Hemp farmers nationwide are preparing for harvest, but they’re also keeping a close eye on Washington DC. Here are some reasons why: Congress is beginning final negotiations on the 2018 Farm Bill, which could either remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act or revive a prohibition on growing it. It’s up to 56 lawmakers who […]Read More
Ohio health officials have declared that over-the-counter CBD sales in the state are illegal, despite the products’ widespread availability in grocery and health stores. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said that CBD is legal only from state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, though none has opened yet, according to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. The CBD ruling came […]Read More
The founder of a Maine-based CBD company will pay more than $390,000 to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he advertised sales of unregistered securities on Craigslist. The SEC complaint alleges that, beginning in 2014, Richard Greenlaw of Kittery, Maine, raised approximately $500,000 from at least 59 investors by offering securities […]Read More
Update: Gross proceeds from the Charlotte’s Web IPO, which was completed Thursday, totaled CA$115 million, including both the primary and secondary offerings. The primary offering raised CA$93.1 million from the sales of 13,312,150 common shares. The company has begun trading on the CSE under the ticker symbol CWEB. In the face of strong demand for […]Read More
Illinois is no longer one of the nation’s largest hemp holdouts after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law to allow immediate commercial production, citing activity in nearby states. The new law contains some of the nation’s strongest language protecting farmers’ ability to make money growing hemp. Farmers can submit a hemp research plan if federal law […]Read More
A tantalizing innovation in the CBD market has turned into a nasty contract dispute that spans the globe.
Bomi Joseph, a California plant breeder, is suing CBD Naturals, a company that has been associated with Canadian CBD manufacturer Isodi. Isodiol once held distribution rights to Joseph’s self-proclaimed innovation – a cannabidiol product derived from a hops variantRead More
CBD processing and sales are still legal in Michigan, but now they must be conducted within the revised, regulated medical marijuana market – at a cost many producers see as too high. Rick Thompson, a board member at the Michigan affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said the May […]Read More
Canadian cannabis grower The Green Organic Dutchman has agreed to buy a Polish hemp company for $15.5 million. Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) will pay $7.75 million in cash and the rest in stocks for 100% of HemPoland, a privately held company based in Elblag, Poland. The deal brings TGOD the CBD brand CannabiGold, as well as […]Read More
Even the most delicious drinks packed with CBD won’t help a beverage company if consumers don’t pick up a bottle.
That’s why packaging, marketing and education are just as important as the beverage itseRead More
A Canadian CBD company has signed a branding agreement with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to roll out a line of “Dr. Gupta’s” CBD tinctures, capsules and salves.
However, the name on the products made by Tree Of Knowledge International is not the famed CNN medical correspondent.Read More
London-based GW Pharmaceuticals announced it will charge $32,500 a year for its new epilepsy drug, Epidiolex. While that price tag seems high, CEO Justin Gover told The Wall Street Journal that the price is in line with other brand-name epilepsy medications. Epidiolex, the first cannabis medicine to win approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, […]Read More
Isodiol International is seeking to boost its footprint in the CBD athletics space by partnering with a professional track-and-field training school that counts former Olympians among its clients. Here are the basics surrounding the partnership: Isodiol is paying the Altis training school $225,000 to establish a “living lab” and market its products to the roughly 100 […]Read More
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