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USDA hemp-production regulations endanger smokable hemp flower market, business leaders say

Stringent sampling and testing protocols mandated by federal agriculture officials in the new hemp production regulations could make the hemp flower market go up in smoke, according to industry observers. Farmers and industry advocates worry the lucrative smokable hemp flower that many farmers are producing – with hopes of earning some of the highest profits […]

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Front Range Biosciences is honored as Hemp Game Changer at MJBizDaily Awards

Front Range Biosciences is the inaugural winner of the MJBizDaily Awards’ Hemp Game Changer Award. The 2019 award was presented to Front Range Biosciences CEO Jonathan Vaught on Thursday night at the MJBizDaily Awards gala during MJBizCon Week in Las Vegas. “I’m really honored,” Vaught said after winning the award. “I’ve got an incredible team that […]

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Rocky start for inaugural hemp auction, but more events are planned

Optimism around a three-day hemp auction in Tennessee turned to disappointment when producers found way more sellers than buyers, driving prices down and leaving some frustrated. But organizers of the inaugural International Hemp Auction and Market, modeled after tobacco auctions in the area, say the market volatility will settle down, making future auctions more valuable. The […]

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Greed, backstabbing and ‘Frankenstein contracts’ in the hemp landscape: Q&A with cannabis attorney Lisa Pittman

Hemp might be legal now, but more and more hemp companies are finding themselves in court. That’s because the booming industry has attracted a mix of new entrepreneurs and get-rich-quick scam artists looking to take advantage of a new market with few established players. Making matters more complicated for hemp businesses is the fact that many […]

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