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Arizona hemp breeder buying 2 greenhouses

An Arizona hemp company selling feminized hempseeds and clones says it is buying two greenhouses to increase production. HempWave says the new greenhouses – in Phoenix and Willcox, Arizona – total 210,000 square feet. The company says the additional greenhouse space will allow it to produce more than 500,000 seeds and 4.5 million clones per […]

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Ohio hemp company hit with federal labor lawsuit

North Coast Natural Solutions, a Cleveland hemp manufacturing facility that hasn’t yet opened, is being sued by two employees who claim they haven’t been paid for more than a month of training. Ty Williams, CEO of Level 5 Global Corp., a Maryland-based business consulting firm, announced last fall that the company planned to open a hemp manufacturing […]

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Texas Senate unanimously approves industrial hemp, CBD legislation

The push to legalize hemp and CBD products in Texas cleared another legislative hurdle with the state Senate’s unanimous approval of a bill to allow production and sales. The proposed Texas hemp bill, which also passed unanimously in the state House last month, would not only legalize CBD in the state but would also allow […]

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Charlotte’s Web closes CA$140 million share offering

Charlotte’s Web, a Colorado-based CBD manufacturer, said it has raised 140 million Canadian dollars ($105 million) in a share offering. The move, in which existing shareholders sold some of their shares, was part of the company’s plans to raise up to CA$500 million. The overall raise will likely be used for possible acquisitions, funding ongoing […]

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Report: Hemp crop insurance guarantee may see US Senate action

A guarantee about hemp crop insurance may be added to a stalled disaster-aid bill pending in the U.S. Senate. According to The Washington Post, hemp advocate and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is trying to add language to the legislation to ensure hemp will be eligible for federal crop insurance. McConnell steered hemp […]

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Iowa governor signs law allowing hemp cultivation in 2020

Iowa farmers will have the option of growing industrial hemp next year under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature last month with overwhelming support. The law allows licensed growers to cultivate the crop on up to 40 acres. But before cultivation can begin, the Iowa […]

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Colombian medical marijuana producer approved to export topical CBD products

Blueberries Medical, a Bogota, Colombia-based medical cannabis producer, has been cleared to produce and export CBD products from Colombian food and drug surveillance regulator Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA). The five-product suite is Blueberries’ initial entry in the CBD market and includes creams, lip balm and shampoo. The company plans to […]

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Connecticut authorizes CBD in food, hemp farming

A new Connecticut hemp law that allows unlimited hemp production and the sale of foods containing CBD leaves New Hampshire as the lone New England state with no hemp program. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Ned Lamont sets up Connecticut hemp production as soon as this year. Details of the Constitution State’s hemp law […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store opening CBD beauty store within salon

The Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain announced that it will sell CBD skin-care products and nutritional supplements at its new salon in New York. The department store will include a CBD Beauty Corner at the chain’s flagship store’s salon, called The Salon Project. The new shop-in-shop concept launches on May 11 for Mother’s Day weekend, […]

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