Canada Hemp News

CBD import deals pick up in Canada ahead of new regulations

Canada’s cannabis industry isn’t waiting for looming regulatory changes that will permit companies to process domestically grown hemp flowers for CBD extraction. To capitalize on the current boom in cannabidiol products, Canadian companies are turning to imported CBD.

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Ontario moves to take hemp out of marijuana regulations, setting up Canadian hemp wave

In a decision that could set a global precedent for hemp production, the Canadian province of Ontario decided hemp won’t be regulated the same as marijuana, leaving cannabis below 0.3% THC under the regulation of agriculture authorities. Canada is among the world’s largest hemp producers but is just starting to allow CBD extraction from hemp […]

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Maricann hemp subsidiary starts German crop for European production

A German hemp subsidiary of Canada-based Maricann is planting its first hempseeds on 405 acres in eastern Germany. Mariplant GmbH, based in Dresden, on Wednesday announced plans for the Saxony cultivation site. Mariplant is a 95%-owned subsidiary of Maricann, an Ontario company that grows and distributes medical marijuana. The hemp grow is accompanied by an 86,000-square-foot […]

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CBD-infused products firm Endexx looks to go global with new joint venture

Arizona-based Edibles maker Endexx Corp. is poised to expand into several international markets through a joint venture with Jamaica-based Go Green Global Enterprises, the firm announced Monday. Under the joint venture, Endexx will tap into Go Green Global’s distribution channels to sell its portfolio of CBD products in Canada, Europe, South and Central America and […]

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Maine’s largest hemp grower eyes blueberry plant for processing site

The largest hemp cultivator in Maine has identified a former blueberry processing plant as its future extraction site. Future Farm Maine – a subsidiary of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Future Farm Technologies – has signed a two-year lease for 12,960 square feet of the 60,000-square-foot building in Belfast, a coastal town about 100 miles north of […]

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Canada hemp farmers blame overproduction for drooping prices

Hemp farmers in Canada say overproduction is depressing prices for seeds. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance told the Commodity News Service that Canadian seed prices have fallen from about 75 Canadian cents (58 cents) a pound last year to 55 Canadian cents a pound this year. Canada remains the world’s biggest hempseed producer, devoting about […]

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Canada releases rules for cannabis packaging, ‘micro-cultivation’

When recreational marijuana hits store shelves in Canada later this summer, it will be sold in “plain packaging” that contains only a standardized cannabis symbol and one of 14 health warning messages, according to an updated set of proposals released Monday. The recommendations were part of a Health Canada report summarizing feedback from 3,200 people on […]

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Canadian companies gear up for cannabis-infused market before legalization

Canadian companies are getting a head start on the country’s marijuana-infused beverages industry, even before legislation has been introduced to legalize THC-added products. Companies are turning to cannabidiol, which does not have psychoactive effects and is already legal, to get a leg up on competitors. Recreational cannabis flower and oil are expected to be legalized in Canada by the […]

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Thailand considering steps to become ‘medical marijuana hub’

A proposed revision to Thailand’s notoriously strict narcotics law would ultimately permit the cultivation and use of medical cannabis across the Asian country. The draft text – completed in late 2017 and currently under review by the Office of the Council of State – would have to be sent to the nation’s Cabinet for approval. […]

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Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan hemp CBD producer for $15 million

Canada’s global cannabis-buying spree is moving to Uruguay. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Cannabis Wheaton announced Tuesday that it plans to spend up to $15 million to acquire 80% of Inverell shares. Based in Uruguaya’s capital, Montevideo, Inverell produces high-CBD hemp and low-THC marijuana. While Canadian marijuana companies have expanded their international reach by purchasing businesses in […]

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Maricann plans to acquire Swiss hemp grower for 8 million Swiss francs

Ontario-based Maricann plans to acquire a hemp farm in Switzerland for 8 million Swiss francs ($8.5 million), making the Canadian medical marijuana producer the latest to seek a toehold in the lucrative European hemp market Maricann announced plans Wednesday to acquire hemp producer Haxxon AG, which grows hemp for CBD products in a 60,000-square-foot facility in […]

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