Zev Paiss Helps Lead Launch of Rhizo Verified

Since October 2020, Zev Paiss has been working closely with Rhizo Verified an independent verification company with offices in Seattle, WA and Boulder, CO. They are dedicated to the growth and standardization of the hemp industry by providing blockchain secured verification, authentication and traceability for bulk hemp products. With a meticulous multi-point testing process and backed by proprietary software, Rhizo Verified is setting the gold standard for hemp product verification for buyers and sellers with its True Lot Verification™ Program. For more information, please visit www.RhizoVerified.com

They have just announced a three-year exclusive agreement with SICPA, a global leader in product security, revenue realization, and track and trace solutions. See Press Release

Being Successful While Staying Safe

In the fall of 2019, when the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp legal at the federal level, many of us in the hemp industry felt we had made it. This amazing plant could now be used as the “savior” we all know it could be. However, ongoing complexities with other federal agencies such as the USDA and the FDA followed by the emergence of the COVID-19 virus have necessitated a rethinking of the best near-term path for success in the hemp industry. Read more …

Here Come the Minors

When one thinks about Cannabinoids the first letters that typically come to mind are THC and CBD — but that is beginning to change. Since there are over 105 different cannabinoids already identified, it was only a matter of time before growers, geneticists, and breeders started shifting their attention to what are currently called the “Minor” Cannabinoids. Read more …

Zev Presents Hemp in Dallas

On October 24-25th Zev participated in the inaugural hemp event for the Texas Hemp Harvesters Association. The event took place at the brand new Texas A&M AgriLife center in Dallas. The presentation was geared for Texas farmers interested in growing hemp during the 2020 season.

Zev Paiss presenting to Texas farmers.

Hemp Marketplace Featured on Raising Cannabis Capital Podcast

Hemp Marketplace founders Zev Paiss and Joheem Loh were interviewed as special guests on the popular Podcast: Raising Cannabis Capital.

The Hemp Marketplace has demonstrated its viability to build the largest and most trusted online community of hemp buyers, sellers and end users. After two years of operation, more than 2 million page views, and over 150,000 users, the Hemp Market is now poised for the next stage of expansion. Learn more at:  https://hemp.rawmarket.place/blog/2019/07/31/hemp-marketplace-featured-on-raising-cannabis-capital-podcast/

Industrial Hemp Becomes Federally Legal!

The moment has arrived!

We are so excited to announce that on December 20th, 2018 President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill which included the full text of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 which de-schedules industrial hemp and all its parts from the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp will now be treated as an agricultural crop, farmers will be able to get seeds, crop insurance and open bank accounts. We anticipate 2019 as a significant year for hemp farming and hemp investment opportunities.

More specifics about the impacts of the Farm Bill can be found at this  summary of the Farm Bill drafted by The Hemp Roundtable General Counsel, Jonathan Miller. It’s an exciting time for hemp. We look forward to working with all of our Hemp Supporters as this industry moves forward! Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved as a farmer, business owner, investor, etc. Contact: Zev@AbrahamPaiss.com.

U.S. Solar PV Market Increases 41% in 2013

2013 was another record year for the U.S. solar industry. According to data  from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Research Report, “U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2013 Year in Review,” 4,751 MW of new photovoltaic (PV) capacity was installed in 2013, representing a 41 percent increase in installation levels over deployment in 2012. Solar accounted for 29 percent of all new electricity generation capacity added in 2013, up from 10 percent in 2012.

Solar is the second largest source of new electricity generating capacity behind natural gas. The record year was driven in part by historical growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, as 2,106 MW came online in Q4 alone.

Installations Continue to Boom

  • There is now enough solar PV to power more than 2.2 million average American homes with over 13,000 MW of cumulative solar electric capacity operating in the U.S.
  • During 2013, there were 140,000 new solar installations in the U.S., bringing the total to over 445,000 PV systems operating today.
  • The utility market continues to lead with new systems of 2,847 MW of PV and 410 MW of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) installed in 2013.