Canada Hemp News


‘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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Georgia-Pacific, Canadian firm join to produce nonwoven hemp products

Georgia-Pacific, a giant in the paper-manufacturing industry, is partnering with a Canadian firm that uses hemp-based fibers for a variety of nonwoven products. Victoria, British Columbia-based Bast Fibre Technologies announced the agreement with Georgia-Pacific on Tuesday. BFT makes baby wipes and other personal-care fiber products. The company said the agreement involves a suite of patents for […]

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Five mistakes to avoid before planting hemp this season

As hemp production grows at lightning speed, farmers are finding that the difference between success and failure in the cutthroat market happens before the first leaves emerge. Selling a hemp crop for the right price is dependent on starting with the right genetics and environment for growing. But in a new industry with a precious […]

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Sports Illustrated, Canopy are latest to chase sports market

Sports Illustrated and Canadian cannabis behemoth Canopy Growth are the latest players looking for a piece of the sports nutrition and recovery market. New York-based Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Sports Illustrated brand, said it will roll out a line of CBD-infused topicals by the end of 2020. And Canopy Growth, majority owner of […]

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Heavenly Rx continues acquisition streak with Arizona CBD maker

Toronto CBD manufacturer Heavenly Rx is extending its expansion strategy to Arizona, saying Tuesday it has acquired a majority stake in PureKana, a privately held CBD maker in Paradise Valley. Terms of the deal were not released. PureKana makes CBD oils, gummies and topicals, all of which will remain under the PureKana label. The transaction […]

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Health Canada recalls THC product mislabeled as CBD

Canadian health regulators have issued a recall of THC gel capsules that were incorrectly labeled as CBD. According to Health Canada, British Columbia cannabis producer Zenabis Global mislabeled one lot of its Namaste brand softgels. The labels indicate the product is “CBD Light gelcaps” containing 6.13 milligrams per capsule of CBD and 0.19 milligrams per […]

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CBD wellness firm Heavenly Rx to take over Nasdaq-traded drug company

An emerging CBD company plans to take over a Nasdaq-traded pharmaceutical corporation focused on developing cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. Under an agreement announced Tuesday, Heavenly Rx will execute a reverse takeover of Therapix Biosciences. When the proposed deal is complete, the combined entity will be known as Heavenly Rx. Paul Norman, CEO of Heavenly Rx and former […]

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