Hemp Stocks & Public Companies

Vegetable producer Village Farms expands hemp, CBD production into Colorado

Village Farms International, a prominent greenhouse vegetable producer from Canada, is entering the Colorado hemp market with a $5 million joint venture to start growing CBD-rich hemp in the Centennial State. To accomplish the move, Village Farms entered a joint venture with Arkansas Valley Hemp in southern Colorado. Under the agreement, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Village […]

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Charlotte’s Web closes CA$140 million share offering

Charlotte’s Web, a Colorado-based CBD manufacturer, said it has raised 140 million Canadian dollars ($105 million) in a share offering. The move, in which existing shareholders sold some of their shares, was part of the company’s plans to raise up to CA$500 million. The overall raise will likely be used for possible acquisitions, funding ongoing […]

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Curaleaf agrees to buy Cura Partners for CA$1.27 billion in all-stock deal

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated marijuana and hemp company, agreed to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Cura Partners in an all-stock deal worth 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million). Curaleaf will issue 95.6 million subordinated voting shares, giving Cura a roughly 16% stake in the company. Cura’s Select brands are available in more than 900 retailers, mainly in […]

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Ohio company’s takeover bid for Aphria cannabis group expires

Green Growth Brands, which sells hemp-derived CBD personal-care products in U.S. shoe stores and mall kiosks and trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange as GGB, won’t be buying Canadian marijuana producer Aphria. The hostile takeover bid has expired. Aphria, which trades as APHA on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, consistently […]

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The Vitamin Shoppe sells edible CBD supplements, against FDA guidance

The Vitamin Shoppe is the latest large retailer to announce it now carries CBD, but unlike other drugstore chains, the New Jersey-based company is selling edible CBD supplements and drops. The move goes against repeated warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  that CBD in food, cosmetics and dietary supplements remains illegal. With 700 stores […]

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Arizona payments processor to serve hemp, CBD businesses

While other banks and payment processors are stepping back, Hypur, an Arizona-based payments processor, has launched services to serve hemp and CBD merchants throughout the United States. Elavon, a U.S. Bank payments solution subsidiary, recently announced it would withdraw its services to the sector because of concerns over federal regulations. Other payment processing companies such as […]

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Aurora Cannabis to increase hemp stake, buy Alberta producer

Canadian marijuana giant Aurora Cannabis is getting deeper into the hemp space, announcing Tuesday that it plans to acquire the rest of a hemp company it partially purchased last year. Aurora said it will buy the remaining outstanding shares of Hempco Food and Fiber, which makes hemp foods and nutritional supplements in Nisku, Alberta. Aurora, which […]

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Hemp companies left looking for banking alternatives

The stability that the 2018 Farm Bill was supposed to bring to the hemp industry remains elusive, particularly on the banking front, where a risk-averse industry has been pulling its previously dipped toes out of the water. U.S. Bank’s payments processing subsidiary Elavon recently opted to pull out of offering services to hemp farmers and […]

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Canadian cannabis firm MPX International to acquire Swiss CBD brand for CA$13.4 million

Another Canadian company is looking to Europe for expansion – this time in CBD. A large, vertically integrated Canadian company plans to buy up the remaining shares of a Swiss organic CBD company to expand into the global market. MPX International, a vertically integrated CBD company based in Toronto, has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares […]

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Confusion, enthusiasm combine at Hemp Investor Forum

Uncertainties surrounding regulations – both at the state and federal levels – and a lack of recent historic data in the United States are factors that could discourage investors in the American hemp industry, attendees at a Denver forum heard last week. However, savvy investors can still find opportunities in “one of the most unique […]

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Hemp manufacturer Charlotte’s Web explores uplisting to TSX, US stock exchanges

Charlotte’s Web, the Colorado-based hemp and CBD company, is continuing to explore the possibility of either uplisting to either the Toronto Stock Exchange or U.S. exchanges. Various options are being looked at, including a possible listing on the New York Stock Exchange, CEO Hesaam Moallem told analysts on a conference call to discuss the company’s […]

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