Hemp Industry News for Hemp & CBD Retailers

States setting their own CBD rules as federal action lags

Hoping to resolve the legal confusion surrounding the selling of CBD products, states are starting to leapfrog federal health regulators and give hemp entrepreneurs permission to put cannabis extracts in food, drinks and dietary supplements.

But the efforts aren’t reducing legal headaches for the hemp industry.

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CBD company taps Victoria’s Secret marketing expert

A CBD company expanding into shopping malls has tapped a marketing executive from mall staple Victoria’s Secret to lead its branding. Green Growth Brands of Columbus, Ohio, appointed Jann Parish its chief marketing officer. Parish also held that title with Victoria’s Secret. Before that, Parish ran branding campaigns for retail brands Calvin Klein and Tommy […]

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Hemp farmers still looking for CBD inputs should source with caution, experts say

Hemp farmers looking to capitalize on the lucrative demand for high-CBD hemp varieties may still be able to salvage their 2019 season even though the industry is seeing a shortage in feminized seeds and clones.

Hemp production experts suggest planting non-feminized seeds and culling male plants early, or planting larger-sized clones later in the season, if farmers can find any available.

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Grocery chain Kroger adds CBD topicals in stores across 17 states

The Kroger Co. is one of the latest retailers to introduce CBD in its stores. The Cincinnati-based grocery store chain said that, starting this week, it will begin carrying topical products containing cannabidiol in its stores in 17 states. The products Kroger will carry contain no THC, a spokeswoman for the retailer told The Detroit […]

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Canadian cannabis giants stepping up investments in US hemp, CBD market

Two Canadian cannabis companies said this week that their strategy for expansion into the U.S. market includes – and will start with – hemp and CBD. Canopy Growth, a Smiths Falls, Ontario-based leader in the Canadian marijuana industry, said Tuesday it will open hemp processing facilities in seven U.S. states within the next year. Earlier […]

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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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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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