California Hemp Business & Legal News

California marijuana company teams with water developer for desert hemp venture

A Southern California marijuana company is teaming with a rural water projects developer to start growing hemp in the Mojave Desert. Glass House Farms of Carpinteria, California, said it created a joint venture with water developer Cadiz Inc. to grow 60 acres of hemp starting next month in the town of Cadiz in rural San Bernardino […]

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California CBD company buys chocolate-maker with national distribution

A California CBD company that makes infused olive oils has bought a smaller chocolate company with distribution in traditional grocers such as Whole Foods Market. Gabriella’s Kitchen bought Lulu’s Chocolates of Nevada City, California, for $1 million in stock. Margot Micallef, CEO of Gabriella’s Kitchen, told Hemp Industry Daily the acquisition positions her company for distribution […]

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Ex-US surgeon general joins CBD company’s advisory board

A former U.S. surgeon general is joining the advisory board of a California CBD company. Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general from 2002 to 2008, will advise Kadenwood, a privately held company that makes topical CBD products in Newport Beach, California. The appointment gives Kadenwood a government insider to “shift the perception of […]

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California hemp food bill that would allow licensed marijuana retailers to enter CBD market advances

California’s hemp and marijuana industries moved a few inches closer together Wednesday when state senators advanced a bill to both formally legalize hemp-derived CBD food and beverage products for sale and allow licensed MJ companies to enter the hemp CBD sector. The measure was passed by the Senate Health Committee on a unanimous vote and now […]

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GreenGro acquires California real estate for hemp CBD seed cultivation

Ancillary firm GreenGro Technologies acquired 4 acres in Southern California for propagating low-THC, high-CBD hempseeds. “We expect the sale of those seeds to have a significant positive impact on both our revenue and bottom line since the costs associated with producing hempseeds are expected to be significantly less than the revenue that the sale of […]

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States move forward on hemp while USDA develops federal rules

Afraid of missing hot opportunities in hemp while the federal government mulls national rules, states are adopting a surprising number of laws to start or expand hemp production. Most states already allow hemp cultivation, but 2019 has seen many of the hemp holdouts adopt cultivation laws, while more established hemp states are expanding opportunities to […]

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Hemp importers see victory in legal setback against US Customs

A California court is giving hemp and CBD importers reason to smile, even though a federal judge dismissed most of a CBD company’s legal challenge to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In his decision, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal repeatedly said the 2018 Farm Bill makes clear that hemp shipments shouldn’t be considered marijuana nor destroyed. […]

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