Canada Hemp News

Health Canada creates exemption for hemp farmers to harvest flower

Canadian hemp farmers will be allowed to harvest the entire plant – including flower – before the Cannabis Act takes effect in October. A new exemption issued by Health Canada last week allows farmers to harvest and store previously disallowed parts of the plant, but they won’t be able to sell it until after Oct. […]

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CBD sexual-health company expands scope with California acquisitions

A Canadian marijuana company that specializes in sexual-health products has acquired two California companies to expand its CBD business in the United States. Rise Life Science of Toronto closed the deal Tuesday to acquire Cultivate Kind, a marketing company, and Life Bloom Organics, which makes CBD products. Rise paid $500,000 and issued 2 million common […]

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Canada Hemp Trade Alliance taps agribusiness specialist as national changes loom

Canada’s largest hemp association has hired an agribusiness specialist to help lead the group through “monumental” changes looming for one of the world’s top hemp producers. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, which represents about 500 hemp growers and others in the industry, has hired Ted Haney as executive director. Haney formerly served on the board […]

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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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