Raw cannabis materials, supply chain and design key to choosing vaping hardware

Cannabis lab technicians can make the perfect oil, but the accompanying hardware needs to be on par for the customer to have a quality experience. (Photo courtesy of The Blinc Group) (This story appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Cannabis extraction companies labor over making perfectly flavorful and potent oil. But if […]

Bahamas panel recommends hemp and marijuana legalization

(A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business Daily.) A Bahamas committee charged with laying out an economic recovery plan recommends the country legalize hemp and hemp extracts. Presented last week, the Economic Recovery Committee report also calls on the nation to legalize marijuana. The recommendations were part of a broader report presented […]

Days Before Election Day, Polls Show Strong Support for Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Voters in five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will decide this Election Day on state wide ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for either adult-use or medical purposes. According to the latest available polls, each of these measures currently holds a lead among voters.
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Circle K boosts CBD offerings in southeastern US

One of the largest convenience-store chains in North America has tapped a California CBD firm to expand its portfolio of CBD products in the southeastern United States. Circle K says it has brought Newport Beach’s Wild By Nature tinctures and vaporizers to more than 150 stores in Florida and Alabama. The launch in Circle K’s […]

Avoiding the trap of chasing low-hanging fruit in hemp processing

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Robert Ziner is founder and CEO of the Canadian Industrial Hemp Corp., which uses artificial intelligence to process hemp stalks and fiber to make hemp-based bio-composite pellets.) In many business opportunities, especially those focused on basic […]

DEA, California police sued after allegedly destroying Wyoming company’s hemp after mistaking it for marijuana

A Wyoming hemp company is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and police in southern California for allegedly destroying more than $3 million worth of hemp they mistook for marijuana. Agro Dynamics LLC says in a lawsuit filed in San Diego that local and federal officers raided the company’s facilities in September 2019 after an aerial […]

‘It’s not about hemp flavor for us; it’s what the plant does to the process:’ Q&A with a hemp-vodka pioneer

When Ben Williams added hemp seeds to his recipe while fermenting vodka, a curious thing happened: His yields got larger and what started as a hobby became a business opportunity. With friend and co-founder, Wendell Robbins III, Williams created Highway Vodka, a hemp-based spirit now sold throughout Texas, Georgia and California. It’s been in stores […]

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