Hemp Industry News for Hemp & CBD Retailers

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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Confusion over CBD helps derail proposed store in Idaho

An Idaho business owner who tried to open a storefront selling dietary supplements has been stymied by local officials who say the CBD products he wanted to sell may be illegal in the state. Michael Larsen applied for a business permit to open a retail store called Welcomed Science in Garden City, near Boise. But […]

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CBD sales spike in Indiana ahead of feared crackdown

Stores selling CBD in central Indiana are seeing a spike in sales after the state’s attorney general declared the products illegal with one limited exception. Kokomo store owner Joan Johnson said sales and interest in CBD increased after Attorney General Curtis Hill issued his opinion last month, the Kokomo Tribune reported. Hill said that CBD products are […]

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Washington MJ company sets sights on Kroger, other mainstream retailers

By John Schroyer A Washington State marijuana entrepreneur may be close to getting her low-THC cannabis-based health and beauty product line on the shelves of retail titans such as Kroger-owned grocery stores. If successful, the development would further push cannabis-based products into the mainstream retail world.

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Missouri AG Sues Four Retailers Over CBD Oil

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed suit against a quartet of retailers for selling hemp-derived CBD oil, charging they don’t have licenses. Koster has been seeking to shut down upwards of 30 unlicensed CBD retailers in the state, according to the Associated Press. All but four shops voluntarily shut down after receiving written warnings in […]

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One of Two Missouri CBD Dispensaries Open for Business

One of two licensed Missouri businesses legally allowed to grow and dispense CBD is now open and has been serving patients for about two months. BeLeaf is growing and dispensing a high-CBD strain of industrial hemp called Noah’s Releaf imported from California. It so far has about 20 customers from across the state that range […]

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Missouri CBD Program Lacking Physician Support

The two Missouri companies that have been licensed to grow and produce CBD medicine from industrial hemp are looking at a super-slow start, mostly because neurologists in the state are hesitant to write recommendations for the drug. Missouri is one of more than a dozen states that have legalized CBD-based medicines derived from either industrial […]

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