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Farmers missing out on small business coronavirus relief package, Congress says

Farmers who say they’re not getting needed assistance from federal coronavirus relief are looking to Congress to change an oversight keeping them from accessing help from the Small Business Administration. Eighty-six members of Congress wrote to SBA administrator Jovita Carranza on Thursday asking for “immediate attention and swift action” to ensure that farms receive the economic relief […]

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Beset by delays, Canadian CBD drink market looking for expanded future

Two beer giants had big plans to sell CBD infused beverages in Canada by the end of last year. But only one has hit shelves yet, underscoring the challenged cannabis drinks market in Canada. Fluent Beverage Co., a partnership between St. Louis, Missouri-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and Canadian cannabis giant Tilray, says it launched a line […]

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Trans-Atlantic hemp trade hit by uncertainties

Supply-chain disruptions and delivery delays have become the new normal for hemp and other agricultural commodities as governments keep their borders shut and planes grounded to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Pandemic-related flight restrictions, delays and increased fees have made the complicated business of moving hemp biomass and extracts across national borders more challenging […]

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Is CBD retail ‘essential’? Shuttered hemp retailers fight to stay open alongside grocery, marijuana stores

Hemp production has been classified as “essential” by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the classification doesn’t extend to retailers selling hemp and CBD — and some retailers told to shut down during the coronavirus response are asking authorities to reconsider and designate them “essential” businesses. They point out that many states classify medical […]

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