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The 2018 Farm Bill declassified hemp and hemp seeds from the statutory definition of marijuana and the DEA schedule of Controlled Substances. Both marijuana

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  • Hemp food producers overcome challenges on sourcing local ingredients, winning grocery shelf space
    (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the April issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. Just ask Carla Boyd, who first started cooking with hemp ingredients to manage food allergies and eventually launched a company built around her recipes. A lot has changed since […]
  • Charlotte Figi, namesake of Colorado CBD manufacturer, has died
    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 […]
  • NY attorney general orders CBD company to stop marketing products as coronavirus cure
    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 […]
  • Thursday webinar: Hemp experts offer advice on ‘Tapping the Stimulus Package’
    The federal government is releasing trillions of dollars to help small businesses stay afloat in this time of crisis. How can your hemp company get the help it needs? The clock is ticking to register for Hemp Industry Daily’s live webcast, “Tapping the Stimulus Package and Other Business Assistance Programs,” scheduled for 1 p.m. ET/ 10 […]
  • France, Italy, Netherlands lead Europe for hemp land use, industry group says
    France, Italy and the Netherlands are leading the pack when it comes to industrial hemp cultivation in Europe, according to the most recent data available. More than 50% of industrial hemp in Europe was planted in those three countries, and the amount planted across the continent rose 3.3% in 2018 compared to the previous year, according […]
  • DEA removes cannabis drug Epidiolex from controlled substance list
    Epidiolex, the only plant-derived cannabis drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is no longer considered a controlled substance, providing a boost to its manufacturer’s stock price. GW Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company based in London, saw its stock go up 5.9% on Tuesday, one day after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said it […]
  • Neptune Wellness Solutions appoints two new board members
    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 […]
  • First CBD novel food application headed for EU risk assessment
    A cannabinoid producer in the Czech Republic is the first to have a CBD novel food application declared “valid” by EU authorities and move forward for a risk assessment. CBDepot’s application for the authorization of synthetic cannabidiol was sent to the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) for a risk assessment on March 27, agency spokesman […]
  • Farmers missing out on small business coronavirus relief package, Congress says
    Farmers who say they’re not getting needed assistance from federal coronavirus relief are looking to Congress to change an oversight keeping them from accessing help from the Small Business Administration. Eighty-six members of Congress wrote to SBA administrator Jovita Carranza on Thursday asking for “immediate attention and swift action” to ensure that farms receive the economic relief […]
  • CBD store owner accused of defrauding investors in SEC complaint
    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 […]
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