Supply-chain disruptions and delivery delays have become the new normal for hemp and other agricultural commodities as governments keep their borders shut and planes grounded to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Pandemic-related flight restrictions, delays and increased fees have made the complicated business of moving hemp biomass and extracts across national borders more challenging […]Read More
A California CBD nonprofit has dodged a libel lawsuit after it was sued by two companies for saying a lab test showed that a CBD product they sold contained heavy metals. A California appeals court ruled Friday that the companies filing the suit – Medical Marijuana, Inc., and HempMeds PX – failed to show that the […]Read More
An agriculture biotech company that markets high-fiber wheat is partnering with two other California firms in an attempt to grab market share among California hemp producers. Arcadia Biosciences of Davis, California, says it will work with Grow West, a northern California distributor of farm inputs and machinery, and the Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, which sells fertilizer in […]Read More
California hemp and marijuana producer Goldenseed has added former “Shark Tank” investor Kevin Harrington to its advisory board. Goldenseed, a privately held company in Santa Cruz, said that Harrington has also invested in the company, though it did not say how much. Harrington was an early television informercial pitchman and appeared on the first two […]Read More
California-based KushCo Holdings, a cannabis company specializing in ancillary products such as packaging, is ratcheting back its hemp revenue predictions. The company told investors Friday that it’s retracting its 2020 hemp revenue guidance of $25 million. The announcement came as the firm announced it will miss this quarter’s revenue estimates. The company cited a “slower-than-anticipated rollout […]Read More
California hemp and CBD producers were hoping for speedy action this year on a long-debated proposal to clear a path for hemp extracts in foods and drinks.Read More
A Nevada hemp and marijuana producer has filed three lawsuits against a California cannabis chew maker over a disappointing 2018 partnership to make CBD- and THC-infused chewing pouches. The Nevada company, Solace Holdings, said Cannadips defaulted on loans worth $1.2 million through 2018 and 2019, money Solace says it paid to get the rights to distribute Cannadips […]Read More
California instituted a 10-year ban on drug felons growing hemp, a move state authorities say is required by the federal law that legalized the crop. The ban, issued by California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, makes people convicted of drug felonies ineligible to receive state hemp-cultivation licenses for a decade. The emergency rule was issued along […]Read More
California’s flagship agriculture school has tapped a schizophrenia researcher and a plant expert to lead its new center to study hemp and marijuana. The University of California, Davis, appointed professors Cameron Carter and Li Tian as co-directors of its Cannabis & Hemp Research Center. Created last year, the research center is charged with: Increasing academic collaboration […]Read More
Hemp entrepreneurs in California are optimistic that long-awaited state legislation to legalize hemp-derived CBD as an ingredient in food, beverages and cosmetics will be revived from suspension and ready for Gov. Gavin Newsom to approve by spring.Read More
A Florida truck driver who was stopped twice last month driving hemp from California to New York is now considering a lawsuit against Texas authorities who jailed him and charged him with felony possession of marijuana. Aneudy Gonzales was stopped for a traffic violation near Conway, Texas, on Dec. 5. Texas Highway Patrol seized roughly 3,350 […]Read More
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, Law360 reported. 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 […]Read More
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