The Cannabis Research Coalition holds Virtual Kickoff Meeting January 7, 2022 at 2:00pm

The Cannabis Research Coalition holds Virtual Kickoff Meeting January 7, 2022 at 2:00pm

A new research based, cannabis not-for-profit coalition to benefit growers

The Hemp Mine and Clemson University create a research-based not-for-profit, Cannabis Research Coalition (CRC), to elevate cannabis research and share data with growers across the globe.

Clemson, South Carolina, January 3, 2022 – The Hemp Mine is pleased to announce their collaboration with Clemson University to create the Cannabis Research Coalition (CRC), a not-for-profit organization that focuses on cannabis horticultural research. 

The Cannabis Research Coalition is a professional group dedicated to cannabis research. Dr. Allison Justice & The Hemp Mine LLC, an industry leader in cannabis genetics and production, have partnered with Dr. Jim Faust’s Flowering Physiology Laboratory at Clemson University to address the cultivation and postharvest issues that challenge today’s cannabis industry.

“This is an exciting time for the cannabis industry.  As most states now have cannabis production, as hemp or marijuana, the time to come together to push this industry forward with solid research and science,” said Allison Justice, PhD., Founder & CEO of The Hemp Mine. 

Our mission is to partner with cannabis-industry stakeholders to advance the exploration of the cannabis plant and implement science-based research to develop the techniques required to create a sustainable, efficient, and profitable industry.

Our approach is to combine the resources of stakeholders—individuals and businesses—to fund research that provides practical answers to the questions that limit our success as an industry.

The cooperative research model, whereby members benefit from the pooled resources of an entire group, has driven horticulture and greenhouse research for decades. Cooperative research allows you to be at the cutting edge of science-based research for a fraction of the actual cost. By partnering with colleagues, collaborators, and sometimes competitors, you can stay at the forefront of production know-how.

“We are at an unprecedented time in the history of plant science where we have an incredibly valuable plant for which there is almost zero scientific research. The opportunities to improve production methods with solid data are vast. It is truly a unique and exciting time to be a horticultural scientist,” stated Jim Faust, PhD., Clemson University Flowering Physiology Laboratory.

Member Benefits

  • Members prioritize and provide direction to the production and postharvest research projects undertaken by the CRC based on industry needs.
  • Members meet virtually with The Hemp Mine & Clemson University teams monthly for research updates and discussions.
  • Members gather at an annual conference for in-depth discussions of research results and to set priorities and goals for the next year.
  • Members receive SOPs for production and postharvest methods.
  • Allied trade members (vendors to the cannabis industry) provide members with exclusive offers.

Coalition Kickoff

The CRC will be having its first virtual meeting on January 7, 2022 to discuss membership, answer questions and give a sneak peak of projects already underway.  For questions or to join the mailing list, please contact

About the Flowering Physiology Laboratory at Clemson University

Dr. Jim Faust has conducted research for the floriculture industry for over 30 years. His research has always focused on identifying practical solutions for the most important production and postharvest challenges facing greenhouse growers. He is a founding member of the Floriculture Research Alliance, which is the prototype for the CRC and which has successfully generated cutting-edge research to greenhouse growers for the last 17 years. Dr. Faust’s research ranges from environmental (temperature, light, and humidity) management, plant nutrition, cultural practices, plant growth regulation, and postharvest performance. He has worked extensively with U.S. growers, unrooted-cutting suppliers in Central America, and cut-flower growers in South America. Two years ago, he initiated a cannabis research program at Clemson University focused on mother plant management, propagation methodology, flowering (photoperiod responses), and postharvest drying and curing.

About The Hemp Mine, LLC

The Hemp Mine is a vertically integrated family owned and operated hemp company headquartered in South Carolina. The Hemp Mine manages 30 acres of field production, a

supercritical CO₂ extraction and THC remediation facility, and a head office combined with a 10,000 ft² manufacturing facility. The Hemp Mine has its own consumer goods brand and white labels and bulk manufactures for many other brands across the US. With our business model being vertically integrated, we understand the bottlenecks from start to finish throughout the whole supply chain. Our goal is to offer a validated genetic portfolio selected specifically for your region and growing conditions. The Hemp Mine breeds and regionally trials indoor and outdoor at scale to offer trusted genetics to the hemp market. The genetics offered are clones in the form of stage III tissue culture, unrooted cuttings, rooted cuttings (liners), and seeds. The Hemp Mine comes with decades of commercial horticultural expertise and prides themselves on delivering a science based and data driven perspective to the hemp industry.

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