Cann-Is Capital to buy all shares of CWE European Holdings

Cann-Is Capital Corp., a Canadian company that helps cannabis companies raise capital, has bought all outstanding equity of CWE European Holdings, a privately held Canadian holding company that sells CBD in German-speaking countries in Europe. Cann-Is Capital did not disclose a purchase amount. CWE owns and operates six stores in Germany through DCI GmbH, a […]

Cannabis courses, research spring up at colleges and industry is taking note

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared earlier on Marijuana Business Daily. Both hemp and marijuana businesses are taking careful note as professional cannabis courses and programs spring up at universities and other educational institutions across the country. Examples include Northern Michigan University, Doane University in Nebraska, the University of Denver and University of […]

FTC identifies CBD retailers warned about health claims

A federal consumer protection agency has identified four CBD manufacturers it flagged for unfair and deceptive advertising. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced warning letters were sent last month to four companies selling hemp-derived CBD products. At the time, the agency did not name the companies. A public records request posted this week made those warnings public. […]

USDA to spend $500,000 researching hemp cross-pollination

Researchers from Virginia Tech have been tapped to predict the trajectory of wind-dispersed hemp pollen, a major concern for outdoor growers of marijuana and flower varieties of hemp. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has devoted $500,000 to look at the path of hemp and switchgrass pollens. The goal is to predict how and where pollen […]

Mid-Atlantic harvest preview: 75% of Pennsylvania CBD producers lack purchase contracts

(Editor’s Note: This is part of an occasional series of regional reports looking at the 2019 hemp production season leading up to harvest. To read an earlier harvest preview on the Midwest region, click here.) A soggy spring and humid summer have challenged hemp producers in the mid-Atlantic states, where cultivars bred for drier climates […]

Nevada NORML Takes Washington, DC

Once again, Nevada NORML has remained hard at work, advocating for both patient access and rights as well as the criminal justice reform that this country desperately requires. However, this time, they’ve taken their advocacy to our nation’s capital for NORML’s National Conference to lobby for reform on the federal level and expanded access to medicinal cannabis.

Canopy Growth invests in sports nutrition company, lays groundwork for new CBD products

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth Corp. has bought a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition, a Toronto-based producer of athletic nutrition and hydration products. The cash transaction gives the Smith Falls, Ontario-based cannabis producer a 72% stake in BioSteel on the path to 100% ownership. Terms were not disclosed. Canopy Growth says the acquisition is […]

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