A proposal to legalize hemp-derived extracts in food and beverages in California is on hold as lawmakers focus on coronavirus-related legislation to help the economy, but the bill’s sponsor says she’s bringing it back in August.Read More
As planting season approaches, Massachusetts’ proposed state hemp regulations have received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Read More
Texas has proposed a slate of rules for consumable hemp products and asked the public to make suggestions on them.Read More
A group of investors say a Canadian cannabis producer misled them when it said it was acquiring a UK-based agricultural company that could “almost immediately” start exporting hemp and CBD products to the European Union.Read More
With time ticking down for CBD manufacturers to meet the UK’s deadline for having a validated EU novel food application in hand, two European hemp associations are pooling resources to meet the application’s requirements.Read More
Federal agriculture officials have released new loan guidance to help service direct and guaranteed loans for hemp producers and ensure the new commodity is recognized as a legal and equal crop through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.Read More
A man in Florida wants a class-action brought against a Missouri-based CBD manufacturer after he says that third-party lab tests he ordered on the company’s products revealed lead and other contaminants.Read More
An Oregon hemp business is suing two counties on allegations that police seized legal hemp from its warehouse and then destroyed it.Read More
Lower-than-promised germination rates in a batch of hempseed from Colorado has led to a $17 million lawsuit from the California farm that bought the seed.Read More
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced this week that the owner of Whole Leaf Organics, Marc Ching, has settled with federal authorities and agreed to stop making any health claims about three of his productsRead More
Lithuania is angling to expand hemp opportunities, but for now it awaits EU approval.Read More
A Nevada city facing a lawsuit over denying hemp production about 100 acres of city-owned property can’t avoid the case because it didn’t anticipate hemp becoming legal, a judge ruled in rejecting the city’s motion to dismiss. Tahoe Hemp LLC filed suit against Carson City in January, alleging the city denied it access to open space land […]Read More
Laura Drotleff Interviews Dr. Jonathan Vaught, CEO & Founder of Front Range BiosciencesHemp Industry Daily reporter, Laura Drotleff, interviews Dr. Jonathan Vaught, CEO & Founder of Front Range Biosciences.
Monica Raymunt Interviews Giovanni Isoldi, CTO at Materia Medica ProcessingHemp Industry Daily international reporter, Monica Raymunt, interviews Giovanni Isoldi, CTO at Materia Medica Processing.
Starting a CBD Business During a Time of UncertaintyThe economy has seen its fair share of up’s and down’s, but the CBD industry, still in infancy, has been a wild ride. The CBD industry has been the mecca for business entrepreneurs and start-ups, but what happens when economic or environmental circumstances out of your control strike? Hemp Industry Daily reporter Ivan Moreno, speaks with Jennifer Culpepper, Founder and Principal at Brand Joint and Co-founder at I+I Botanicals, and Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO at Prima, to discuss their experience during COVID-19.