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A New York-based company that makes hemp-derived CBD supplements, drinks and cosmetics has secured $5 million from a European private equity firm in a cash-for-stock ...
An Ohio-based cannabis retailer that owns the nation’s largest chain of CBD retail kiosks in malls is selling most of that business to focus on ...
Minnesota regulators want legislators to launch a one-stop office that would oversee all aspects of medical marijuana – as well as a potential adult-use MJ ...
The United Kingdom became a trailblazer in national CBD regulation earlier this month when its Food Standards Agency (FSA) set a deadline for the industry ...
Canada’s public health agency is putting together its committee to study the potential health benefits of products containing cannabis. Health Canada said Thursday that it ...

Oregon CBD company lays off dozens of workers, blames FDA uncertainty

Dozens of employees have been laid off from an Oregon-based CBD company that launched less than five months ago. Between 30 and 40 workers lost ...

Editor’s Notebook: Why the industry goes sideways by overexplaining

Sometimes the most basic advice is the hardest to follow. Floss every day! Save more for retirement! The list goes on. … Editor’s Notebook: Why ...

Sephora sets CBD standards as it adds fourth line of topicals

Beauty retailer Sephora has released a set of baseline standards for CBD-infused products it will carry as the high-end cosmetics store adds a fourth line ...

USDA drops DEA hemp testing requirement for 2020, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD

Federal agriculture officials will delay the requirement that all THC testing on hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

Insiders share harvest, storage tips to avoid costly mistakes in hemp farming

First-time hemp farmers learned hard lessons about the cost of doing business in 2019, when many grew the crop on speculation, without harvest plans or ...

Virginia lawmakers OK bill allowing smokable hemp for anyone 21 and older

Virginia lawmakers have sent Gov. Ralph Northam a proposal allowing people 21 and older to smoke hemp. The bill, sponsored by Republican Delegate Danny Marshall, ...
Colorado CBD maker Veritas Farms hired a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official to help the company research and develop new products. Daniel Connors ...

Georgia-Pacific, Canadian firm join to produce nonwoven hemp products

Georgia-Pacific, a giant in the paper-manufacturing industry, is partnering with a Canadian firm that uses hemp-based fibers for a variety of nonwoven products. Victoria, British ...

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Historic hemp records donated to University of Kentucky

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…

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Is CBD retail ‘essential’? Shuttered hemp retailers fight to stay open alongside grocery, marijuana stores

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…

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FDA tells ex-NFL player to stop ‘misleading’ claims on CBD cure for coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the company of former NFL player Kyle Turley to stop claiming that CBD is an effective treatment for coronavirus. In a letter…

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Florida judge: FDA’s CBD review shouldn’t stop labeling claims

Ongoing CBD review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shouldn’t mean that CBD makers can’t face labeling lawsuits, a federal judge in Florida ruled. The ruling means that Diamond…

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Quick guide to federal aid available to hemp businesses impacted by coronavirus

Call it a benefit of being on the legal side of the cannabis business. Legal hemp businesses are eligible for emergency loan assistance and other lifelines included in the $2.2…

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