Coronavirus


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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Marijuana lobby group warns against CBD claims about coronavirus

A prominent marijuana lobbying is warning consumers against CBD-infused products claiming to guard against the coronavirus. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said this week that CBD retailers have received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for making such unsubstantiated claims. “If something sounds too good to be true, […]

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Kentucky hemp farm facing $9M bill wants contract voided over coronavirus

A hemp farm in Kentucky has asked a court to nullify its contract with an Oregon processing facility, saying neither party was able to uphold its end of the agreement and that coronavirus measures in both states should trigger language making the contract moot. Third Wave Farms filed the request Friday after Oregon LLC Pure Valley […]

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Alaska regulators use social media to introduce new rules in the age of coronavirus

Agriculture officials in Alaska are trying to limit in-person trips to the Division of Agriculture, so they used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the state’s hemp program this week. Alaska’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which will operate under the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program rules through Oct. 31, becomes effective […]

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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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Coronavirus may delay Mexico vote on hemp, marijuana legalization

Mexico’s vote to legalize hemp and marijuana will likely be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, one attorney following the proceedings said. The delay has not been announced, but it’s expected to happen any moment, said Luis Armendáriz, an attorney in Chihuahua, Mexico, who is affiliated with Denver’s Hoban Law Group. “My realistic expectation is that […]

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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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Hemp Industry Daily Conference, 2 other cannabis trade events delayed or canceled

Marijuana Business Daily has decided to postpone or cancel three upcoming cannabis industry trade events scheduled for the United States and overseas because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the details: MJBizDaily’s Investor Intelligence Symposium, scheduled for next month in New York, has been canceled. Attendees have been notified. In lieu of the cancellation, MJBizDaily will launch a series […]

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Troubled cannabis retailer Green Growth Brands announces CEO’s departure

Green Growth Brands, an embattled cannabis retailer in the process of selling off its line of mall-based CBD kiosks, said its CEO has stepped down, effective immediately. The outgoing CEO, Peter Horvath, came to the Columbus, Ohio, company after leading company strategy for retail giants such as Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, DSW and Limited […]

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