The Hemp Industries Association and businesses that served as co-plaintiffs will not ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco to take another look at their unsuccessful challenge to a 2016 rule by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration that declared CBD an extract of the marijuana plant and therefore illegal.Read More
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While most of the attention being paid to Canada’s Cannabis Act has been on the launch of the legal recreational marijuana market, the nation’s hemp industry is also eagerly awaiting some of the changes the law will enact.Read More
When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, small, local brewers and distillers were the first to get back into the alcohol business. Today, the same scenario is occurring with beer, wine and spirits infused with hempseed oil, cannabidiol or cannabis terpenes.Read More
California has a cannabis-friendly attitude and a climate perfect for hemp, but regulatory confusion in the Golden State means that entrepreneurs have yet to realize any profits from legal hemp – and a pending bill could make matters worse for establishing the plant as a commodity crop.Read More
When about 50 people in Utah fell ill last fall after consuming CBD, most of them through vaping, public health investigators were on the case. What the epidemiologists found came as no surprise to people in the cannabis industry: The products, while labeled CBD, weren’t CBD at all.Read More
Europe is fertile ground for hemp cultivation, but its low-THC caps limit opportunities for U.S. producers seeking to export CBD and other hemp products to the EU. That’s according to Paolo Monasterolo, CEO of Estonia’s Adalia Holding.Read More
Talk show host Montel Williams’ outspoken advocacy of cannabis treatments for his multiple sclerosis predates many later celebrity branding attempts. But when he heard that other companies were using his name to imply endorsement for CBD products, Williams didn’t just file a fraud lawsuit. He launched a new CBD line.Read More
President Trump has been talking a lot about tariffs and trade deals with other nations. Perfect timing! Hemp badly needs his help right now as the industry explodes – without the trade protections afforded to other crops.Read More
One of the nation’s best-known convenience store chains, 7-Eleven, is scrambling to distance itself from a Colorado company that announced this week that its CBD oils will be sold in roughly 4,500 of the retailer’s outlets this year. The tiff between 7-Eleven and Phoenix Tears, a Denver company that makes hemp-derived CBD oils and oral […]Read More
One of the nation’s best-known convenience store chains, 7-Eleven, could carry CBD products in up to 4,500 franchise locations across the United States by the end of 2018.
Phoenix Tears, a Denver company that makes hemp-derived CBD oils and oral sprays, announced the distribution deal Tuesday.
The Denver company made the 7-Eleven deal with the help of MarketHub Retail Services, a distributor that works with 7-Eleven franchisees.Read More
In the wake of new regulations putting nonintoxicating cannabidiol under the same rules as THC-heavy marijuana, CBD manufacturers announced plans to leave Michigan for other states.Read More