CBD store owner accused of defrauding investors in SEC complaint

The co-founder of a defunct Connecticut holding company and CBD and hemp store has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with bilking investors. In addition to his holding company, Halitron Inc., Bernard Findley was the co-founder of Hopp & Hemp Co., which sold CBD and other hemp products, according to The Newton Bee. A federal charging […]

Historic hemp records donated to University of Kentucky

A trove of business records from a 20th-century Kentucky hemp processor are now in the hands of the University of Kentucky. A family in Bourbon County donated some 17 boxes of records from the family decortication and processing business that operated from roughly 1900 to 1940. The university’s Special Collections Library will clean and archive the […]

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 […]

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