Dissolvable CBD maker enters convenience channel with Texas distro deal

Denver CBD maker Caliper is entering the convenience channel with its line of dissolvable powders in 600 Texas Circle K outlets. The distribution deal announced this week is Caliper’s first foray into the convenience channel and brings Caliper to 1,000 retail locations. The gas stations will sell Caliper two-packs of dissolvable CBD powders that can […]

Ideal decarboxylation conditions found to maximize CBD, other cannabinoids

Want more on the latest cannabis research? Check out our Science Symposium, part of MJBizCon 2020, available on demand. A version of this story originally appeared at Marijuana Business Daily. How hot is just hot enough? As with so much else involving cannabis, it’s a challenging balance. Cannabis producers need precise manufacturing processes to maximize […]

Canada hemp producers say acreage, exports up 20% this year

Canada’s hemp acreage and export value are both up more than 20% this year, the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance reported after its annual gathering. “The Canadian hemp industry continues to grow in 2020 despite the challenges posed by COVID-19,” CHTA board chairman Keith Jones said in a statement after the group’s annual meeting, held online […]

Industry groups, legal experts weigh implications of EU court’s CBD ruling

Europe’s hemp industry hit a milestone last week when the European Union’s top court liberated CBD from the jurisdiction of an international drug treaty, declaring that hemp-derived cannabidiol is not a narcotic. Hemp groups in France and elsewhere in Europe gave the five judges a standing ovation for the Kanavape ruling, which declared that France’s […]

New Southeast Hemp Association aims to leverage regional cooperation

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association has expanded to seven states and rebranded as a regional group. The new Southeast Hemp Association includes some 650 hemp farmers and processors in seven states. The group added members from Georgia, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Blake Butler, executive director of the former North Carolina group, […]

Memphis CBD company gets $50K grant from state agribusiness fund

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has issued a $50,000 grant to a CBD business through a program aimed at supporting agribusinesses that have a positive impact on the state. The award to Rossville-based Hemp2Lab comes from the Agriculture Enterprise Fund, which was created in 2017. Since then, the fund has doled out $4.3 million to […]

Is there such a thing as a hemp car?

Hemp is touted as a potential green solution for everything from building materials to plastics — and that’s precisely where they have value in the automotive sector. A car entirely made from hemp would save a lot of non-renewable materials from their inevitable fate in the junkyard.  Many would like to see cars become more sustainable […]

Nasdaq completes delisting of Youngevity, a San Diego hemp company

The Nasdaq stock exchange has completed its delisting of California hemp company Youngevity International for failing to file required reports and because its stock has fallen below $1. Youngevity grows and sells commercial coffee in addition to hemp. It also has a third division focused on omnichannel marketing. The delisting notice went out in October. Youngevity […]

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