Canadian CBD firm signs up controversial former US attorney general as legal adviser

Matthew Whitaker Toronto-based CBD company Alternate Health has retained former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and his Kansas City, Missouri, law firm, Graves Garrett, to act as outside counsel. Whitaker was a controversial figure during his short term running the U.S. Department of Justice under President Donald Trump. Whitaker served as acting attorney general […]

Ongoing hemp-transport questions trigger Minnesota warning

A Minnesota hemp industry group is warning manufacturers not to order hemp biomass from other states in the wake of a South Dakota drug arrest of a deliveryman bringing plants from Colorado to Minnesota for extraction. The Minnesota warning comes as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments next week over hemp transportation. “The ability […]

EPA seeking industry input on pesticide applications for hemp production

Federal pesticide regulators are reviewing products for use on hemp, a major step toward making the newly legal crop a national commodity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday asked for public comment on 10 pesticide applications it has received. The EPA “is taking the next step toward registering crop-protection tools for hemp in time for […]

Washington state bans all CBD-infused foods, beverages in accordance with FDA

Washington state banned the commercial sale of food and beverages containing CBD, sticking closely to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy. The FDA currently stipulates that the cannabinoid cannot be an ingredient in the food supply, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) posted similar restrictions this month. “To be clear, CBD is not […]

MJBizDaily’s Investor Intelligence launches comp tables for hemp, CBD investors

This week, MJBizDaily’s Investor Intelligence introduces a new comp table that includes exclusive data on hemp and CBD companies. As an allocator of capital judging multiple opportunities for your marginal dollar, you must be able to: Identify the relevant investment opportunities. Assess the current size and value of public players. Determine the valuation multiple applied […]

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