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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Chart: CBD retail landscape is rapidly evolving

After spending years as a niche item in specialty stores, CBD-infused products have found their way onto the shelves of prominent retailers – and the ingredient’s presence and availability may yet increase. This week, CBD companies announced a number of new distribution deals. Consider: Southeastern Grocers joined the CBD category, announcing it will begin selling […]

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Hemp, CBD companies lining up university research to validate anecdotal evidence

A surge in academic research about hemp-derived cannabinoids is giving CBD companies new opportunities to find university partners to validate mountains of anecdotal evidence about cannabidiol’s health benefits. The research boom is enabled by hemp’s new legal status and funded by cannabis entrepreneurs who see an opportunity to bring a stamp of authority to an […]

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States setting their own CBD rules as federal action lags

Hoping to resolve the legal confusion surrounding the selling of CBD products, states are starting to leapfrog federal health regulators and give hemp entrepreneurs permission to put cannabis extracts in food, drinks and dietary supplements.

But the efforts aren’t reducing legal headaches for the hemp industry.

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