Infused Products & Extraction

CBD makers shouldn’t face liability claims until FDA acts, judge rules

A decision by a federal judge in Florida to put a CBD lawsuit on hold pending federal clarity on the extract signals the judiciary isn’t yet ready to start hearing class action claims against the industry. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Jan. 3 that a CBD manufacturer shouldn’t face certain liability claims until the U.S. Food […]

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CBD producer Mile High Labs lays off 20 employees after major expansion

Mile High Labs, a CBD manufacturer in suburban Denver, said it has laid off 20 employees, mostly sales positions. This week’s layoffs, a cut of less than 10% of Mile High Labs’ workforce, take the company from more than 250 employees to about 230, the Denver Post reported. The layoffs follow a growing trend in […]

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Oregon regulators ban CBD in alcoholic beverages

A regulatory agency in Oregon announced a policy Friday that bans the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages containing CBD. However, according to state law, commerce of compliant, nonalcoholic, hemp-derived CBD products is allowed as long as they pass pesticide, solvent and potency tests under the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which regulates such products. […]

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Oregon hemp company warns of layoffs after permit violation

A rural Oregon hemp-extraction company is warning of 90 layoffs because of a permit delay. Evergreen State Holdings sent notice about the potential layoffs to Oregon authorities last week, the Portland Business Journal reported. Located about two hours east of Portland, the company said it received a stop-work order from the Oregon Building Codes Division […]

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Ohio company’s takeover bid for Aphria cannabis group expires

Green Growth Brands, which sells hemp-derived CBD personal-care products in U.S. shoe stores and mall kiosks and trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange as GGB, won’t be buying Canadian marijuana producer Aphria. The hostile takeover bid has expired. Aphria, which trades as APHA on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, consistently […]

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Standards standoff: CBD, hemp industries debate how to self-regulate

Everyone in the hemp industry seems to agree that voluntary safety regulations would help the burgeoning CBD industry avoid troublesome regulations from the federal government. Problem is, there’s little agreement on how it should be done. Manufacturers and retailers have been sniping for years over the best way to grow and process cannabis used to […]

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