honor of Hemp History Week, Bluebird Botanicals wanted to take a moment to emphasize one of the many ways that hemp is poised to help environmental efforts as hemp prohibition — and its accompanying stigma — crumbles around the globe: hemp paper. In the age of rapid climate change, people are finally starting to understand that there are real and dangerous ramifications to...