Hemp Cultivation, Processing & Extraction News

Oregon delays some hemp licenses to finalize rules for sales in marijuana system

Oregon has put some hemp licenses on hold while regulators finalize rules for including the crop in the state’s marijuana system. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday that it will suspend issuing “hemp certificates” to growers and handlers who want to join the marijuana supply chain, pending the creation of new regulations. A new […]

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Alaska governor signs hemp bill – with pen made of hemp

Alaska has become at least the 35th state to allow hemp cultivation, after Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed the bill with a pen made of hemp. The measure, which passed unanimously in the state legislature, will “create a great opportunity for Alaska farmers,” Walker announced late Thursday. Alaska’s new hemp law doesn’t set license fees nor limit […]

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Colorado hemp biotech takes a leap – into traditional agriculture

As traditional agricultural firms increasingly wade into the hemp and marijuana markets, one Colorado cannabis biotech firm is going the opposite direction. Front Range Biosciences of Lafayette uses tissue-culture technology to make “plantlets” for hemp and marijuana producers. Now the company is branching into coffee production, planning to use the technology it perfected on cannabis […]

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Kentucky hemp-food manufacturer buys oil-press facility in Vermont

A Kentucky hemp-foods company is expanding into the Northeast with a new factory in Vermont. Victory Hemp Foods bought a 7,500-square-foot facility in Middlebury, Vermont, that formerly processed canola and sunflower oils, according to weekly newspaper Seven Days Vermont. The facility will process cold-pressed hemp oil and hemp protein powder, according to Victory Hemp Foods […]

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Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

The most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers. GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval as legal medicine. The decision on […]

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Welcome to Hemp Industry Daily

Sometimes you have to take a step back to see the whole picture. And when you do, you see a whole new image. Welcome to Hemp Industry Daily, a business news service from the publishers of Marijuana Business Daily.  Marijuana is a variety of hemp that gets enormous public attention because its flowers become intoxicating […]

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New Zealand hemp industry taking off with new uses, more acres

A hemp education hub opening Saturday in New Zealand comes as the nation prepares for a big uptick in hemp growing because of new rules expanding how the plant can be used. According to The New Zealand Herald, the hemp innovation hub will offer consulting and education for interested hemp farmers. The owner of the […]

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Canada hemp farmers blame overproduction for drooping prices

Hemp farmers in Canada say overproduction is depressing prices for seeds. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance told the Commodity News Service that Canadian seed prices have fallen from about 75 Canadian cents (58 cents) a pound last year to 55 Canadian cents a pound this year. Canada remains the world’s biggest hempseed producer, devoting about […]

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CBD manufacturing facility under construction in Kentucky

A Chinese hemp company and a California-based CBD company are building a new plant to manufacture CBD isolate in western Kentucky. The plant from HMI Group of Beijing and Kings Royal Biotech of Capistrano Beach, California, is expected to employ more than 100 people on nine acres in Bardwell, near the Mississippi River and just […]

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Canada releases rules for cannabis packaging, ‘micro-cultivation’

When recreational marijuana hits store shelves in Canada later this summer, it will be sold in “plain packaging” that contains only a standardized cannabis symbol and one of 14 health warning messages, according to an updated set of proposals released Monday. The recommendations were part of a Health Canada report summarizing feedback from 3,200 people on […]

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Washington hemp oversight restored after state allocates $100,000 for regulators

A $100,000 infusion for Washington agriculture regulators has saved the state’s hemp oversight program – but the lifeline has failed to convince the largest grower to plant another crop. The money came in the final budget agreement at the Washington state legislature, according to Capital Press, which covers agricultural news in the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s […]

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