California backs off narrower THC testing window

California is backing off a plan to shorten the window for THC testing in hemp crops after farmers cried foul on changes that made the nation’s largest cannabis market more restrictive than other states in terms of hemp-production rules. But the state is still mulling a ban on smokable hemp. California announced emergency changes Monday […]

Hemp beverage maker acquires alkaline water manufacturer

A North Carolina company that makes carbonated drinks with hemp seed oil has acquired a company that bottles high-alkaline water. Good Hemp of Cornelius, North Carolina, says it has acquired Diamond Creek Group, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary. Diamond Creek is based in Charlotte and makes high-alkaline natural spring water sourced from springs […]

Oregon CBD releases the first federally compliant CBDV rich cultivars to the US hemp market

Independence, OR – Hemp seed producing powerhouse Oregon CBD announced their release of two triploid CBDV rich cultivars this week, the firsts of their kind. CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of hundreds of known cannabinoids that until recently has had little presence in the cannabis plant. Lauded for its potential medical benefits, its use by […]

US EPA grants $100,000 to support Washington hemp bricks manufacturer

Federal environmental regulators keen on developing sustainable building options have awarded a grant worth nearly $100,000 to a Washington company that makes bricks out of industrial hemp. Earth Merchant, based Vancouver, received one of 24 grants through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research program for its hemp-based OlogyBricks. The product is touted […]

5 strategies to fight overly restrictive hemp regulations

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Beth Collins and Chris Guillen are attorneys with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Santa Barbara, California.) Hemp cultivation is a burgeoning industry in California with huge potential. However, many local agencies in the nation’s largest marijuana […]

Idaho lawmakers agree to allow hemp cultivation, marking 50th state

Idaho, the only state that still bans hemp cultivation, could join its neighbors under a hemp-authorization measure that awaits the governor’s signature. Idaho lawmakers agreed this week to a bill allowing the production, processing, transportation and research of hemp. The measure would allow commercial production to begin in 2022 and require the plant’s total THC […]

UK’s Tenacious Labs launches ‘buy-and-build’ CBD brand with US acquisition

A London-based “buy-and-build” global cannabinoid group launched this week after its acquisition of Denver-based CBD brand Press Pause, a brand focused on developing CBD products for women. Tenacious Labs, co-founded by CEO Nicholas Morland and CCO Adrian Clarke, aspires to become a leading consumer-centric global cannabinoid group. Morland said the company’s first acquisition of Press […]

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