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Wisconsin hemp seed seller sues Canadian producer over distribution dispute

A Wisconsin hemp seed seller is in a contract dispute with a Canadian seed producer over where and for how long it can sell a grain cultivar. Legacy Hemp of Hastings, Minnesota, says that Terramax Holdings Corp. is trying to renege on the length of time Legacy Hemp has the rights to sell the seeds in […]

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Canada hemp group seeks new low-THC cultivars to try in 2020

Canada’s national hemp-promotions association is asking seed breeders to submit new varieties for testing in 2020, with an eye toward sending more low-THC varieties to Health Canada for approval. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance told members Tuesday that it wants to test at least nine new seed varieties in 13 different regions. The group plans to […]

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Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web hires new chief operating officer

Colorado-based CBD maker Charlotte’s Web has appointed a chief operating officer to replace Stephen Lermer, who left the company Jan. 31. The Boulder company said in a release that David Panter is its new COO, effective Monday. Charlotte’s Web said Panter has more than 20 years of “global supply chain experience” at businesses including the […]

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Polish hemp subsidiary survives cuts by Green Organic Dutchman

A Canadian cannabis company that is ratcheting back its marijuana business, The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), apparently has no plans to slow hemp production. The news comes as TGOD suspended production at its processing facility in Quebec and is laying off staff. The Green Organic Dutchman has a European subsidiary, HemPoland, that sells CBD products, […]

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New York CBD startup delays Canadian IPO on coronavirus issues

New York-based CanaFarma Hemp Products will start trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) on Thursday. The listing, previously scheduled for Tuesday, was delayed at the company’s request “to account for world events relating to the coronavirus pandemic, which are expected to have caused extra delay in shareholders receiving their new shares,” a statement read. CanaFarma, known […]

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‘We don’t have any issues with destroying hot crops’: Q&A with the president of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Talking about hemp comes easy to Keith Jones, the new president of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. He’s been growing industrial hemp at his farm in southern Alberta for more than 20 years. But Jones still talks about it like great discoveries and opportunities await. Hemp Industry Daily recently caught up with Jones to talk about the […]

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Work continues on Canopy Growth’s New York hemp plant despite recent closures, job cuts

A Canadian cannabis giant that shut down more than half its marijuana cultivation facilities and significantly slashed jobs last week is still moving forward with a hemp production facility in New York state. Canadian-based Canopy Growth closed two production facilities in British Columbia and laid off 500 employees there. But construction work continues on an […]

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Marijuana giants have a new plan to jump-start US hemp’s supply chain

Three cannabis veterans who helped grow a Canadian firm into the biggest company in the industry are setting their sights – and investing up to $175 million – on the U.S. hemp supply chain beyond just flower products. Bruce Linton and Tim Saunders, the former co-CEO and chief financial officer, respectively, of Canopy Growth, have […]

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2 Canadian cannabis production companies settle legal dispute

Two Canadian companies that formed a joint venture to sell hemp and marijuana have settled a legal dispute over which owned more of the business they created. Village Farms International and Emerald Health Therapeutics on Tuesday announced the settlement, which stipulates that Village Farms will own 57.4 % of Pure Sunfarms Corp., the venture they […]

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Canada forming panel to study CBD and other cannabis ‘health products’

Canada’s public health agency is putting together its committee to study the potential health benefits of products containing cannabis. Health Canada said Thursday that it will begin taking nominations for a panel of experts who “will provide independent scientific and clinical advice to support the Department’s consideration of appropriate safety, efficacy and quality standards for health […]

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