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Hemptown acquires nutraceutical maker, moves into consumer packaged goods

Hemptown Organics Corp., a vertically integrated, multistate hemp producer based in Central Point, Oregon, has acquired longtime nutraceutical manufacturer Kirkman Group for $5 million. With $6 million in existing annual revenue, Kirkman operates a 25,000-square-foot nutraceutical manufacturing facility that is Current Good Manufacturing Process (CGMP)-certified and licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according […]

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New York City’s official CBD ban targeting food, drinks takes effect

New York City implemented a citywide ban this week prohibiting businesses from selling food and drinks containing CBD. The ban took effect just a few days after New York state lawmakers passed a bill allowing for some CBD products but not settling a process for putting it in food. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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South Carolina regulators clear pesticides for hemp production

Hemp farmers in South Carolina now have temporary access to an arsenal of pesticides for the 2019 production season after state regulators approved a list of products suitable for hemp cultivation. The move eliminates a hurdle farmers have faced since the crop was cleared for production in the state earlier this year. Regulators from the […]

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Indiana CBD retailers suing state over smokable hemp ban

Hoping to gain a new business opportunity, Indiana CBD retailers are turning to the federal court system to overturn the state’s ban on smokable hemp products. Seven hemp-derived CBD retailers filed the lawsuit in Southern Indiana District Court in cooperation with the Midwest Hemp Council, the Courthouse News Service reported. The ban took effect July […]

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Smokable hemp ban in North Carolina could be law by December

The North Carolina House Agriculture Committee approved a bill that supports a ban on smokable hemp. The House committee on Friday moved the legislation forward, including a smokable hemp ban that would take effect Dec.1. The ban, part of a bill outlining the state’s hemp program in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill, passed the […]

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Liquor stores, gas stations among first cleared to sell CBD in Louisiana

Louisiana is starting to award licenses to sell CBD products, and the first recipients include liquor stores, gas stations and CBD-specific shops. Louisiana’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has so far awarded 20 temporary permits to sell CBD. A new Louisiana hemp law allows the sale of hemp-derived CBD but requires a state permit to do […]

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Florida governor signs state hemp program into law

After months of preparation, the state of Florida is ready to move ahead with commercial hemp production under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said hemp in Florida is needed to help farmers harmed by hurricanes and diseases that have affected citrus, the state’s largest commodity. Hurricane Michael […]

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New York, New Jersey close to expanding hemp, CBD opportunities

New York and New Jersey lawmakers want to make it easier to grow hemp and sell CBD products. Legislators in both states sent bills to their respective governors making their states friendlier to hemp businesses. The measures both authorize CBD foods and dietary supplements. Rampant confusion in New York City, where health authorities pulled some […]

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Alabama drugstores cleared to sell CBD ingestibles

Pharmacies in Alabama now can join gas stations and other retailers cleared to flout federal restrictions on CBD products. A new law removing hemp from Alabama’s controlled-substances list allows pharmacies to carry CBD dietary supplements, something other retailers in Alabama already had been given permission to do. Pharmacies in Alabama said they needed additional assurances in […]

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Minnesota hemp farmer faces felony charges for plants with too much THC

A Minnesota hemp farmer faces two felony charges after a traffic stop led to authorities seizing his hemp products and finding elevated THC levels. Luis Hummel, who owns 5th Sun Gardens in Lanesboro, Minnesota, haves felony drug-possession charges for growing the seized hemp, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The plants tested at 3% THC, […]

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