Hemp Industry News for Hemp & CBD Retailers


UN body prepares for December vote on cannabis rescheduling despite pandemic

The U.N. body that decides drug policy has a plan for moving forward with a landmark vote in December on whether to revise the inclusion of cannabis and cannabis-related substances in two international narcotics conventions. The roadmap from the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) for holding the vote despite the global coronavirus pandemic was […]

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Colorado-based Elixinol wins dismissal of suit claiming CBD products are illegal

Colorado-based CBD producer Elixinol got dismissal of a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company’s products were illegal to sell under federal law. The plaintiffs who sued in federal court in the Northern District of California filed a voluntary notice of dismissal May 7, dropping “all claims against” Elixinol. The lawsuit filed on December 2019 claimed […]

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Hemp Industry Daily, HIA ink exclusive partnership to boost networking, education

Hemp Industry Daily and the largest nonprofit trade association in hemp are partnering to promote networking in the industry and advance educational content about the newly legal crop. The partnership with the Hemp Industries Association was announced Thursday. More than 1,300 members of the HIA will receive Exclusive educational content Member discounts to events including next […]

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Sizzling CBD pet market sees soaring sales, adoption by mainstream brick-and-mortar retailers

In just two years, the number of specialty pet stores that carried Colorado-based Functional Remedies’ CBD products increased dramatically, going from 100 to 500 – underscoring the fast growth of a market that’s now reaching mass-market retailers like Petco and PetSmart. “More and more people are understanding how CBD and how hemp-based products can enhance […]

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Former FDA official, ex-Arkansas attorney general join hemp lobbying group

A U.S. hemp standards group has added a former state attorney general and a former FDA official to the organization’s board. The appointments of former Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel and Larisa Pavlick were announced Thursday by the U.S. Hemp Authority Board, a self-regulating organization. Pavlick currently serves as vice president of Global Quality and […]

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Florida company hires new chief marketing officer

A Florida company that cultivates and processes hemp biomass has named a new chief marketing officer. Fort Lauderdale-based Green Point Research said Robin P. Pate will be responsible for developing new distribution channels, as well as brand development and partnerships to support the companies’ products. Pate was formerly with The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing […]

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