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FDA hearing ‘little bit like a first date’: Q&A with ATACH co-founder Michael Bronstein

As the hemp and CBD industry navigates the regulatory roller coaster resulting from the much-celebrated 2018 Farm Bill, the unknowns can cause anxiety for even the most confident of businesspeople. That’s why it’s invaluable to have guidance and perspective from those who know the legal landscape. Michael Bronstein, who co-founded the American Trade Association for […]

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North Carolina considers ban on smokable hemp

North Carolina is considering a ban on smokable hemp, but farmers say that would stifle market opportunity in a fast-growing new industry. The ban is part of a bill outlining North Carolina’s industrial hemp pilot program. The state’s Bureau of Investigation is pushing for the ban, saying it’s difficult for law enforcement to discern smokable hemp […]

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Harvest Health inks deal with Asian-American trade group to sell CBD at 10,000 retail stores in US

An Arizona cannabis company said Tuesday it has signed a landmark agreement to bring its CBD products to more than 10,000 gas stations, convenience stores and other retail locations in the United States. The partnership between Phoenix-based Harvest Health & Recreation and the Asian American Trade Associations Council (AATAC) retailer network will bring the company’s […]

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Top ornamental greenhouse operation ColorPoint making transition to hemp

One of the largest greenhouse operations in the United States is leaving ornamental bedding plant production behind and instead placing its chips on the burgeoning Kentucky hemp industry. ColorPoint, a Paris, Kentucky-based greenhouse operation owned by the industry-leading VanWingerden dynasty, said this week it is selling its 3.6-million-square-foot Granville, Illinois, facility to Red White & […]

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To address lack of regulatory standards, NGOs test CBD products in Europe

The CBD market in Europe faces a challenge that would look familiar to many U.S. producers: Its popularity is on the rise, despite lack of clear rules and industrywide standards. For consumers, this means legitimate products can often be found right next to others with significantly less CBD than advertised or with potentially harmful contaminants. This is especially […]

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Canada to consult public, businesses on natural health products containing hemp

Canada’s top health agency plans to launch public consultations on a proposed approach for regulating natural health products containing cannabis, Hemp Industry Daily has learned. Any subsequent regulations by Health Canada could have major implications for Canada’s CBD industry, which currently can be accessed only with a doctor’s prescription or through marijuana retailers. “Health Canada […]

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