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Race is on for hemp companies to raise capital

Now that hemp is a federally legal product, the door is open for large institutional investors to enter the market and pump millions – if not billions – of dollars into hemp and CBD companies. And hemp companies that have relied on private equity or turned to Canada’s public markets to raise capital have new […]

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Landing tax incentives, grants for your hemp business

Savvy hemp entrepreneurs can snag free government dollars that are virtually out of reach for marijuana businesses. And now that the 2018 Farm Bill has become law, an even bigger checkbook awaits in the form of Uncle Sam. “The big money is the USDA,” said Jonathan Miller, a lawyer for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, a […]

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Despite strong sales outlook for CBD, a flood of uncertainty remains

Entrepreneurs say they’re carried away by the excitement of hemp’s potential. Hemp Industry Daily projects hemp-derived CBD retail sales will surge to as much as $7.5 billion by 2023, up from about $1 billion this year. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs are uncertain where the rush will take them or what the market is going to look like when […]

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Welcome to ‘A New Day’ in hemp

Prohibition is over. Kind of. After decades of being treated like an illegal drug, industrial hemp is legal. It’s a new day for entire cannabis industry, with exciting new opportunities for a global hemp industry free of all the legal and banking troubles of the past. Or not. As the booming hemp industry has already […]

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Hemp importers see victory in legal setback against US Customs

A California court is giving hemp and CBD importers reason to smile, even though a federal judge dismissed most of a CBD company’s legal challenge to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In his decision, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal repeatedly said the 2018 Farm Bill makes clear that hemp shipments shouldn’t be considered marijuana nor destroyed. […]

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Texas loosens state-level hemp ban, but uncertainty remains

Hemp holdout Texas is taking a big step toward embracing the federally legal plant, with one agency announcing a rule change to remove the plant from the state’s definition of marijuana. But entrepreneurs hoping that Texas will allow a hemp industry before federal agencies take action say that the April 5 change isn’t enough to […]

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Confusion, enthusiasm combine at Hemp Investor Forum

Uncertainties surrounding regulations – both at the state and federal levels – and a lack of recent historic data in the United States are factors that could discourage investors in the American hemp industry, attendees at a Denver forum heard last week. However, savvy investors can still find opportunities in “one of the most unique […]

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‘Most of the industry looks good on paper’: Q&A with Highwater Financial’s Brent Williams

With new companies – both cannabis and mainstream – entering the hemp and CBD market every day, it may be difficult for investors to know where the best investment opportunities exist. But there are also more places to get guidance than ever before. For example, Brent Williams founded hedge fund and consulting firm Highwater Financial in […]

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Hemp boom: States report dramatic licensing increases for 2019

Hemp production is about to shift into overdrive in states where growers have been licensed to get started with the 2019 planting season. There is a dramatic increase in interest among new farmers looking to capitalize on hemp in states that have been growing the crop under pilot programs. Here’s an early look at 2019 […]

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