Infused Products & Extraction

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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Maine authorizes CBD foods after unpopular crackdown

Maine has changed course on CBD foods less than three months after health authorities ordered CBD foods off shelves. A new law gives CBD manufacturers express permission to add cannabidiol to foods in contravention of federal law, which bans the addition of CBD into the food supply. Gov. Janet Mills signed the CBD food law […]

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FSD Pharma reveals hemp purchase agreement after Auxly deal collapses

Ontario-based FSD Pharma has agreed to buy 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of hemp on a contractual basis from a farmer in the province for CBD extraction at the company’s Cobourg facility. The move comes after the breakdown last week of an agreement between FSD and marijuana company Auxly for the purchase of 49.9% of the […]

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New York City, Maine latest jurisdictions mired in CBD legal confusion

CBD’s legal problems have hit the nation’s largest city, with New York health inspectors seizing CBD-infused baked goods and warning restaurants to stop serving cannabidiol-infused foods. And in Maine, hemp entrepreneurs are protesting similar plans to take CBD foods off shelves. New York City officials said they’re not going to allow the sale of CBD-infused […]

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Interstate hemp commerce under fire despite Farm Bill assurances

Hemp entrepreneurs are facing jail time and hefty legal fees for transporting the plant across state lines, despite a federal guarantee that states can’t block legal hemp transport. Massive police seizures in Idaho and Oklahoma raised questions about how state and local law enforcement are supposed to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. Since […]

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Maine orders CBD edibles removed from retail stores

Authorities in Maine have shocked retailers and hemp farmers by ordering CBD edibles be removed from stores amid concerns that cannabidiol still is not a federally approved food additive. Last week, health inspectors began ordering stores to remove “all foods, tinctures and capsules” containing the extract, the Portland Press Herald reported. Other nonedible CBD products, […]

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