Hemp Industry News for Hemp & CBD Retailers


NY attorney general orders CBD company to stop marketing products as coronavirus cure

New York state’s attorney general has ordered a CBD company to stop marketing one of its products as “immunity oil” against the coronavirus. Attorney General Letitia James said “consumers have encountered these false claims in email campaigns” by the company called Finest Herbalist, the Daily Voice reported Wednesday. The emails have titles such as, “Protection from Corona […]

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Neptune Wellness Solutions appoints two new board members

A Quebec, Canada-based supplements company announced the installment of two new members to the company’s board of directors. Neptune Wellness Solutions of Laval, Quebec, on Tuesday said Joseph Buaron and Michael A. de Geus were joining the company’s board. Buaron has two decades of experience as a chief technology officer, while de Geus is a […]

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First CBD novel food application headed for EU risk assessment

A cannabinoid producer in the Czech Republic is the first to have a CBD novel food application declared “valid” by EU authorities and move forward for a risk assessment. CBDepot’s application for the authorization of synthetic cannabidiol was sent to the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) for a risk assessment on March 27, agency spokesman […]

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Beset by delays, Canadian CBD drink market looking for expanded future

Two beer giants had big plans to sell CBD infused beverages in Canada by the end of last year. But only one has hit shelves yet, underscoring the challenged cannabis drinks market in Canada. Fluent Beverage Co., a partnership between St. Louis, Missouri-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and Canadian cannabis giant Tilray, says it launched a line […]

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Alaska’s hemp industry set to go live through online-only registrations

Farmers, processors and retailers in Alaska can start applying for hemp registrations Monday after the industry officially launches on April 4. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all registrations must be submitted electronically through the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s website. Agriculture officials in Alaska used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the […]

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California hemp grower wants sheriff to tell court why plants were burned

A California hemp growing company is trying to legally compel a sheriff’s department to release documents explaining why the agency destroyed 459 acres of hemp that authorities thought were marijuana. No one was arrested or charged after the Kern County Sheriff’s Office bulldozed what Apothio LLC claims were hundreds of millions worth of hemp plants […]

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Is CBD retail ‘essential’? Shuttered hemp retailers fight to stay open alongside grocery, marijuana stores

Hemp production has been classified as “essential” by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the classification doesn’t extend to retailers selling hemp and CBD — and some retailers told to shut down during the coronavirus response are asking authorities to reconsider and designate them “essential” businesses. They point out that many states classify medical […]

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FDA tells ex-NFL player to stop ‘misleading’ claims on CBD cure for coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the company of former NFL player Kyle Turley to stop claiming that CBD is an effective treatment for coronavirus. In a letter dated Tuesday, the FDA ordered Turley’s company, Las Vegas-based NeuroXPF, to stop “misleadingly representing your products as safe and effective for a COVID-19-related use …” […]

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Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web hires new chief operating officer

Colorado-based CBD maker Charlotte’s Web has appointed a chief operating officer to replace Stephen Lermer, who left the company Jan. 31. The Boulder company said in a release that David Panter is its new COO, effective Monday. Charlotte’s Web said Panter has more than 20 years of “global supply chain experience” at businesses including the […]

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Polish hemp subsidiary survives cuts by Green Organic Dutchman

A Canadian cannabis company that is ratcheting back its marijuana business, The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), apparently has no plans to slow hemp production. The news comes as TGOD suspended production at its processing facility in Quebec and is laying off staff. The Green Organic Dutchman has a European subsidiary, HemPoland, that sells CBD products, […]

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Marijuana lobby group warns against CBD claims about coronavirus

A prominent marijuana lobbying is warning consumers against CBD-infused products claiming to guard against the coronavirus. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said this week that CBD retailers have received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for making such unsubstantiated claims. “If something sounds too good to be true, […]

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