December 6 // Cannabis-waste recycler wins Colorado grant to develop aftermarket hemp products

A cannabis-waste startup has been selected to receive a $250,000 grant from Colorado to find aftermarket uses for hemp and marijuana waste. 9Fiber of Silver Spring, Maryland, plans to process waste hemp and marijuana stalks for industrial purposes such as bioplastics, construction materials and animal bedding. The company expects to start operations in Pueblo, Colorado, in late 2019 or early 2020. “Our mission is to revive the U.S. hemp fiber market through processing of the waste streams of the current cannabis and hemp industries,” 9Fiber CEO Adin Alai told Hemp Industry Daily. (Hemp Ind. Daily)

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