Alaska’s hemp industry set to go live through online-only registrations

Farmers, processors and retailers in Alaska can start applying for hemp registrations Monday after the industry officially launches on April 4. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all registrations must be submitted electronically through the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s website. Agriculture officials in Alaska used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the […]

Two Canadian plant companies form JV to supply 12 million hemp clones from tissue culture

Hemp growers will have more young plant options to choose from as a result of a new joint venture between Vancouver-based plant company 3 Rivers Biotech and JRT Nurseries, a plant grower with locations in Aldergrove, British Columbia, and Lynden, Washington. The two companies will work together to produce and supply hemp plants grown from […]

Collective Growth Corp. delays IPO due to uncertain stock markets during coronavirus outbreak

The initial public offering for “blank check” company Collective Growth Corp. continues to be delayed on the Nasdaq because of the volatile stock market and uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus outbreak. The newly organized company, led by former Canopy Growth Corp. executives Bruce Linton, Tim Saunders and Geoff Whaling, was established in hopes of […]

California hemp grower wants sheriff to tell court why plants were burned

A California hemp growing company is trying to legally compel a sheriff’s department to release documents explaining why the agency destroyed 459 acres of hemp that authorities thought were marijuana. No one was arrested or charged after the Kern County Sheriff’s Office bulldozed what Apothio LLC claims were hundreds of millions worth of hemp plants […]

Trans-Atlantic hemp trade hit by uncertainties

Supply-chain disruptions and delivery delays have become the new normal for hemp and other agricultural commodities as governments keep their borders shut and planes grounded to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Pandemic-related flight restrictions, delays and increased fees have made the complicated business of moving hemp biomass and extracts across national borders more challenging […]

11 Senators Ask For SBA Support To Small Cannabis Businesses

Today, a letter sent last week regarding the state-legal cannabis industry and the prohibition of access to the services of the Small Business by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Michael Bennett (D-CO), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tammy Duckworth (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Bernie Sanders (I/D-VT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) additional signers became public

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