Infused Products & Extraction


Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web hires new chief operating officer

Colorado-based CBD maker Charlotte’s Web has appointed a chief operating officer to replace Stephen Lermer, who left the company Jan. 31. The Boulder company said in a release that David Panter is its new COO, effective Monday. Charlotte’s Web said Panter has more than 20 years of “global supply chain experience” at businesses including the […]

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FDA pledges action against ‘unlawful CBD products’ while offering confidentiality for research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will continue to “take appropriate action against unlawful CBD products that pose a risk of harm to the public,” even as the federal agency implored the industry to collaborate with the government to study CBD’s possible benefits and dangers. The statement Thursday from new FDA Commissioner Dr. […]

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CBD manufacturer snags $5 million from private equity firm

A New York-based company that makes hemp-derived CBD supplements, drinks and cosmetics has secured $5 million from a European private equity firm in a cash-for-stock deal. Emerald Organic Products, which makes CBD products under the Pura Vida Vitamins label, on Tuesday announced the deal with Bedrock Group Holdings, a private equity firm with offices in […]

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CBD in the UK: What industry players make of the new food rules

The United Kingdom became a trailblazer in national CBD regulation earlier this month when its Food Standards Agency (FSA) set a deadline for the industry to apply for European Union safety evaluations as a “novel food” and also provided consumption guidelines to consumers. The UK guidelines, which do not apply to Scotland, came a little more […]

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EcoGen plans to use $40 million private placement for consolidation

Colorado hemp grower and CBD manufacturer EcoGen Laboratories raised $40 million in a private placement, saying it will use the funds to consolidate operations and start producing white-label CBD products in a former steel plant in western Colorado. The company said it plans to consolidate operations and extraction in a new headquarters in Grand Junction, […]

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Extractor seeking return of hemp from Idaho dealt another setback

A Colorado CBD manufacturer is considering another appeal on its quest to get back hemp biomass seized last year in Idaho. Big Sky Scientific of Aurora, Colorado, received another rejection last week from an Idaho judge. The company is trying to get Idaho State Police to return roughly 6,700 pounds of biomass seized last year […]

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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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