Hemp Finance, Investing and Banking News

‘Rocky, risky and untraveled’: Prominent analysis firm offers warning about hemp

A global agricultural research firm called hemp farming a risky business based on inconsistent pricing and production data and an unstable market. RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness said that while the U.S. hemp industry is poised for growth, there are serious financial, regulatory and agronomic risks that farmers and investors must understand. “The road ahead is rocky, […]

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Hemp companies left looking for banking alternatives

The stability that the 2018 Farm Bill was supposed to bring to the hemp industry remains elusive, particularly on the banking front, where a risk-averse industry has been pulling its previously dipped toes out of the water. U.S. Bank’s payments processing subsidiary Elavon recently opted to pull out of offering services to hemp farmers and […]

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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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Farm Credit Administration to issue guidance on hemp financial services

Hemp businesses could know as soon as next week which financial institutions they can approach for credit and lending help. The U.S. Farm Credit Administration (FCA) chairman and CEO Dallas Tonsager says that the agency will advise its 69 regional institutions on lending to hemp producers, Agri-Pulse reported. Tonsager said Tuesday that lenders will need […]

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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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Hemp manufacturer Charlotte’s Web explores uplisting to TSX, US stock exchanges

Charlotte’s Web, the Colorado-based hemp and CBD company, is continuing to explore the possibility of either uplisting to either the Toronto Stock Exchange or U.S. exchanges. Various options are being looked at, including a possible listing on the New York Stock Exchange, CEO Hesaam Moallem told analysts on a conference call to discuss the company’s […]

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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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CV Sciences earnings rise, but CEO says CBD confusion limiting growth

(This story has been updated to clarify that the CEO referred to state regulatory differences on CBD, not seizures of CBD.) CBD giant CV Sciences posted $10.2 million in profit last year, a big improvement from 2017, when the company lost roughly $4.9 million, according to the firm’s year-end fiscal report. The San Diego company, which […]

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SodaStream CEO invests in cannabis tech firm Seedo, joins board

The CEO of a beverage company recently acquired by PepsiCo is placing his bet on marijuana, joining the board of directors of and making a significant personal investment in an agriculture business working in cannabis production. Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of at-home carbonated drink maker SodaStream – which PepsiCo acquired last year for $3.2 billion – will join […]

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