Southeast harvest preview: 98% of North Carolina and Virginia farmers planted hemp for CBD production

(This is part of an occasional series of regional reports looking at the 2019 hemp production season. To read the previous installment about the Mid-Atlantic region, click here.) Hemp producers in the South faced a dry, warm growing season, along with high disease and pest pressure. Most farmers growing hemp for CBD production and smokable flower […]

5 vying for Hemp Game Changer nod at first MJBizDaily Awards

The Cosmo Cultivator of the Year. Regional Game Changer. Community Impact. These are just some of the categories for which the editorial team of Marijuana Business Daily vetted more than 670 entries for the inaugural MJBizDaily Awards. With the list of nominees having been culled to 55 finalists, a panel of cannabis industry professionals is […]

CBD firm trades shares for ads with media conglomerate in unconventional deal

A Canadian wellness company has entered into an equity partnership with an American consumer-media company to promote its hemp-derived CBD products in the United States. Neptune Wellness Solutions, based in Laval, Quebec, developed the deal with New York City-based American Media, a privately held publisher of consumer magazines such as Men’s Journal and Us Weekly. The media […]

Kentucky hemp processing plant held up by contractors’ liens

A Kentucky hemp producer and manufacturer says a new manufacturing facility is on track despite financing snags that have held up construction. Winchester-based GenCanna Global is building a new processing facility in Mayfield, a town of about 10,000 people in Western Kentucky. Building contractors have reportedly filed 19 liens on the property, saying GenCanna owed them more […]

Cann-Is Capital to buy all shares of CWE European Holdings

Cann-Is Capital Corp., a Canadian company that helps cannabis companies raise capital, has bought all outstanding equity of CWE European Holdings, a privately held Canadian holding company that sells CBD in German-speaking countries in Europe. Cann-Is Capital did not disclose a purchase amount. CWE owns and operates six stores in Germany through DCI GmbH, a […]

Cannabis courses, research spring up at colleges and industry is taking note

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared earlier on Marijuana Business Daily. Both hemp and marijuana businesses are taking careful note as professional cannabis courses and programs spring up at universities and other educational institutions across the country. Examples include Northern Michigan University, Doane University in Nebraska, the University of Denver and University of […]

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