CBD Products & CBD Business News

CBD oil is illegal in Indiana, state’s attorney general rules

CBD oil on Tuesday was officially banned in Indiana – mostly. State Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to end months of confusion by ruling that CBD oils are against the law in Indiana. However, he stipulated that patients suffering from epilepsy seeking relief from seizures may use the controversial oils, the Indianapolis Star reported. The newspaper […]

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Canada awaits hemp boom, with companies pivoting to capitalize on CBD

Excitement about hemp’s market potential is white-hot in Canada, where hemp production already overwhelms the United States and changing regulations could unleash a huge new market for CBD products. Company after company in Canada is gambling that the government will soon dramatically expand how the nation’s 120,000 acres of hemp can be used.

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Hemp wins unanimous approval in Wisconsin Senate

Hemp is cruising through the Wisconsin state legislature, where the Senate voted 33-0 to approve cultivation of the new crop. The Wisconsin bill hemp bill now heads to the Assembly, which scheduled a hemp hearing Wednesday. The final Assembly vote on hemp could come Thursday, according to WHBL-TV, possibly sending the bill to Republican Gov. […]

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Canadian MJ grower buys Maine hemp farm for CBD production

A Canadian company that specializes in indoor marijuana production is going outside – buying a Maine hemp farm to ramp up its CBD oil production. Future Farm Technologies of Vancouver said in a news release it has acquired a 120-acre industrial hemp farm in Amity, Maine. Terms weren’t disclosed. Derek Ross, the farm operator and Future […]

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FDA sends another round of warnings to CBD producers

Federal drug authorities have sent another round of warning letters to CBD producers about making health claims. The recipients include CW Hemp, the Colorado Springs, Colorado, company that supplies the popular Charlotte’s Web medicine for intractable epilepsy. The Food and Drug Administration sent four warning letters Wednesday to two Colorado companies – CW Hemp and Pueblo-based That’s Natural! […]

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Montel Williams’ suit seeks to protect image vs. CBD scams

Television talk-show host and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams is suing several Arizona-based companies for wrongly using his name and image in alleged CBD scams. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleges that at least three companies were involved in an “elaborate online scheme” that involved misleadingly using […]

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Damian Marley marijuana company to add hemp-derived CBD line

The youngest son of late reggae star Bob Marley is the latest marijuana entrepreneur to launch a line of CBD products derived from hemp. Damian Marley’s marijuana company, California-based Stony Hill Corp., is selling CBD tinctures, gummies and topical creams under the name Stony Hill CBD, according to a news release. The products will be […]

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Hemp output booming in Uruguay, with CBD exports planned

Hemp production is booming in Uruguay, where acreage this year has tripled. Bloomberg reported that nine companies are authorized to plant about 3,000 acres of hemp this year, up from 988 acres in 2016. Sergio Vazquez, who evaluates and monitors hemp projects as head of a technical advisory body at the agriculture ministry, said investors plan […]

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North Dakota tobacco shop owner faces criminal CBD charges

A North Dakota tobacco shop owner faces criminal charges for selling CBD products, a case that could test the state’s definition of the cannabinoid. Falesteni Abuhamda, the owner of two Tobacco Depot stores, tried unsuccessfully to have his case dismissed by a judge, arguing that the CBD he was selling was legal, according to the […]

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Another trademark marijuana lawsuit – this involving a hot sauce

The maker of Tapatio hot sauce is the latest to sue a marijuana company for alleged trademark infringement.

Tapatio Foods LLC has filed two separate complaints in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. The Oct. 13 complaints allege trademark infringement and unfair competition for the illegal use of Tapatio’s brand and trademark to sell “Trapatio,” a THC-infused sauce.

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Wisconsin lawmakers to vote on hemp farming bill this week

A Wisconsin legislative committee is set to vote on a bill this week that would allow farmers in the state to grow hemp and join surrounding states with hemp laws. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism is scheduled to vote on the measure Wednesday morning. The bill calls for the state Department […]

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