Village Farms is counting on its 30-plus years of experience in megascale, low-cost product growing to give it a leg up as it shifts focus to the Canadian cannabis and U.S. hemp markets.Read More
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.
Hemp is technically legal in the United States, but the industry has a long way to go before the market truly develops. And that may be a very good thing, Kristen Nichols, editor of Hemp Industry Daily, said Wednesday as the inaugural Hemp Industry Daily Conference opened in New Orleans. “It’s great to be immature!” […]Read More
The passage of the U.S. Farm Bill flung open the door for institutional investors to pump millions of dollars into hemp and CBD companies – and financial firms are walking in, according to a new report from MJBizDaily Investor Intelligence.Read More
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 […]Read More
In a move seen as more bluster than substance, an Italian official vowed to close all “cannabis light” – defined as cannabis with THC levels below 0.2% – shops in the country.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Assuming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration develops health and safety regulations for CBD products, larger hemp companies with more capital may be poised to gobble up mom-and-pop hemp companies to supply big consumer-packaged-goods companies with CBD. In other words, the hemp industry may grow in acreage but contract in participants. For GenCanna, a Kentucky […]Read More
As the hemp industry has grown, a variety of states also have developed in different ways. Here’s a look at how the industry has developed – and what hemp entrepreneurs can look forward to – in the different regions across the country. The Hemp Cradle For years, Colorado led the nation in industrial hemp production […]Read More
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Kristen Nichols Interviews Angela Dawson, CEO of Forty Acre CooperativeHemp Industry Daily editor, Kristen Nichols, Interviews Angela Dawson, founder and CEO of Forty Acre Cooperative.
CBD liver study to inform FDA regulation gains support for deployment next monthHemp Industry Daily reporter, Laura Drotleff, interviews industry experts about a CBD liver study set to deployment next month
Hemp Week ReimaginedHemp Industry Daily editor, Kristen Nichols, interviews Rick Trojan, president of the Hemp Industries Association, in honor of Hemp Week!