Monica Raymunt


Brazilian cannabis advocates, critics attend virtual hearing on draft cultivation law

South America’s largest economy took another step toward legalizaing cannabis cultivation on Tuesday when parents, clergy members, physicians, growers and regulators logged online to attend a public hearing on a draft law that would legalize the cultivation of cannabis in Brazil. The technical meeting was organized by the lower house’s special commission for the regulation […]

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Vermont CBD retailer accused of bilking hemp farmers of at least $150,000

The owner of a CBD store in Vermont is accused of bilking hemp farmers and writing bad checks. Douglas Bell, the owner of CBD-Vermont in Waterbury, pleaded not guilty to seven felony counts of theft of service, two felony counts of false pretenses, two misdemeanor counts of writing a bad check and a misdemeanor count […]

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Nike launches hemp sneaker with UK retailer

A United Kingdom retailer has launched a limited-edition hemp textile sneaker by U.S. athletic apparel giant Nike. Nike has partnered with the UK retailer, called size?, to sell the Nike Air Zoom Type ‘Hemp’ shoe. The shoe launched on the retailer’s app and in stores on Friday, priced at 140 pound ($185). Nike did not […]

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French groups warn of ‘dramatic repercussions’ for hemp if CBD declared narcotic

A quartet of French industry groups has criticized the European Commission’s preliminary view that CBD should be regulated as a narcotic, warning that producers, manufacturers and consumers would all face “dramatic repercussions” if the stance is made official. Syndicat Professionnel du Chanvre, an association of cannabis producers, processors and distributors in France, joined three other […]

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Colorado extractor closes UK distribution deal with groceries wholesaler

Colorado-based CBD extractor and private-label supplier Mile High Labs has entered a distribution deal with a subsidiary of a major UK convenience store group for its own consumer brand. The distribution agreement for Mile High’s CBD brand Mellow Greens was struck with Nisa Retail, which is owned by The Co-operative Group. Eleven of the brand’s […]

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