Vermont Hemp Business & Legal News


Vermont hemp processor sues Maryland grower, alleging it lied about pesticides

A Vermont hemp processor is suing a Maryland grower, accusing the company of lying about the plants it sold being pesticide-free. The federal lawsuit filed by Newton Hill Labs, based in Milton, was filed Tuesday. It alleges Bay Water Greens and Baywater Farms of sold Newton Labs 5,000 pounds of biomass in October 2019 that contained elevated […]

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Maryland, Vermont extend pilot programs for 2020 season

Two more states have opted to operate their 2020 hemp production seasons under the 2014 pilot program, bringing to nine the total markets that will keep the existing rules in play for another year. Maryland and Vermont will extend the pilot program under the rules of the 2014 Farm Bill, according to the U.S. Department […]

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Vermont CBD retailer arrested for allegedly stiffing hemp farms

A CBD retailer in Vermont has been arrested and charged with theft of service and other charges in cases involving four state hemp farms. Douglas Bell, the owner of CBD Vermont, a retail store in Waterbury Center, was arrested after writing bad checks. Bell owes more than $137,000 to local farmers, but an ongoing investigation […]

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Drug charges dropped in New York hemp delivery case

New York prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a CBD retailer who tried to pick up a shipment of hemp biomass from Vermont. But authorities have not yet returned the hemp to Green Angel CBD. Ronen Levy was facing marijuana charges by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office over Green Angel’s November shipment of 106 pounds of hemp […]

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New York prosecutor to drop marijuana charges in Vermont hemp seizure

Prosecutors are planning to drop all charges against the man arrested on marijuana possession charges in connection with a case in which 106 pounds of hemp plants shipped from Vermont were mistaken as MJ and seized by the New York Police Department. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said that Ronen Levy’s felony marijuana possession charge […]

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NYPD seizes Vermont hemp shipment, mistakes it for marijuana

New York City police seized a shipment of what it believed to be 106 pounds of marijuana and arrested the buyer on criminal charges, but the Vermont farm that shipped the product said it’s legal hemp, not MJ. Fox Holler Farms, a hemp farm based in New Haven, Vermont, said every box of its product […]

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Four takeaways from the latest round of federal CBD warning letters

The young CBD industry is growing accustomed to federal health authorities warning companies not to make medical claims about the cannabinoid. But a round of warning letters this week from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the consumer-protection agency that safeguards against unfair and deceptive advertising – served as a reminder that as CBD goes […]

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What they’re saying: 10 highlights from the FDA’s query on how to regulate CBD

In its open call for suggestions related to how cannabis extracts should be regulated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 4,000 responses. Respondents ranged from state and local health departments to CBD manufacturers to the American Medical Association. The agency is looking at cannabis extracts from both marijuana and hemp varieties […]

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Hemp boom: States report dramatic licensing increases for 2019

Hemp production is about to shift into overdrive in states where growers have been licensed to get started with the 2019 planting season. There is a dramatic increase in interest among new farmers looking to capitalize on hemp in states that have been growing the crop under pilot programs. Here’s an early look at 2019 […]

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Vermont CBD company snags $7 million, plans to move manufacturing plant

A CBD manufacturer in Vermont is changing its name and plans to double its hemp acreage to 100 acres next year after selling a $7 million stake to a North Carolina venture capital firm. Hardwick, Vermont-based Green Mountain CBD will change its name to SunSoil CBD in 2019, VTDigger reported. The company sold a minority […]

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Kentucky hemp-food manufacturer buys oil-press facility in Vermont

A Kentucky hemp-foods company is expanding into the Northeast with a new factory in Vermont. Victory Hemp Foods bought a 7,500-square-foot facility in Middlebury, Vermont, that formerly processed canola and sunflower oils, according to weekly newspaper Seven Days Vermont. The facility will process cold-pressed hemp oil and hemp protein powder, according to Victory Hemp Foods […]

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