• Cannabis in Mexico

    Cannabis in Mexico

      Mexico recently delayed passing a measure to legalize marijuana and hemp last week, again pushing back passing a final cannabis law in the country. This delay, coming as a response to the Coronavirus, follows an earlier 6-month extension from October 2019. Now, Mexican lawmakers are expected to revisit the topic at the next legislative session scheduled to begin September 1 and end December...
  • The Global History of Hemp as Told by Bluebird Botanicals

    The Global History of Hemp as Told by Bluebird Botanicals

    As a CBD company that owes our entire business to the power of hemp, we feel it’s important to fully understand where hemp has been, where it is now, and where it's going. Let’s start by taking a deep dive into the rich, global history of hemp...beginning 10,000 years ago. Origins of hemp - 8,000 B.C.E. to 0 Hemp is one of the oldest...
  • 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...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Legalization and the 2018 Farm Bill

    Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Legalization and the 2018 Farm Bill

    *UPDATE - As of December 20, 2018, Congress has officially passed the 2018 Farm Bill, making hemp completely and permanently federally legal for the first time in over 40 years! Read our summary of the final bill and what it means for hemp companies.  It's no secret that the hemp industry has experienced a massive explosion over the past few years. However, there’s one...
  • How Has Cannabis Been Impacted By Racism?

    How Has Cannabis Been Impacted By Racism?

    Cannabis. It’s the source of Bluebird’s CBD products and a powerful plant with countless uses and seemingly even more mystery enshrouding it. Unfortunately, as with many things not initially understood, certain interest groups - historically, those with a hand in policymaking - used the unknown elements of cannabis to stir fear and animosity in the general public. In the U.S. specifically, this sort of...
  • 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...