Illinois, Wisconsin universities team up to test different hemp varieties with farmers’ help

The University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin are recruiting Midwestern farmers to plant and test different varieties of hemp this year in exchange for discounted cannabinoid sampling. Project participants must agree to at least two sampling dates per plant variety for collection into the Midwestern Hemp Database. The University of Illinois Extension says […]

Michigan bill would raise hemp fees, require total THC testing

The Michigan Legislature has passed a bill to largely align the state’s hemp industry with federal standards, including total THC testing. The measure also raises licensing fees more than 10 times. The bill has been waiting on action from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer since July 2, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Michigan hemp farmers […]

HIA new executive director on COVID-19: ‘We hit a real cashflow crisis point earlier in the year’

New Hemp Industries Association Executive Director Jody McGinness is coming into his role during a time of great change. The executive director role has been vacant since the departure of Colleen Lanier at the end of 2019. Months later, HIA president Joy Beckerman left abruptly under less-than-friendly circumstances. Meanwhile, some state chapters have asked the […]

Hawaii wants ban on smokable hemp with new rules sent to governor

The Hawaii Legislature has approved a bill that aligns its hemp testing with federal law and joins other states in banning smokable hemp and CBD-infused edibles. Lawmakers sent the bill to Democratic Gov. David Ige on Friday. The bill also prohibits hemp from being processed with 500 feet “of a pre-existing playground, school, state park, […]

Canadian labeling, potency lawsuit includes CBD products

A CBD maker is among more than a dozen Canadian cannabis companies facing a labeling lawsuit. 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% variance for most […]

Canadian hemp company buys stake in Germany growing operation

A Canadian hemp company has bought a 5 percent ownership stake in a German hemp company with an outdoor growing operation of more than 1,200 acres. EuroLife Brands, based in Toronto, said it is issuing 500,000 common shares valued at $250,000 and a cash payment of $35,000 for its initial stake in Farmhus GmbH. As […]

Canadian cannabis firm acquires CBD-producing Mass. company

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. Canadian cannabis firm acquires CBD-producing Mass. company is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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