Monica Raymunt

Italian economists: High-CBD hemp flower cut into illicit MJ market, hurt organized crime

The availability of hemp flower containing up to 0.6% THC in Italy led some marijuana users to abandon their illicit products, costing criminal networks tens of millions, a trio of economists has found. The researchers’ findings, published last year in the European Economic Review, suggest Italy’s criminal organizations lost tens of millions of euros after […]

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2020 survival strategies: Why Elixinol cut half its workforce, halted production and refocused for future growth

Hemp-derived CBD supplement maker Elixinol shed half of its global workforce and shuttered production lines in the first half of this year in response to market decline stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Now the Australian company is looking to leverage a leaner operation and focus on its core CBD brands for future success. Talking […]

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