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 […]

Odor complaints sparking talk of new ordinances in Colorado

Colorado officials who have long since settled how to zone marijuana cultivation to address odor complaints are starting to turn their sights to the hemp industry. Local authorities in Boulder voted this week to limit hemp businesses to three within a 500-foot radius, an attempt to address smell complaints related to the college town’s five […]

Elixinol’s new CEO defends CBD focus, offers leadership advice for economic downturn

The see-saw hemp industry has challenged all layers of the supply chain, from farmers looking to capitalize on a new crop to processors trying to find formulations that fit quickly changing rules. For international operators, those challenges have been even steeper. Australian hemp and CBD maker Elixinol Global has had a front-row seat to hemp […]

DPA Submits Amicus Brief Cosigned by AMA Supporting Attempt to Establish Supervised Consumption Site in Philadelphia 

Philadelphia, PA – Last week, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) submitted an amicus brief, which the American Medical Association (AMA) signed on to, in support of Safehouse being able to establish a supervised consumption site (SCS) in Philadelphia. The community-based organization is currently fending off an appeal by the federal government in the Third Circuit […]

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 […]

How to avoid heavy-metal accumulation in your hemp crop

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Derek Du Chesne is president of Exactus Hemp.) Let’s face it – the hemp industry is dealing with a huge problem, and it’s hurting everyone in the industry, especially growers and processors.  The problem in question […]

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