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Laura Drotleff

Laura has specialized in agricultural journalism for the past 20 years. Most recently she served as the editor of a B2B publication and multimedia properties focused on productivity, efficiency and profitability in commercial greenhouse cultivation. She has reported on multiple aspects of specialty crops including floriculture, fruit, vegetables, citrus and cannabis. She also has served extensively on various horticulture industry association boards. Laura is a Michigan State University graduate and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

New horticultural alliance aims to build stable supply chain for CPG manufacturers seeking hemp-derived ingredients

A new hemp production and distribution alliance is working on building out a solution for mainstream consumer product goods companies seeking a stable and professional network to supply hemp flower and biomass for their new CBD products, once federal regulatory clarity around cannabinoids provide the green light they’re awaiting to jump into the market.

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Candy maker Wrigley accuses hemp, marijuana company of ripping off Skittles trademark

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., a giant candy and gum manufacturer, filed a lawsuit Monday against Terphogz LLC, a Mendocino County, California, hemp and marijuana company, claiming that the company’s “Zkittlez” brand name and the marketing surrounding it violates Wrigley’s trademark for the Skittles candy brand. The lawsuit brings seven claims against Terphogz, according to […]

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