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‘It’s not about hemp flavor for us; it’s what the plant does to the process:’ Q&A with a hemp-vodka pioneer

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Congressional members sent DEA letter asking for clarity on hemp extraction rule

Nine members of Congress have asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for clarity on a rule the hemp industry says will wrongly criminalize production of extracts in some cases. The letter asks DEA administrator Timothy Shea to protect hemp producers. “The DEA must specify their requirements and streamline hemp directives by clarifying the legal means […]

Congressional members sent DEA letter asking for clarity on hemp extraction rule is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Pet Releaf names Papa & Barkley executive as new CFO

Colorado-based Pet Releaf, maker of CBD products for pets, has named Rod Millott as its new chief financial officer. The position was newly created as the company experiences “momentous growth,” said Stephen Smith, Pet Releaf co-founder and president. “We are thrilled to welcome Rod to the Pet Releaf team and are confident he will make […]

Pet Releaf names Papa & Barkley executive as new CFO is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Upscale CBD retailer flexes into UK with distribution in British department store, UK website

Standard Dose, a wellness brand and CBD retailer in the United States, has launched a U.K. website and inked a distribution deal with John Lewis & Partners, a multichannel retailer that operates more than 40 department stores across Great Britain.

Upscale CBD retailer flexes into UK with distribution in British department store, UK website is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Vending machines offering CBD products are targeted in Germany, Poland

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Vending machines offering CBD products were recently seized in Germany and Poland as law enforcement officials in both countries appear to be shutting down a...

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What they’re saying: 7 takeaways from the contentious DEA rule on hemp extracts

The hemp industry is voicing concern about a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency rule that opponents argue would make extracts a Schedule 1 controlled substance during a period of the extraction process when the plant’s THC levels rise above what’s allowed. The DEA published the rule in August to align its regulations with hemp legalization under […]

What they’re saying: 7 takeaways from the contentious DEA rule on hemp extracts is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Time running out to weigh in on DEA rule about hemp extracts

Time is running out for public comment on a proposed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration rule that hemp industry supporters say wrongly criminalizes extracts from the plant. The comment period for the rule over the federal agency published August ends Tuesday. At issue is whether the DEA is simply updating its policies to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill, […]

Time running out to weigh in on DEA rule about hemp extracts is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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HIA, CBD maker, file another legal action against DEA over hemp extracts

The Hemp Industries Association and a South Carolina CBD manufacturer are asking a second federal court to prevent the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from criminalizing hemp extracts.

HIA, CBD maker, file another legal action against DEA over hemp extracts is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Indiana says a new law fixes dispute over smokable hemp ban, but companies disagree

Indiana says that hemp companies challenging a ban on smokable hemp can't add a Tennessee hemp association to the case or make other changes because a new state law allows interstate transport of the plant as long as it's between licensed entities.

Indiana says a new law fixes dispute over smokable hemp ban, but companies disagree is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Exclusive: Hemp-derived CBD market for pets worth $60 million in 2020, with threefold growth projected

CBD has already changed the game for makers of dietary supplements and beauty products. Now hemp-derived CBD has the opportunity and momentum to do the same for the enormous pets market. Two-thirds of American households currently have pets, and according to data from market analytics giant Nielsen Global Connect, hemp-CBD consumers are 10% more likely […]

Exclusive: Hemp-derived CBD market for pets worth $60 million in 2020, with threefold growth projected is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Hemp farmers sue South Carolina processor, allege crops were ruined

Former Clemson University football coach Danny Ford is among five farmers suing a South Carolina hemp processing company, alleging the processor mishandled and ruined their crops.

Hemp farmers sue South Carolina processor, allege crops were ruined is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Investors accuse CBD executives of scamming investors, getting bogus PPP loan

A CBD company in Arizona is accused of bilking investors of millions of dollars and getting an emergency pandemic-relief loan while the business owners used the money to buy a private jet and fund other lavish expenses. Integrated CBD (ICBD) got as much as $350,000 earlier this year through the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) […]

Investors accuse CBD executives of scamming investors, getting bogus PPP loan is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Best practices for hemp firms to recruit – and retain – diverse talent

(This story appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine. It has been updated to correct the number of Vertosa employees.) Many businesses are being challenged to advance racial diversity and social equity in their communities—and cannabis companies are no exception. Diverse staffing should be part of the hemp industry’s holistic approach to corporate […]

Best practices for hemp firms to recruit – and retain – diverse talent is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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The Body Shop launches three CBD skincare products in the U.K., U.S.

