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A CBD maker in Canada is part of a labeling lawsuit against more than a dozen Canadian cannabis companies. The lawsuit, filed in Alberta by consumer Lisa Marie Langevin, accuses the companies and their subsidiaries of selling products “with THC or CBD content levels that were drastically different” from what was advertised. Canada allows 15%
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Vancouver, British Columbia-based Future Farm Technologies says it has finished its consolidation with High Purity Natural Products, a Southbridge, Massachusetts, company that makes white-label CBD and hand sanitizer. The companies announced their merger Thursday. Future Farm Technologies specializes in indoor marijuana production but plans to grow and process hemp in the United States. The companies said in
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The Hemp Industries Association has named former marijuana activist Jody McGinness as its new executive director. After a months-long search with nearly 100 qualified candidates, the national hemp association selected McGinness, a veteran association executive in the non-profit sector. McGinness last served as the head of fundraising for the Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates for 
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CBD first that captured the attention of cannabis consumers, but other cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBN, may be ready to make a splash soon. That’s according to Blake Patterson, co-founder and CEO of MarketHub Retail Services, who took audience questions during at roundtable Wednesday at the Hemp Industry Daily Conference Direct. “CBD is just the
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“Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered” – and that’s a good way to think about seeking out large distribution deals for smokable hemp products, according to Jackson Garth, CEO of Verde Leaf Group, an Atlanta-based vertically integrated hemp operator. Garth told entrepreneurs at the Hemp Industry Daily Conference Direct what he meant by that idiom
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The president of the Cannabinoid Industry Association is joining an Atlanta-based hemp company, Verde Leaf, to lead testing and product development for a new subsidiary making CBD products. Priscilla Agoncillo will be board chairwoman and president of Medadex Pharma, a new subsidiary of the privately-held hemp grower and processor. Agoncillo will remain president of CBDIA’s
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Officials from the National Credit Union Administration have outlined additional information on serving legal hemp businesses. A letter issued this week points out that hemp-related businesses have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that it is “important that credit unions stay current with the federal, state and Native American tribal laws and regulations
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Multistate marijuana operator Acreage Holdings is getting $100 million to shore up a hemp-focused subsidiary, part of a restructuring announced Thursday with Canadian marijiana giant Canopy Growth Corp. Canopy announced plans tro acquire Acreage last year. The restructuring includes a loan from Canopy so that Acreage’s hemp subsidiary, called Acreage Hempco, can “participate in the
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The United Kingdom has down-scheduled Epidyolex to the lowest level of control for drugs, greatly easing restrictions on the cannabidiol medicine and reducing red tape for companies that supply it. The new classification came into force Wednesday. “This will reduce administrative processes for companies wanting to supply Epidyolex to patients with severe epilepsy,” according to
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Hemp producer Entoura, a privately held, vertically integrated hemp company, has acquired the assets of Atalo Holdings, a hemp producer and CBD manufacturer located in Winchester, Kentucky. Headquartered in New York City, Entoura has facilities in Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee and Nevada focused on an institutional-scale supply chain pipeline for hemp and CBD
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Health officials in the Czech Republic have allowed a local extraction facility to export full-spectrum hemp-derived cannabis extract to a Spanish pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer. Prague-based PharmaCan s.r.o. was granted an export authorization from the Czech Ministry of Health to send 500 grams of extract to Spain, the company’s subsidiary CBDepot said in a statement on
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Houston-based hemp processor and extractor Bayou City Hemp has purchased a retail company that makes hemp-derived CBD skin care, cosmetics and wellness products. Bayou City Hemp, which applied for a Texas license in March and was busy setting up operations in Houston this spring, announced that the completed acquisition of Dallas-based LeafLife Wellness is part
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