CBD Products & CBD Business News


Pennsylvania CBD wholesaler expands sales team with Zappos executive

A CBD and terpene wholesaler in Pennsylvania has hired a former Zappos executive as part of a drive to expand its management team and market its cannabinoid formulations to large consumer products companies. Leetsdale-based Hemp Synergistics has brought on Allison Bentley, a former merchandising manager at e-commerce giant Zappos.com, to serve as vice president of […]

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Virginia governor signs CBD food regulations into law

Virginia has joined other states in allowing CBD in food despite federal prohibitions. Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed the legislation that defines CBD as food and gives state regulators power to regulate the new industry. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers will be in charge of regulations and enforcement, including overseeing labeling requirements, identifying […]

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Iowa manufacturer, Brazilian firm team up to deliver CBD products

An Iowa ingredients manufacturer has partnered with Brazilian medical cannabis company to launch several hemp-derived medical cannabis products under the brand name CBD CALM in Brazil. Kemin Industries of Des Moines will act as the lead consultant for medical marijuana producer MedPharm Iowa, struck a deal in March with Brazilian distributor CBD Vida to deliver cannabinoid-containing products […]

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$4 million award to El Salvador CBD business upheld in dispute with Florida company

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a $4 million judgment in favor of an El-Salvador based CBD oil supplier that accused its Florida distributors of breach of contract. The decision Tuesday from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision from an arbitration panel the ruled in favor of Cromogen Biotechnology Corporation an all issues […]

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Ohio deems CBD businesses nonessential

An Ohio agency focused on conflict management has decided which businesses in the state are essential during the coronavirus pandemic – and retailers selling CBD are reportedly not among them.

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Convenience stores adding CBD inventory despite pandemic

Convenience stores added CBD products to their inventories last month even as the coronavirus pandemic depressed sales, retailing analysts say. Convenience chains Circle K and Yesway added CBD products to shelves in March, according to CSP Daily News, which covers convenience store business. Circle K, a division of Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., started carrying CBD […]

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CBD coffee maker extends grocery footprint as cruise-ship business drops

A California company that sells coffee to cruise lines and grocery stores says its subsidiary that makes single-serve CBD coffee pods is extending distribution in grocery stores, a hedge as cruise-ship sales have halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Youngevity International of Chula Vista, California, announced Monday that its Javalution Hemp Coffee line has extended its […]

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Neptune hires new CFO, gains government approvals to make hand sanitizer

Neptune Wellness Solutions has appointed a new chief financial officer, Toni Rinow. Rinow has 20 years of business experience and is “well known for accelerating revenue streams through acquisitions, corporate development, sales and marketing, and financing,” the company said in its announcement Wednesday, the day Rinow started her new role. The company’s announcement Wednesday came […]

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Minnesota opens 1st publicly funded lab to distinguish hemp from marijuana

Minnesota authorities have tapped a public testing lab to start evaluating the THC content of products sold as CBD. The Midwest Regional Forensic Laboratory in Andover, north of Minneapolis, is a publicly funded lab that will test THC levels of CBD products sold in conventional retailers, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported. The lab is the […]

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