The Body Shop, an international producer and retailer of cosmetics, skin care and hair products based in the U.K., has launched three CBD skincare products for retail sales in the United States and the U.K.

The Body Shop launches three CBD skincare products in the U.K., U.S. is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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3 California men convicted of trying to defraud investors with phony CBD company

Three California men have been convicted for trying to boost the stock price of a shell CBD company by writing bogus press releases making it seem like the business was prospering.

3 California men convicted of trying to defraud investors with phony CBD company is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Hemp Countries To Watch: From dominant China to tiny Lithuania, more nations are embracing uses for the plant

Hemp has captured the imaginations of entrepreneurs for a few years now, and while the United States is experiencing a CBD-craze, it’s easy to forget there’s a whole world of hemp out there. And, depending on the country, not all of it is grown to extract cannabidiol (CBD). 

Hemp Countries To Watch: From dominant China to tiny Lithuania, more nations are embracing uses for the plant is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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California pharma company wraps up purchase of CBD beauty, pet brand

A drug delivery and development company in California said Thursday it has wrapped an agreement to acquire a CBD beauty, wellness and pet product maker for $20 million.

California pharma company wraps up purchase of CBD beauty, pet brand is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Papa & Barkley inks national distribution deals for CBD topicals, tinctures

California CBD maker Papa & Barkley has expanded distribution from 20 states to 48 states thanks to new distribution deals with retailers including wellness retailer The Vitamin Shoppe.

Papa & Barkley inks national distribution deals for CBD topicals, tinctures is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Exclusive: Tobacco consumers more likely to convert to smokable hemp in coming year

Entrepreneurs in the smokable hemp sector have reason to hope that tobacco consumers may convert at least partially to hemp products within the next year. That’s because 29% of cigarette and cigar users have indicated they are willing to try these products, according to research by Nielsen Global Connect, which was highlighted in Hemp Industry […]

Exclusive: Tobacco consumers more likely to convert to smokable hemp in coming year is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Judge blocks Texas ban on smokable hemp until trial on matter ends

A Texas judge is blocking authorities from enforcing the state's smokable hemp ban until a trial resolves the dispute between hemp producers and the health department.

Judge blocks Texas ban on smokable hemp until trial on matter ends is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Reputation, revenue at stake as Brazil weighs legalization of cannabis cultivation

Brazil has fast-tracked a draft law that would legalize the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp, and the stakes are high. South America’s largest economy leads the world in several commodities markets, and some politicians say its farmers are keen to expand into hemp. Several other Latin American countries – Uruguay and Paraguay in […]

Reputation, revenue at stake as Brazil weighs legalization of cannabis cultivation is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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German CBD maker secures undisclosed investment after €5 million valuation

A German CBD extractor has secured funding of an undisclosed amount from an independent investor in Hamburg who valued the company at €5 million ($5.9 million). Signature Products GmbH did not disclose the size of the investment but said in a statement that the investor’s appraisal makes it the youngest cannabis startup with the highest […]

German CBD maker secures undisclosed investment after €5 million valuation is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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NY hemp producers want Cuomo to issue rules for extracts before temp regulations expire

New York hemp growers and processors want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue guidelines from a bill last year to regulate the sale of extracts from the plant, like CBD, before 2014 Farm Bill pilot provisions expire on Oct. 31.

NY hemp producers want Cuomo to issue rules for extracts before temp regulations expire is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Anticipating growth in outdoor hemp farming, U.S. developer releases new seed

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U.S. seed developer New West Genetics (NWG) has released ABOUND, a line of dioecious hemp seeds for row crop farming, suggesting that conventional outdoor growing...

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Anticipating growth in outdoor hemp farming, U.S. developer releases new seed

The post Anticipating growth in outdoor hemp farming, U.S. developer releases new seed was originally published on HempToday®. Subscribe to our newsletter, check out our events and follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter.

U.S. seed developer New West Genetics (NWG) has released ABOUND, a line of dioecious hemp seeds for row crop farming, suggesting that conventional outdoor growing...

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As CBD virtual launches become new normal, cannabis industry players offer best practices

Looking to educate and innovate without in-person events, hemp and marijuana companies are turning to virtual platforms for everything from trade conferences and product launches to consumer education and staff training. Spaces that facilitate an exchange of ideas, opportunities for networking and customer engagement remain in demand, even as the world navigates the tumultuous conditions […]

As CBD virtual launches become new normal, cannabis industry players offer best practices is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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