California Hemp Business & Legal News

Canopy Growth gets green light to move forward with suit against CA hemp farm

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth has the go-ahead to continue its lawsuit against a California farm it accuses of misusing a deposit and killing hemp plants worth millions. Canopy Growth is suing Research and Development Farming (RDF) of California’s Central Valley, which contracted to grow 500 acres of hemp for the Ontario company in 2019. In a lawsuit […]

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CV Sciences reports falling revenues, sales amid ‘flood’ of new competitors

CV Sciences, a San Diego-based CBD manufacturer, reported revenue of $12.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, down more than 7% from the same period a year ago. Profit for the quarter was $8.4 million, down 15% from the previous year. The results fell well short of analyst expectations even as CV Sciences […]

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Border seizures of hemp continue despite legalization, lawsuit, importer says

This story has been updated with a section discussing new import/export rules on live hemp plants. A California CBD manufacturer challenging the hemp policies of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says hemp seizures are still taking place despite nationwide legalization and a federal judge’s assurance that border seizures of legal hemp are a thing […]

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California updates industrial hemp law to comply with 2018 Farm Bill

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to bring the state’s hemp laws into compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill. The measure, which was signed Saturday and will take effect Jan. 1, updates the state’s definition of industrial hemp and terminology to match the federal language. It also requires the California Department of Food and Agriculture […]

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California hemp and cannabis testing lab raises $22.6 million

Cannalysis, a hemp and cannabis testing lab based in California, raised $22.6 million that it said will fund its expansion in the state as well as helping it to move into other marijuana markets in the U.S. The Santa Ana-based company raised the money from Canlab, a cannabis, hemp and CBD testing laboratory network. The […]

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California wheat biotech firm expands hemp investment with $10 million raise

An agriculture biotech company that markets high-fiber wheat said it is expanding its hemp subsidiary with a $10 million stock offering. Arcadia Biosciences of Davis, California, plans to use the money to research hemp genetics in Imperial County, California, according to a news release. The company’s hemp subsidiary, Arcadia Specialty Genomics, is scheduled to start planting […]

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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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