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Welcome to Hemp Industry Daily

Sometimes you have to take a step back to see the whole picture. And when you do, you see a whole new image. Welcome to Hemp Industry Daily, a business news service from the publishers of Marijuana Business Daily.  Marijuana is a variety of hemp that gets enormous public attention because its flowers become intoxicating […]

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Indiana approves CBD for all, ending months of retailer confusion

Indiana’s long-simmering CBD confusion ended with the state’s governor signing a law clarifying that all CBD products are legal as long as they come from hemp and contain low amounts of THC. The new law specifies that anyone can sell or possess CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC and derived from hemp. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s […]

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Seven Iowa businesses angle for low-THC medical cannabis retail licenses

Seven companies have applied to sell low-THC medical marijuana at 21 separate locations in Iowa. The state is expected to grant licenses for five locations next month.   Applicants paid a $5,000 fee for each application and won’t be able to open until early 2019, the Des Moines Register reported. Iowa’s medical marijuana program is quite […]

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Cannabis company makes play for convenience-store CBD market

A California company that markets and distributes marijuana and hemp is making a play for convenience stores. Marijuana Company of America, a holding company with stakes in hemp and marijuana, is launching a line of CBD topicals, tinctures and edibles in sample sizes. The products will be sold in one-, two- and 30-day supplies. “The […]

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Charges dropped in Tennessee CBD raids, but store owners still angry

Drug charges against 19 business owners selling CBD products in the Nashville suburbs have been dismissed in what hemp advocates are calling a huge win for the state’s new cannabidiol industry. The business owners were accused of selling illegal drugs, and 23 shops were padlocked on Feb. 12. But according to Murfreesboro’s Daily News Journal, […]

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Hemp company launches first cannabis line aimed at minorities

A North Carolina company is making the cannabis industry’s first play for consumers of color with a line of beauty products aimed at ethnic minorities. The Hemp Excellence line of body lotions, lip balms and CBD capsules went on sale this month at two beauty shops that cater to women of color in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. […]

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Tennessee judge allows CBD sellers shuttered during raids to reopen

Nearly two dozen Tennessee stores padlocked for selling CBD are back open after a local judge ordered that keys and cash registers be returned to the 23 stores shuttered Feb. 12 in Nashville suburbs. Rutherford County Circuit Judge Royce Taylor ordered the stores to be allowed to reopen Friday, the same day that 16 defendants […]

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Tennessee raids shutter 23 stores for selling CBD products

Local authorities raided and padlocked 23 stores in the Nashville suburbs Monday because they sold CBD products. Indictments were levied against 21 people who were selling “a candy that resembled Gummie Bears with CBD,” Nashville TV station WSMV reported. In explaining the raid, Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said that cannabidiol is “an illegal drug” and CBD is […]

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Cannabis businesses finding success in pet CBD market

An increasing number of cannabis companies are directing their efforts at four-legged users.

And there’s more than a billion reasons for that trend.

U.S. pet owners spent more than $30 billion in 2016 on pet supplies, treatments and veterinary care, according to the American Pet Products Association, an industry group representing pet product manufacturers and importers.

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CBD confusion mounts in Iowa as police seize goods but don’t always test for THC

Iowa police who’ve been seizing CBD products off store shelves have in some cases not been testing them to see if they contain illegal THC, adding to the confusion surrounding cannabidiol’s legal status in the state. Authorities have seized oils, lotions and candies containing CBD in at least two jurisdictions, the Des Moines Register reported. Some […]

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Indiana apologizes to 50 businesses cited for selling CBD

Indiana authorities are apologizing to about 50 businesses after regulators erroneously cited them for selling illegal CBD products. The letters were sent despite assurances by state officials that the store owners wouldn’t be penalized until CBD’s legal status is settled. Indiana’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission sent the citation letters just before Christmas, WTHR-TV reported. The letters […]

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