Behind the scenes in a Kentucky ornamental powerhouse that converted to hemp

ColorPoint currently grows 54,000 mother stock plants in its 2 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled and fully automated greenhouse facility. The mothers are used to produce clones for the network of farmers growing outdoors for AgTech Scientific and for indoor flower production in the greenhouse year-round. ColorPoint currently grows 54,000 mother stock plants in its 2 […]

Pennsylvania hemp facility shut down after code violations

A Pennsylvania hemp facility has been shut down by local authorities after its owners allegedly ignored code requirements. The drying warehouse in Jeannette, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, is owned by Colorado-based Patriot Shield, a security and transportation company that serves both hemp and marijuana clients. Patriot Shield also offers storage and warehouse services. […]

Canopy Growth gets green light to move forward with suit against CA hemp farm

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth has the go-ahead to continue its lawsuit against a California farm it accuses of misusing a deposit and killing hemp plants worth millions. Canopy Growth is suing Research and Development Farming (RDF) of California’s Central Valley, which contracted to grow 500 acres of hemp for the Ontario company in 2019. In a lawsuit […]

Cross-pollination drives growing disputes between marijuana, hemp farmers

Cross-pollination remains a threat to hemp and marijuana farmers, no matter how much care they take to prevent the situation. (Photo courtesy of Sam Robison) (A version of this story appeared earlier at Marijuana Business Daily.) Outdoor marijuana and hemp farmers are increasingly coming to loggerheads over pollen drift, setting the stage for growing disputes […]

Charlotte’s Web blames lack of FDA direction for slow revenue growth

CBD giant Charlotte’s Web said slow action by federal health regulators is causing disappointing growth in mass-market retail channels. The Boulder, Colorado, company told investors Wednesday that “a lack of regulatory direction” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is slowing growth in food, drug and mass (FDM) sales channels. “Full revenue growth potential […]

‘They just suffocated the farmers’: Proposed THC testing for hemp sparks industry backlash

Farmers and ancillary hemp businesses are not happy with the THC testing standards outlined within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim federal rule for hemp production. The rules require that hemp crops not exceed 0.3% total THC, which is derived from the sum of delta-9 THC and THCA content, on a dry weight basis. Crops […]

More Than 500 People Have Commented On USDA Hemp Rules So Far

Less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened a public comment period on proposed hemp regulations, more than 500 people have already weighed in. USDA issued an interim final rule last month, laying out basic regulatory guidelines for hemp manufacturers. It contains information on a wide-range of issues, including licensing, THC […]

Exclusive Webcast: Breaking down the USDA’s hemp rules

Shawn Hauser After decades of prohibition, hemp is now an agricultural commodity like any other, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But there’s a lot to unpack in the USDA’s new hemp rules. In an exclusive webcast, Hemp Industry Daily editor Kristen Nichols sits down with Vicente Sederberg hemp attorney Shawn Hauser to […]

Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Patients Protest for Better Protections, Lower Prices

Lehigh Valley NORML, and medical cannabis patients from across Pennsylvania, will hold the second in a series of monthly protests at the Department of Health (PaDOH) headquarters on Forster St. “Patients First: Fixing Medical Marijuana in PA” will commence on Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 08:30 AM-5:00 PM.

CBD company plans aromatherapy, cosmetics focus in new partnership

A Canadian supplements company that makes CBD extracts plans to focus on aromatherapy topicals through a collaboration with a prominent flavorings and scents firm. Neptune Wellness Solutions of Laval, Quebec, which makes fish-oil supplements and cannabinoid oils, said Monday it is giving $24 million worth of stock warrants to International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) in […]

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