Overheard at HIDC: Lawyers can bite even if FDA doesn’t

CBD manufacturers in the U.S. have more to worry about than confusing regulations about how the extract can be legally made and sold. They’ve also got to keep an eye on the court dockets. That’s because plaintiffs’ attorneys are stepping in to challenge CBD companies in an absence of clear rules, according to Jonathan Havens,  […]

Atlanta hemp company taps industry insider to test, validate CBD line

The president of the Cannabinoid Industry Association is joining an Atlanta-based hemp company, Verde Leaf, to lead testing and product development for a new subsidiary making CBD products. Priscilla Agoncillo will be board chairwoman and president of Medadex Pharma, a new subsidiary of the privately-held hemp grower and processor. Agoncillo will remain president of CBDIA’s […]

How hemp, cannabis growers use technology, automation to cut costs amid pandemic

(A version of this story originally appeared on Marijuana Business Daily.) Hemp and cannabis cultivators are turning to technology and automation to help achieve efficiencies, cut costs and keep workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic and the current economic downturn. Growers report technology and automation solutions include: Automated irrigation, fertigation and HVAC systems to limit […]

New Australian law looks to boost hemp exports after COVID-19 threat passes

A version of this story appeared earlier on Marijuana Business Daily International. Australia has amended its narcotics law to put hemp exporters in a position to “come out firing” after the COVID-19 crisis eases, the country’s agriculture minister said. The change aims to facilitate trade and growth of export markets for low-THC hemp and medicinal […]

Credit unions get new guidance on working with hemp businesses

Officials from the National Credit Union Administration have outlined additional information on serving legal hemp businesses. A letter issued this week points out that hemp-related businesses have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that it is “important that credit unions stay current with the federal, state and Native American tribal laws and regulations […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Killing of Carlos Ingraham Lopez by Police When Responding to “Disorderly Conduct” Call Involving Drug Use

When Police Respond to Drug Use, Too Often Black & Brown People End up Hurt or Dead. It’s Time to Divest from Police Towards Humane & Compassionate Health-Centered Services New York, NY – In response to body cam footage released Wednesday of the April 2020 police killing of Carlos Ingraham Lopez in Tucson, Arizona – […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez by Police When Responding to “Disorderly Conduct” Call Involving Drug Use

When Police Respond to Drug Use, Too Often Black & Brown People End up Hurt or Dead. It’s Time to Divest from Police Towards Humane & Compassionate Health-Centered Services New York, NY – In response to body cam footage released Wednesday of the April 2020 police killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez in Tucson, Arizona – […]

‘This is your moment:’ 5 tips on hemp investing from top analysts

Investors looking for a cannabis investment with less risk than the THC market have been snapping up hemp investments. But with falling crop prices, regulatory uncertainty, and a pandemic that has put the brakes on retail sales, it’s become a foggy picture for investors. It’s not all bad, however. There are still potential investment opportunities […]

DPA Leads Coalition of National Organizations Calling for an End to the Trump Administration’s Use of the DEA to Surveil Protestors & a Congressional DEA Oversight Hearing

Peaceful Protests do not Justify the Aggressive Overreaction, Militarization, and Attempts to Suppress Protected Speech and Assembly Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance led a coalition of national organizations in a letter to Congress supporting House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) in their call […]

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