Clint Eastwood wins $6.1 million lawsuit against company falsely advertising he endorsed CBD products

Clint Eastwood has been awarded $6.1 million from a company that falsely claimed Eastwood had endorsed its CBD products. Eastwood, the actor, film producer and director, and Garrapata, a company that owns rights to his likeness, filed two lawsuits in a Los Angeles federal court last year against three CBD manufacturers that had claimed the […]

3 safety precautions vital for cannabis extractors

Safety should always be a top priority, no matter which cannabis extraction method processors prefer. Extraction labs must understand and implement safety standards appropriate for their extraction processes, said Casey Flippo, CEO of hemp processor Natvana LLC and medical marijuana extraction company Dark Horse Medicinal Inc., in Little Rock, Arkansas. Flippo said he once visited […]

Agtech firm iUNU acquires high-tech greenhouse software provider Artemis

iUNU, a Seattle-based agricultural technology company that created the computer vision and machine learning LUNA cultivation platform, has acquired New York-based Artemis, a leading enterprise software and cultivation management platform serving the hemp, cannabis and fruit and vegetable industries, the two companies announced Monday. Adam Greenberg, CEO, iUNU The companies are joining forces to both […]

USDA-funded hemp weed-management study commences at 5 universities

A Cornell researcher will lead a weed-management study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to develop best management practices for weed control in hemp crops. Lynn Sosnokie, assistant professor in Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science, is collaborating with researchers at several other universities on the $325,000 […]

Student researchers examine hemp-derived CBD concentration in consumer products

Students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are examining the content of CBD products to ensure consumers are getting what they pay for in each dose. The project was started over the summer by two SIU researchers and a student in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The team […]

Top animal-feed regulator warns of state-by-state hemp regulations

Animal-feed experts are asking the hemp industry to continue developing adequate research and safety data for hemp a nutritional ingredient and calling on state lawmakers to work with federal regulators rather than prematurely allowing hemp as a feed ingredient. The Association of Animal Feed Control Officials is warning that bringing hemp products to market in […]

Hexo achieves carbon-neutral goal after 3 months, offsets 26,000 metric tons

Canadian cannabis producer Hexo Corp. has reached its target to become carbon neutral within three months, the company announced Thursday. The publicly traded, Ottawa, Ontario-based company spent at least $784,000 to meet its goal to become carbon neutral by September. Hexo purchased carbon offset credits from Offsetters, a Vancouver sustainability and carbon-management provider. To date, […]

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