Delta-8 THC not risky, shouldn’t be banned, HIA says

The Hemp Industries Association says it will push for delta-8 THC and other THC isomers derived from hemp to be regulated but not banned. HIA’s position out Thursday puts it alone among major hemp advocacy organizations. Other prominent hemp advocacy groups have either taken no position on the intoxicating compound or called it a threat […]

How cannabis growers can manage unseasonably warm temperatures

(This is the 12th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for marijuana and hemp growers. The previous installment is available here.) In unseasonable heat, marijuana and hemp plants can wilt, droop, curl and even stop trichome production. Overheated plants will also experience slow nutrient uptake and perspire too quickly. All of that is happening in […]

There are several ways to cut costs when using fertigation to grow cannabis

(This is the 11th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for hemp and marijuana growers. The previous installment is available here.) For a cannabis cultivator, fertilizer and irrigation can be some of the steepest costs after labor. But the two steps are arguably the most important parts of any grow operation. Enter the term “fertigation,” […]

Carbon-neutral cannabis? Canadian hemp, marijuana firm Hexo is going for it

Sustainability is the next frontier that the cannabis industry needs to conquer, according to one cannabis CEO whose company is making moves to reduce and offset carbon emissions. Now, he’s challenging others to follow suit. The goal for Hexo Corp. is ambitious: offset the company’s operational carbon emissions and the personal emissions of some 1,200 […]

Kadenwood acquires Social CBD brand and expands national CBD retail footprint

A privately held CBD consumer packaged goods company has purchased an Oregon-grown CBD brand and with it, increased its distribution access to 18,000 retail stores nationwide. Kadenwood LLC, based in Newport Beach, California, announced Wednesday that it has acquired the Social CBD brand from Portland-based Sentia Wellness. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The […]

Four key pests to watch out for during this outdoor cannabis growing season

(This is the 10th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for hemp and marijuana growers. The previous installment is available here.) It’s no secret that many insects love cannabis, but research shows that four main pests do the majority of damage to outdoor cultivation. According to Whitney Cranshaw, an entomology professor and extension specialist at […]

Former Molson Coors executive tapped for Charlotte’s Web CFO

Charlotte’s Web Holdings has chosen a former international chief financial officer from Molson Coors as its new CFO. Wessel Booysen led international expansion and strategic M&A at Molson Coors Beverage Co. He replaces retiring CFO Russ Hammer. Booysen led the beverage company’s efforts in Australia and Asia, background that positions him for Charlotte Web’s global […]

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