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Pennsylvania CBD wholesaler expands sales team with Zappos executive

A CBD and terpene wholesaler in Pennsylvania has hired a former Zappos executive as part of a drive to expand its management team and market its cannabinoid formulations to large consumer products companies. Leetsdale-based Hemp Synergistics has brought on Allison Bentley, a former merchandising manager at e-commerce giant Zappos.com, to serve as vice president of […]

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Virginia governor signs CBD food regulations into law

Virginia has joined other states in allowing CBD in food despite federal prohibitions. Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed the legislation that defines CBD as food and gives state regulators power to regulate the new industry. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers will be in charge of regulations and enforcement, including overseeing labeling requirements, identifying […]

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Canada’s Canopy Growth to shutter New York growing operations

Canopy Growth, a global cannabis giant that muscled its way into the U.S. hemp market, has announced that it is shutting down its hemp-growing operation in New York state, citing a glut of hemp from last year. The Canada-based company will cease farming operations in Springfield, New York, but will continue using its hemp supply […]

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$4 million award to El Salvador CBD business upheld in dispute with Florida company

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a $4 million judgment in favor of an El-Salvador based CBD oil supplier that accused its Florida distributors of breach of contract. The decision Tuesday from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision from an arbitration panel the ruled in favor of Cromogen Biotechnology Corporation an all issues […]

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Ohio deems CBD businesses nonessential

An Ohio agency focused on conflict management has decided which businesses in the state are essential during the coronavirus pandemic – and retailers selling CBD are reportedly not among them.

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California hemp grower sues sheriff, alleges illegal destruction of plants

A California hemp grower is suing a sheriff’s office, alleging the authorities destroyed about 500 acres of their plants, which the company estimates were worth $1 billion, according to the lawsuit. The federal lawsuit filed Friday calls the demolition of the plants “one the largest wholesale destructions of personal property by government entities in the history […]

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