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. […]Read More
National shipments of hemp and its byproducts will march on, even if some businesses take extra care in the wake of a surprising court ruling delaying the return of roughly 7,000 pounds of hemp in police custody in Idaho, industry members and attorneys say. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to order Idaho to […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Azuca, a CBD-infused product manufacturer headquartered in New York City, is using tiny, infused sugar granules as the building blocks for its rapidly growing cannabis business.Read More
The first CBD products exported from Colombia to the United Kingdom soon will be available for sale in the U.K. and other European Union countries, Bogota-based Clever Leaves announced.Read More
With U.S. sales of hemp-derived CBD products projected to top $1 billion this year, restaurants and bars are eager to capitalize on growing consumer demand for all things hemp. This was underscored in April when fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. announced that a single Denver location would be selling a hamburger topped with sauce infused with […]Read More
A London skin care company is the latest acquisition for Canada’s Canopy Growth, a marijuana producer that is deploying capital around the globe to gain traction for its hemp-derived CBD products.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The dominant sales channel for CBD – e-commerce – is becoming a major draw for marijuana manufacturers, who are using hemp-derived CBD to tap into new revenue and a wider consumer base. They’re doing this despite repeated warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is illegal to include CBD in food, […]Read More
Hemp growers and manufacturers see a big hole in a new federal promise guaranteeing interstate hemp commerce – product testing. The 2018 Farm Bill promised protection for hemp transportation but left states with no uniform way to test THC content. So, cannabis plants that may go on a truck as legal hemp in one state can fail […]Read More
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