Arizona Hemp Business & Legal News

Arizona hemp breeder buying two greenhouses

An Arizona hemp company selling feminized hempseeds and clones said it is buying two greenhouses to increase production. According to HempWave, the new greenhouses – in Phoenix and Willcox, Arizona – total 210,000 square feet. The company said the additional greenhouse space will allow it to produce more than 500,000 seeds and 4.5 million clones […]

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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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Arizona hemp farmers get green light to plant in June

Hemp farmers in Arizona can now begin planting two months earlier than originally planned, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey. State Sen. Sonny Borrelli of Lake Havasu City sponsored the bill, which could permit farmers to plant as early as June rather than waiting for August, as set by another bill […]

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CBD maker sponsors track school to boost athletics line, conduct research

Isodiol International is seeking to boost its footprint in the CBD athletics space by partnering with a professional track-and-field training school that counts former Olympians among its clients. Here are the basics surrounding the partnership: Isodiol is paying the Altis training school $225,000 to establish a “living lab” and market its products to the roughly 100 […]

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Arizona legalizes hemp, but no commercial crops likely before 2019

Arizona became the 39th state to legalize hemp production when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill authorizing the cultivation of industrial hemp for experimental purposes. “I’m glad to sign a bill that could have a positive economic impact for the state,” Ducey said in a statement released Monday. However, Arizona hemp production likely won’t begin until […]

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Montel Williams’ suit seeks to protect image vs. CBD scams

Television talk-show host and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams is suing several Arizona-based companies for wrongly using his name and image in alleged CBD scams. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleges that at least three companies were involved in an “elaborate online scheme” that involved misleadingly using […]

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