CBD Products & CBD Business News

Congress ramping up pressure to ‘provide a pathway forward’ for hemp, CBD

New legislation introduced by the top-ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee could require federal food and agriculture regulators to treat hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement. Agriculture Chair Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat, suggests changing the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) to include the regulation of hemp-derived CBD and products containing […]

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Kentucky hemp group urges state to keep old rules – for now

Kentucky hemp farmers are asking the state to hold off on attempts to win federal approval for regulating the new crop. After the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) returned Kentucky’s hemp production plan with an outline of changes that must be made to ensure federal approval for the 2020 planting season, a hemp association asked […]

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Sephora deepens its CBD offerings with extensive new brand partnership

A cosmetics, skin-care and beauty products specialty retailer will carry more products containing CBD in stores across several states after signing its largest cannabis-related partnership. New York-based retail giant Sephora will sell products from California beauty company Saint Jane in 281 stores across 22 states as of Jan. 10, according to The Fresh Toast. Saint […]

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Florida ag department now regulating hemp and CBD products with new rules, permits

Agriculture officials in Florida are now tracking and regulating CBD and hemp products, a change prompted by a state law that took effect Jan. 1. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services oversee products containing hemp and CBD ingredients that are consumed by humans and animals. They also […]

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SC tells animal feed, pet treat firms to reformulate products with hemp, CBD

Pet treats and animal food containing hemp derivatives, including CBD, are still not allowed under federal law, and South Carolina agriculture officials say they will start cracking down on companies selling them this month. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) plans to notify consumers and animal feed manufacturers that hemp and CBD are not […]

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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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Top 10 hemp business stories of 2019: Legalization brings new rules, Texas joins industry, farmers struggle with harvest & more

The hemp industry’s pivot from pilot-program experiment to national commodity kept entrepreneurs clicking to keep up with changes for the new industry. And Texas’ entry into the national hemp-producing economy was a development not to be missed. Those were among the most widely read stories for 2019 at Hemp Industry Daily, based on page views. 1. […]

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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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Vermont CBD retailer arrested for allegedly stiffing hemp farms

A CBD retailer in Vermont has been arrested and charged with theft of service and other charges in cases involving four state hemp farms. Douglas Bell, the owner of CBD Vermont, a retail store in Waterbury Center, was arrested after writing bad checks. Bell owes more than $137,000 to local farmers, but an ongoing investigation […]

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Ohio-based CBD empire terminates bid to acquire multistate cannabis operator

Changing economic times have caused an Ohio marijuana and hemp retailer to rethink its latest acquisition. Green Growth Brands, which owns medical marijuana dispensaries and the nation’s largest chain of CBD retail locations in mall kiosks, on Wednesday dropped its $310 million all-stock bid to acquire Moxie Holdings, a Texas-based, privately held, vertically integrated, multistate […]

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Discount and sporting goods retailers begin CBD distribution

Two more mainstream retailers have entered the CBD race this month, joining a multitude of other large retailers that carry CBD products, including grocery, convenience, cosmetics and clothing stores. Dollar General will sell 20 different CBD products in 1,100 stores in Tennessee and Kentucky. The discount retailer plans to expand CBD products to stores in […]

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