The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest beverage maker, is looking at a line of CBD beverages, the company confirmed Monday. “Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of nonpsychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world,” Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers said in a statement. “The space is […]Read More
Dr. Priyanka Sharma had a thriving global business in chemical pharmaceuticals, traveling the world setting up factories extracting fish oil for nutritional supplements.
But Sharma and her husband, Pulak, left their home outside Chicago and moved to Colorado for the same three letters that have cannabis entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical companies and even mainstream grocers seeing dollar signs: CBD.Read More
As Oregon cannabis prices continue to sink to new lows amid a product glut, outdoor marijuana growers are turning their sights to MJ’s cousin: hemp.
The pivot allows growers to diversify their revenue stream and capitalize on a crop that could soon become legal at the federal level – thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill pending before Congress.Read More
Two companies are in a legal tussle over what destroyed a 600-acre hemp farming joint venture in Colorado – a conflict that industry experts say could be the first of many as eager investors and firms try to cash in on budding business opportunities. In a recent California Superior Court filing, California-based H2 Partners claims that […]Read More
Hemp farmers nationwide are preparing for harvest, but they’re also keeping a close eye on Washington DC. Here are some reasons why: Congress is beginning final negotiations on the 2018 Farm Bill, which could either remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act or revive a prohibition on growing it. It’s up to 56 lawmakers who […]Read More
(This is an abridged version of a column that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Not all hemp misinformation comes from anti-drug enemies of cannabis; some of it comes from hemp acolytes themselves. A recent comment from hemp’s most powerful friend in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, drove home for me a […]Read More
Update: Gross proceeds from the Charlotte’s Web IPO, which was completed Thursday, totaled CA$115 million, including both the primary and secondary offerings. The primary offering raised CA$93.1 million from the sales of 13,312,150 common shares. The company has begun trading on the CSE under the ticker symbol CWEB. In the face of strong demand for […]Read More
A tantalizing innovation in the CBD market has turned into a nasty contract dispute that spans the globe.
Bomi Joseph, a California plant breeder, is suing CBD Naturals, a company that has been associated with Canadian CBD manufacturer Isodi. Isodiol once held distribution rights to Joseph’s self-proclaimed innovation – a cannabidiol product derived from a hops variantRead More
Even the most delicious drinks packed with CBD won’t help a beverage company if consumers don’t pick up a bottle.
That’s why packaging, marketing and education are just as important as the beverage itseRead More
A Canadian CBD company has signed a branding agreement with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to roll out a line of “Dr. Gupta’s” CBD tinctures, capsules and salves.
However, the name on the products made by Tree Of Knowledge International is not the famed CNN medical correspondent.Read More
Is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2016 guidance enough to convict someone of drug charges for selling CBD? The North Dakota Supreme Court has agreed hear a case on that question – and while it won’t set precedent in other states, it may provide guidance for similar cases. The case of Falesteni A. Abu Hamda will […]Read More
Canadian hemp is speeding onto the world stage after a Calgary, Alberta-based processor was tapped to provide fibers to help construct a track for the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The deal is thought to be the first time that hemp construction components have been used in a modern Olympics. Canadian Greenfield Technologies will send 60,000 to […]Read More
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