Hemp Fiber and Grain News


Coronavirus may delay Mexico vote on hemp, marijuana legalization

Mexico’s vote to legalize hemp and marijuana will likely be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, one attorney following the proceedings said. The delay has not been announced, but it’s expected to happen any moment, said Luis Armendáriz, an attorney in Chihuahua, Mexico, who is affiliated with Denver’s Hoban Law Group. “My realistic expectation is that […]

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USDA, hemp food producers assure public on coronavirus transmission fears

Companies making hemp-derived foodstuffs are joining federal authorities to remind folks that hemp foods are being inspected as usual and are safe to eat through the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent an alert this week that no staffing changes are planned at the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or its Animal and […]

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‘We don’t have any issues with destroying hot crops’: Q&A with the president of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Talking about hemp comes easy to Keith Jones, the new president of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. He’s been growing industrial hemp at his farm in southern Alberta for more than 20 years. But Jones still talks about it like great discoveries and opportunities await. Hemp Industry Daily recently caught up with Jones to talk about the […]

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Marijuana giants have a new plan to jump-start US hemp’s supply chain

Three cannabis veterans who helped grow a Canadian firm into the biggest company in the industry are setting their sights – and investing up to $175 million – on the U.S. hemp supply chain beyond just flower products. Bruce Linton and Tim Saunders, the former co-CEO and chief financial officer, respectively, of Canopy Growth, have […]

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Hemp fiber manufacturer Sunstrand files for bankruptcy

Kentucky hemp fiber manufacturer Sunstrand has filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court. The privately held company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a type of bankruptcy sometimes called straight or liquidation bankruptcy. Based in Louisville, Sunstrand said it has between $100,001 and $500,000 in assets but owes more than $10 million. Its listed creditors include Hemp Traders, […]

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European health agency links hemp food to THC exposure

A European health agency is warning that eating hemp foods can cause elevated THC levels if ingested in high quantities, a troubling signal for hemp businesses in Europe and worldwide that are seeking assurances that hemp is safe to put in food and drink. The January report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) looked […]

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Italy sets THC limits, testing standards for hemp food

Italy put in place a THC limit for foods made from hemp’s grain, giving producers “long-awaited” guidance for bringing products to market. The Italy Ministry of Health set the maximum THC levels at: 2 milligrams per kilogram for flour, seeds and supplements derived from hempseed (grain). 5 milligrams per kilogram for oil derived from hempseed. […]

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Have a smart hemp idea? Share it at the 2020 Hemp Industry Daily Conference

Are you passionate about hemp and want to share your thoughts, advice and innovative ideas with an engaged and sophisticated audience? Applications are now available to become a speaker at the second Hemp Industry Daily Conference, June 3-4 in New Orleans. Brought to you by the editors of Hemp Industry Daily, this conference is the […]

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New task force sets out to standardize hemp sampling methods, analysis

There are benchmarks and standards for nearly everything when it comes to agricultural production, but not everyone is always using the same methods or using them in the same tactical way – especially in a nascent industry such as hemp. That’s why a new task force commissioned by the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is aiming […]

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