Hemp Industry News for Hemp & CBD Retailers

Maine orders CBD edibles removed from retail stores

Authorities in Maine have shocked retailers and hemp farmers by ordering CBD edibles be removed from stores amid concerns that cannabidiol still is not a federally approved food additive. Last week, health inspectors began ordering stores to remove “all foods, tinctures and capsules” containing the extract, the Portland Press Herald reported. Other nonedible CBD products, […]

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Farm Bill thaws – but doesn’t clear – hemp’s advertising landscape

Under the historic 2018 Farm Bill, hemp companies should be able to advertise like other agricultural producers and manufacturers. But many businesses say they still face hurdles, especially with digital marketing. A good example is Evo Hemp, a Boulder, Colorado-based hemp food company. “The Farm Bill is opening the doors to have the conversation with […]

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Chart: Fast-rising CBD still trying to make inroads with mainstream retailers

CBD’s meteoric rise in popularity has hemp growers finding all kinds of market opportunities that don’t exist for THC products, including yoga studios, pet boutiques, gyms and coffee shops – all foreign territory for marijuana-derived products. One Kentucky hemp producer even has CBD products being sold in tractor supply stores; a North Carolina CBD company has […]

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FDA Crystal Ball: 5 expert tips on CBD in the newly legal hemp industry

Nationwide legalization brought elation to the hemp industry, but it also brought anxiety as CBD manufacturers and retailers await guidance from federal health regulators on how the extract can be incorporated into foods, drugs and cosmetics. CBD is – by far – the largest component of the U.S. hemp industry, so the concern is widespread. […]

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While on-site marijuana consumption stalls, CBD tasting and sampling take off

Cannabis entrepreneurs long frustrated by barriers to social consumption of their products are finding that CBD is a faster way to getting their products in front of consumers. Where marijuana entrepreneurs have been plagued by delays or outright hostility from public officials when it comes to public use, CBD manufacturers and retailers are finding new […]

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No extraction required: Smokable hemp trend gives farmers new use for flower

One of the fastest-growing hemp sectors bears a striking resemblance to the marijuana industry: dried and smokable hemp flowers. The growth of hemp pre-rolls and loose flower has roots in Europe, where cannabis enthusiasts have long embraced smoking low-THC cannabis, but its rise in the U.S. is catching longtime hemp industry watchers by surprise. Bethany […]

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Walmart Canada ‘fact-finding’ on potential for CBD product sales

The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, is considering selling CBD products in Canada, a development that comes just days before recreational marijuana markets open in the country. But Walmart says it isn’t ready to start selling cannabidiol just yet. “As we would for any new industry, Walmart Canada has done some preliminary fact-finding on this issue,” […]

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Wyoming threats force Kroger affiliate, another local grocer to pull CBD products

A Colorado-based grocer backed by national chain Kroger has removed CBD products from one of its stores in Wyoming after warnings from police. Lucky’s Market – a Boulder, Colorado, company that partners with Cincinnati-based Kroger – and Jackson Whole Grocer & Cafe took the CBD off their shelves in Jackson Hole after they were threatened […]

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Rise of CBD raises concerns for marijuana executives

CBD products are often marketed as having similar health benefits to medical marijuana without the psychoactive properties – essentially all of the medicine but none of the high. That growing mainstream appeal has some cannabis business owners concerned that CBD is a threat to the THC-reliant marijuana market.

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