Hemp extraction company Zelios Colorado is now Gemini Extraction & Refinement Solutions.

Its new name reflects the company’s dual C02 and Ethanol extraction capabilities. (Erie, Colorado) January 12, 2021 – Zelios Colorado, long a leader in the hemp and CBD extraction industry, today announced its new name to reflect the company’s expanded and broader capabilities of both CO2 and Ethanol Extraction methods, as well as its new and extensive refinement technologies. Gemini’s expanded footprint […]

Survey: Most Americans Say Marijuana Possesses Less Abuse Potential Than Alcohol

“The results show that the majority of U.S. consumers perceive cannabis (as CBD, hemp, marijuana, and THC) as having medical uses and view the potential for abuse of cannabis as less than for commonly prescribed medications and alcohol.”
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California lawsuit over hemp destruction on hold

A California hemp grower is suing a sheriff’s office, alleging the authorities destroyed about 500 acres of their plants, which the company estimates were worth $1 billion, according to the lawsuit. California lawsuit over hemp destruction on hold is a post from: Hemp Industry Daily: Financial, Legal & business news for hemp & CBD entrepreneurs

USDA approves Rhode Island, Luiseno Indians hemp plans

With just a few days left before changing oversight, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the hemp-regulation plans of Rhode Island and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in southern California. Rhode Island will charge interested hemp producers: $250 application fees. $2,250 license fees, with a license valid for two years. Rhode Island doesn’t limit […]

Venture capital firm Canopy Rivers sells 49% stake in Italian processor to RAMM Pharma

RAMM Pharma, a cannabis-based pharmaceutical company with products in several Latin American countries, has bought a 49% stake in the Sicilian CBD processing company Canapar. Based in Toronto, RAMM purchased the shares from the cannabis venture-capital firm Canopy Rivers. Under the agreement, RAMM paid $7 million cash to Canopy Rivers to buy a little more […]

FDA says it seeks ‘real world data’ to fill in CBD research gaps in ‘end of administration’ update

Federal food and drug officials said Friday that they plan to fill in current CBD research gaps with “real world data” — but industry advocates are frustrated that regulators haven’t done enough to clear up the rules, which has caused supply-chain bottlenecks while leaving consumers to navigate an increasing field of unregulated products. An update […]

California bill to legalize hemp extracts in food, drinks, includes ban on smokable flower

California lawmakers will be faced again with the long-debated question of whether to allow hemp extracts in food and beverages in the state when the legislative session opens Monday, but this time the proposal comes with a twist: The measure would also ban smokable hemp flower – an increasingly popular and unregulated segment of the industry. […]

Vermont to conduct ‘contactless’ inspections of hemp operators during COVID

Vermont will be conducting contactless inspections of hemp operators to limit person-to-person contact during the pandemic. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets says the inspections will begin with a phone call, followed by an email and an online form to gather information about number of harvested lots, yields, and results of contaminant testing, […]

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