CBD Products & CBD Business News


Texas CBD shop offers extra social distancing with drone delivery

A CBD store in Texas has started a drone delivery service to adhere to social distancing measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. John Elmore, the owner of Green Cross CBD in Austin, told broadcaster KTBC that he was sterilizing products and offering curbside pickup before he started drone deliveries. “I was able […]

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Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web hires new chief operating officer

Colorado-based CBD maker Charlotte’s Web has appointed a chief operating officer to replace Stephen Lermer, who left the company Jan. 31. The Boulder company said in a release that David Panter is its new COO, effective Monday. Charlotte’s Web said Panter has more than 20 years of “global supply chain experience” at businesses including the […]

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Polish hemp subsidiary survives cuts by Green Organic Dutchman

A Canadian cannabis company that is ratcheting back its marijuana business, The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), apparently has no plans to slow hemp production. The news comes as TGOD suspended production at its processing facility in Quebec and is laying off staff. The Green Organic Dutchman has a European subsidiary, HemPoland, that sells CBD products, […]

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Elixinol taps former marijuana exec as new Americas CEO

International CBD brand Elixinol has appointed a new CEO for North and South America. Tom Siciliano will oversee the company’s hemp-derived CBD business in the Americas region. He succeeds outgoing Americas chief Leif Harrison, who recently spoke to Hemp Industry Daily about the company’s revamped global strategy. Wednesday’s announcement of the management shakeup did not elaborate on […]

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CBD makers take stock of sales, strategy in coronavirus landscape

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the economic landscape and forced businesses of all sizes and industries to suspend operations, cancel events and furlough tens of thousands of workers. With markets in free fall and states imposing lockdowns across the U.S., some have argued that the hemp-derived-supplements industry could see an increase in demand as consumers […]

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California court rejects libel claims over heavy-metals test reporting

A California CBD nonprofit has dodged a libel lawsuit after it was sued by two companies for saying a lab test showed that a CBD product they sold contained heavy metals. A California appeals court ruled Friday that the companies filing the suit – Medical Marijuana, Inc., and HempMeds PX – failed to show that the […]

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FDA updates reporting requirements for product adverse effects

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated its guidance for reporting adverse effects of various products, including dietary supplements, during the coronavirus pandemic. The FDA does not consider CBD a dietary supplement. But many CBD manufacturers do and follow FDA guidance on making and selling dietary supplements. The agency made the announcement this month, saying […]

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Coronavirus uncertainty prompts hemp farmers to lock down seeds, but some see turbulence ahead

Farmers had been holding off on buying hempseed and young plants this spring. But as the global coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage the U.S. economy and municipalities and states have begun to mandate shelter-in-place orders, producers have been reaching out to confirm their orders and are eager to get their crops planted this season, according […]

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Elixinol refocuses CBD strategy, global ambitions amid FDA inaction

Australian hemp company Elixinol Global had grand ambitions when it went public on the Australian Securities Exchange in January 2018, offering what might be termed the holy trinity of hemp business offerings: one for hemp and CBD supplements, one for hemp food products and one for an emerging medicinal marijuana market in Australia. Less than […]

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USDA, hemp food producers assure public on coronavirus transmission fears

Companies making hemp-derived foodstuffs are joining federal authorities to remind folks that hemp foods are being inspected as usual and are safe to eat through the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent an alert this week that no staffing changes are planned at the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or its Animal and […]

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