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CBD maker GW Pharma agrees to $7.2 billion acquisition by Ireland’s Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Published February 3, 2021 | By Matt Lamers
(A version of this story originally appeared at Marijuana Business Daily and will be updated.) An Irish pharmaceutical firm, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, has agreed to purchase United Kingdom-based GW Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest medical cannabinoid companies in the world, for $7.2 billion, the drug companies said Wednesday. The proposed cash-and-stock deal would be the largest […]Read More
Brazilian court approves commercial hemp cultivation for one company
Published December 6, 2019
A company in Brazil successfully appealed to a court for permission to cultivate hemp on the same day that the Brazilian government decided against creating rules to allow domestic cultivation.Read More
European Medicines Agency panel OKs GW Pharma’s cannabis drug
Published July 26, 2019
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval of the British company’s cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex, said the drug’s maker, GW Pharmaceuticals. The CHMP is tasked with preparing the European Medicines Agency’s opinions on queries about the marketing of human medicines. The CHMP opinion was adopted July 25, and the final decision now […]Read More
Hemp farmers mulling a move into marijuana must know different rules, growing techniques
Published October 25, 2017 | By Margaret Jackson
On the surface, it might seem like a no-brainer for a farmer who is growing hemp to cross over to marijuana, given the growing number of medical and recreational MJ products on the market.
Hemp, after all, is a cousin of marijuana. But it’s not so simple.Read More
Hemp State Highlight: North Carolina puts out big welcome mat for hemp industry
Published October 6, 2017
By Kristen Nichols
Dozens of states are slowly experimenting with industrial hemp cultivation and processing, authorizing limited tests through land-grant universities. Not North Carolina.
North Carolina has gone all in on hemp, which state officials see as a natural fit for an economy once dominated by tobacco farming and textile manufacturing.Read More
South Carolina prepares to launch nation’s latest hemp program
Published June 21, 2017
By Margaret Jackson South Carolina is gearing up to become the latest state to allow hemp cultivation, a move that’s expected to create opportunities for farmers, makers of hemp-based products and ancillary companies offering goods and services to those growing and processing the plant.Read More