California Hemp Business & Legal News

Nevada CBD company buys California firm for $2.2M to expand into topicals, edibles

Nevada CBD manufacturer Leafceuticals is expanding into topicals and edibles with the $2.2 million acquisition of California’s Irie CBD products. The acquisition gives Leafceuticals a processing plant in Oakland, California, for expanding its CBD line. The agreement calls for Leafceuticals – a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Freedom Leaf – to pay $400,000 cash and $1.8 […]

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Canadian hemp company inks California distribution deal

A Canadian hemp company clinched a California distribution deal that will see its CBD-infused foods and waters on shelves in 550 dispensaries. Phivida Holdings of Vancouver, British Columbia, said it struck the agreement Wednesday with Green Reef Distribution, a company in Santa Monica, California, that distributes cannabis products. The Green Reef deal gives Phivida its first […]

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CBD manufacturer buys stake in Canadian maker of hemp, MJ pharma products

A CBD manufacturer with offices in Canada and California is moving further into the Canadian cannabis market, acquiring a 25% stake in a company in the final stages of licensing to make hemp and marijuana pharmaceutical products. Isodiol International said it’s acquiring 25% of Canadian National Pharma Group, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Isodiol also has […]

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Tribe loses bid to resume hemp growing in California after DEA seizure

A federal judge has rejected an effort by an American Indian tribe to resume growing hemp in Stockton, California. The Winnemucca Shoshoni tribe had sued the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and San Joaquin County in October over the removal of 26 acres of hemp – a crop the tribe valued at $77 million. The tribe also […]

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FDA sends another round of warnings to CBD producers

Federal drug authorities have sent another round of warning letters to CBD producers about making health claims. The recipients include CW Hemp, the Colorado Springs, Colorado, company that supplies the popular Charlotte’s Web medicine for intractable epilepsy. The Food and Drug Administration sent four warning letters Wednesday to two Colorado companies – CW Hemp and Pueblo-based That’s Natural! […]

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Tribe sues DEA, California county for removal of 26-acre hemp crop

A Native American tribe based in Nevada is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration over the seizure of a 26-acre hemp crop growing in California. The Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada – a federally recognized tribe of Western Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians in northwestern Nevada – is also suing officials in San Joaquin County, California, where the grow was located, […]

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Colorado biotech firm hires UC Davis to research hemp

A Colorado agricultural biotech that specializes in marijuana is paying a major California agricultural research university at least $150,000 to study the hemp genome in an effort to reduce the need for using pesticides and fertilizers on the plant. Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences said in a news release it reached an agreement with the University of California, […]

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Damian Marley marijuana company to add hemp-derived CBD line

The youngest son of late reggae star Bob Marley is the latest marijuana entrepreneur to launch a line of CBD products derived from hemp. Damian Marley’s marijuana company, California-based Stony Hill Corp., is selling CBD tinctures, gummies and topical creams under the name Stony Hill CBD, according to a news release. The products will be […]

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