Hemp data company launches legal battle over ‘benchmarks’ moniker

Two companies that provide data and analytics to the hemp industry — New Leaf Data Services and PanXchange — are in a trademark dispute over the phrase “hemp benchmarks.” New Leaf sued PanXchange earlier this month in federal court in Connecticut, claiming trademark infringement of its “Hemp Benchmarks” service. PanXchange, which is based in Denver, offers […]

‘As impatient as we are, we’re going to follow their guidelines’ : 5 Questions with Ellen Deutsch

(This is an abridged version of a feature that appears in the February issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Vertically integrated cannabis producer Stem Holdings is dedicated to organic production and high–quality standards—attributes the company plans to apply to its new ventures in the hemp industry.  Ellen Deutsch, Stem Holdings’ executive vice president and chief operating officer, says that that hemp and CBD companies must […]

Colgate to aquire brand with new CBD line of toothpaste, mouthwash

Oral hygiene giant Colgate Palmolive is joining the ranks of major U.S. companies entering the hemp and CBD space, with one of its soon-to-be brands launching a line of cannabidiol-containing toothpastes, mouthwashes and lip balms. Hello Products, an oral care brand based in New Jersey, launched its seven-product CBD line earlier this week, CosmeticsDesign reported. Founded […]

Louisiana begins licensing farmers, CBD firms to build state’s nascent hemp industry

Agriculture officials in Louisiana have begun issuing the first hemp production and handling licenses to farmers, processors and transporters, while businesses ranging from gas stations to pharmacies have received the go-ahead they need to sell products containing CBD in the state. As one of the first three states to receive federal approval for its state […]

Washington state, Wyoming get hemp oversight plans OK’d by feds

Washington state and Wyoming are the latest states to get approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to run their own hemp oversight. The USDA also approved three American Indian Tribes: the Otoe-Missouria Tribe the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Santee Sioux Nation. The 2018 Farm Bill said that states and tribes could run their […]

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