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CBD companies see online sales spike as coronavirus shuts down retail shops

When COVID-19 spread and forced store closures, California-based Papa & Barkley lost about half of the 400 small CBD retail shops where the company was selling its products. Then online sales exploded. “We’ve seen a pretty dramatic increase in our online transaction volume,” said Adam Grossman, CEO and founder of Papa & Barkley. In March […]

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Charlotte’s Web cites falling revenues, higher expenses as it turns in loss for Q1

Prominent CBD maker Charlotte’s Web Holdings is pointing to market saturation, legal uncertainty and rising expenses as it reported a loss of $11.5 million last quarter. A year ago, the Boulder, Colorado, company reported a profit of $2.5 million. Charlotte’s Web reported revenue last quarter of $21.5 million, down about 1% from the same period last […]

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Canada’s NewLeaf Brands names ex-Ebbu director as new chief science officer

A cannabinoid scientist in Colorado is being tapped to develop mushroom products for a CBD company that is exploring the market for psilocybin mushrooms. Canadian CBD business NewLeaf Brands Inc. announced that the former research director of a Colorado hemp company, Ebbu, will be their new chief science officer. The announcement Tuesday that Robert Roscow was joining […]

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California coffee company begins work on Nicaraguan hemp grow facility

A California coffee company says it has broken ground on a project to build a hemp grow and processing facility in Nicaragua as part of an agreement with a cooperative there. Youngevity International of Chula Vista announced the groundbreaking Tuesday, saying two of its U.S. subsidiaries, including one that sells CBD-infused coffee, and their Nicaraguan […]

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