News for Ancillary Hemp Companies, Vendors & Supplier


Hemp data company launches legal battle over ‘benchmarks’ moniker

Two companies that provide data and analytics to the hemp industry – New Leaf Data Services and PanXchange – are in a trademark dispute over the phrase “hemp benchmarks.” New Leaf sued PanXchange earlier this month in federal court in Connecticut, claiming trademark infringement of its “Hemp Benchmarks” service. PanXchange, which is based in Denver, offers […]

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Truck driver considers suit against Texas cops after wrongful stops for hemp

A Florida truck driver who was stopped twice last month driving hemp from California to New York is now considering a lawsuit against Texas authorities who jailed him and charged him with felony possession of marijuana. Aneudy Gonzales was stopped for a traffic violation near Conway, Texas, on Dec. 5. Texas Highway Patrol seized roughly 3,350 […]

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SodaStream CEO invests in cannabis tech firm Seedo, joins board

The CEO of a beverage company recently acquired by PepsiCo is placing his bet on marijuana, joining the board of directors of and making a significant personal investment in an agriculture business working in cannabis production. Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of at-home carbonated drink maker SodaStream – which PepsiCo acquired last year for $3.2 billion – will join […]

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Cannabis data firm New Frontier buys Hemp Business Journal

New Frontier Data, a market-analysis firm that caters to the marijuana industry, is expanding its focus to hemp with the purchase of Hemp Business Journal. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. New Frontier is headquartered in Washington DC but has a Denver office. Hemp Business Journal is based in Denver. New Frontier CEO Giadha Aguirre de Carcer said […]

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MJBizDaily bolsters hemp coverage

Marijuana Business Daily has hired a veteran journalist from The Associated Press to ramp up the publication’s coverage of the hemp industry. Kristen Nichols (formerly Wyatt), a political reporter at the AP for 17 years, will write news, analysis and feature stories on the hemp and CBD markets for Marijuana Business Daily and Marijuana Business Magazine. She’ll also […]

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