Oklahoma: Governor Vetoes Measure Expanding Medical Cannabis Access, Reducing Possession Penalties

In his veto message, the Governor wrote: “The language in the bill makes substantial policy changes to the medical marijuana program that were not fully scrutinized through normal legislative procedures before the bill was received by my office in the middle of the night Saturday. While there is much room for improvement in the way our state’s program operates, this bill does not address those items in a way I can support.”

Canadian marijuana operator unwinds global hemp investments, then jumps in US hemp

A marijuana company that has been unwinding some investments in hemp in Canada and Europe changed course Thursday and bought a U.S. company that makes hemp-derived CBD. Canadian producer Aurora Cannabis bought Massachusetts hemp firm Reliva in a $40 million stock deal, checking off a long-stated ambition of the Alberta company’s executives to enter the […]

EU hemp industry awaits court ruling on French CBD ban

Last week, the hemp industry gained valuable insight into how the highest court in the European Union might rule on France’s ban on hemp-derived CBD products. The advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union issued an opinion that the restriction was not in line with EU law – an announcement that […]

Canadian oil-and-gas company expands into hemp extraction

A Canadian oil-and-gas company expanding into hemp extraction has acquired a Canadian hemp company in an all-stock deal worth CA$20 million ($14.4 million). As part of the deal, HTC Extraction Systems, based in Regina, Saskatchewan, will acquire various assets including land and licenses from KF Hemp. Those assets include various licenses, including an industrial hemp […]

Former CBD retailer firm Green Growth Brands gets initial creditor protection

Ohio-based marijuana retailer and former CBD retail giant Green Growth Brands said this week it has filed for insolvency protection in Canada. The move comes two months after after the company abruptly shuttered its line of CBD retail kiosks in shopping malls as the coronavirus pandemic set in. The financially troubled multistate operator – with […]

Study: Adult-Use Legalization Associated with Decline in Youth Treatment Admissions

“To our knowledge, this is the first study examining the effect of recreational legalization of marijuana in the US on adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana use. Our results indicate that RML in Colorado and Washington was not associated with an increase in treatment admissions. Rather, we observe a substantial decline in admissions rates across US states.”

Bankruptcy judge approves $77 million sale of GenCanna Global assets out of bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of the bulk of the assets for GenCanna Global, a hemp processor and CBD product manufacturer based in Winchester, Kentucky, to MGG Investment Group, a New York-based, private direct lender and one of GenCanna’s creditors. The deal, valued at $77 million, allows MGG Investment Group to recoup […]

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