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Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier

Jenel’s journalism experience began two decades ago at her hometown newspaper in Wahpeton, North Dakota. For the past decade, she wrote and edited for a B2B publication and focused on analyzing management, strategy and trends for business owners and executives, ranging from best practices around M&A to how businesses can adapt to demographic shifts in the workforce. Her work earned several editorial excellence awards from the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

From the Roots Up: A Guide for Hemp Cultivators

All hemp products are dependent on one thing: the ability to grow a reliable and quality crop. Growers need to pick plants that will deliver the characteristics they need and provide inputs that support the end goals. But where to begin? In this guide, some of the industry’s most experienced and innovative cultivators share their […]

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CBD maker Charlotte’s Web to begin trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Charlotte’s Web, a Boulder, Colorado-based CBD manufacturer, said Wednesday it received approval to uplist to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The company expects to start trading on the TSX on May 31 and will maintain its Canadian Securities Exchange ticker CWEB. The move to the TSX – the world’s ninth-largest exchange in terms of market capitalization […]

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Applications for hemp licenses continue to balloon across US

The number of applications to grow hemp received by states has continued to increase rapidly in the wake of the 2018 passage of the Farm Bill. The West Virginia Agriculture Department reported that the number of licenses issued so far this year has more than tripled to 158, compared with 46 in 2018. The agency […]

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Curaleaf agrees to buy Cura Partners for CA$1.27 billion in all-stock deal

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated marijuana and hemp company, agreed to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Cura Partners in an all-stock deal worth 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million). Curaleaf will issue 95.6 million subordinated voting shares, giving Cura a roughly 16% stake in the company. Cura’s Select brands are available in more than 900 retailers, mainly in […]

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Health Canada cuts red tape for hempseed shipments to US

The hemp industry in Canada is welcoming a move by the country’s regulatory body to simplify the export of hempseed to the United States ahead of this spring’s planting season. Last week, Health Canada notified hemp license holders and applicants the agency would no longer require an import permit from the U.S. authority before issuing […]

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Charlotte’s Web appoints former Kellogg executive as CEO

In an effort to move into the mainstream CBD space, Boulder, Colorado-based CBD manufacturer Charlotte’s Web Holdings has selected a former Kellogg executive to serve as its CEO. Adrienne “Deanie” Elsner will assume the role effective May 15. Elsner was previously president of the U.S. snacks division at Kellogg. “Deanie’s appointment is timely and aligns […]

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New opportunities, some headaches

The Farm Bill’s passage presents marijuana cultivators, extractors, manufacturers and retailers with a boatload of federally legal business opportunities by way of hemp-derived CBD. But the pivot from a mainly marijuana company to a CBD firm is fraught with regulatory hurdles, gray areas and logistical challenges. Entering the hemp-derived CBD space isn’t as simple as […]

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