Minnesota authorities have tapped a public testing lab to start evaluating the THC content of products sold as CBD. The Midwest Regional Forensic Laboratory in Andover, north of Minneapolis, is a publicly funded lab that will test THC levels of CBD products sold in conventional retailers, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported. The lab is the […]Read More
Charlotte Figi, the namesake of a Colorado CBD company who became a symbol for the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol and medical cannabis, has reportedly died from complications associated with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Charlotte’s death was announced late Tuesday in a Facebook post by a family friend. No time or location […]Read More
New York state’s attorney general has ordered a CBD company to stop marketing one of its products as “immunity oil” against the coronavirus. Attorney General Letitia James said “consumers have encountered these false claims in email campaigns” by the company called Finest Herbalist, the Daily Voice reported Wednesday. The emails have titles such as, “Protection from Corona […]Read More
A Quebec, Canada-based supplements company announced the installment of two new members to the company’s board of directors. Neptune Wellness Solutions of Laval, Quebec, on Tuesday said Joseph Buaron and Michael A. de Geus were joining the company’s board. Buaron has two decades of experience as a chief technology officer, while de Geus is a […]Read More
The co-founder of a defunct Connecticut holding company and CBD and hemp store has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with bilking investors. In addition to his holding company, Halitron, Bernard Findley was the co-founder of Hopp & Hemp Co., which sold CBD and other hemp products, according to The Newton Bee. A federal charging […]Read More
A trove of business records from a 20th-century Kentucky hemp processor are now in the hands of the University of Kentucky. A family in Bourbon County donated some 17 boxes of records from the family decortication and processing business that operated from roughly 1900 to 1940. The university’s Special Collections Library will clean and archive the […]Read More
Hemp growers will have more young plant options to choose from as a result of a new joint venture between Vancouver-based plant company 3 Rivers Biotech and JRT Nurseries, a plant grower with locations in Aldergrove, British Columbia, and Lynden, Washington. The two companies will work together to produce and supply hemp plants grown from […]Read More
A California hemp growing company is trying to legally compel a sheriff’s department to release documents explaining why the agency destroyed 459 acres of hemp that authorities thought were marijuana. No one was arrested or charged after the Kern County Sheriff’s Office bulldozed what Apothio LLC claims were hundreds of millions worth of hemp plants […]Read More
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
Two Southern states have received federal approval for their hemp production plans under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interim final rule for the 2020 season, while a Midwestern state has chosen to extend its 2014 pilot program. The USDA approved plans for South Carolina and West Virginia, bringing the total number of states approved under […]Read More
A Wisconsin hemp seed seller is in a contract dispute with a Canadian seed producer over where and for how long it can sell a grain cultivar. Legacy Hemp of Hastings, Minnesota, says that Terramax Holdings Corp. is trying to renege on the length of time Legacy Hemp has the rights to sell the seeds in […]Read More
Hemp production has been classified as “essential” by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the classification doesn’t extend to retailers selling hemp and CBD — and some retailers told to shut down during the coronavirus response are asking authorities to reconsider and designate them “essential” businesses. They point out that many states classify medical […]Read More
Monica Raymunt Interviews Giovanni Isoldi, CTO at Materia Medica ProcessingHemp Industry Daily international reporter, Monica Raymunt, interviews Giovanni Isoldi, CTO at Materia Medica Processing.
Laura Drotleff Interviews Jonathan Vaught, CEO & Founder of Front Range BiosciencesHemp Industry Daily reporter, Laura Drotleff, interviews Jonathan Vaught, CEO & Founder of Front Range Biosciences.
Starting a CBD Business During a Time of UncertaintyThe economy has seen its fair share of up’s and down’s, but the CBD industry, still in infancy, has been a wild ride. The CBD industry has been the mecca for business entrepreneurs and start-ups, but what happens when economic or environmental circumstances out of your control strike? Hemp Industry Daily reporter Ivan Moreno, speaks with Jennifer Culpepper, Founder and Principal at Brand Joint and Co-founder at I+I Botanicals, and Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO at Prima, to discuss their experience during COVID-19.