Key US senator wants USDA to extend hemp rule comment period

The top Democratic official in the U.S. Senate is calling on federal agriculture regulators to allow more time for hemp industry stakeholders to have their voices heard regarding hemp production regulations. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend […]

USDA, DOJ in talks about real-time hemp certification to ease transport

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is talking about getting real-time hemp information to law enforcement authorities in order to ease interstate hemp shipments. An information-sharing platform with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) could provide “some level of solution” that shipments are legal hemp and not illegal marijuana, according to USDA attorney Mai Dinh. […]

Canadian CBD company seeks to win shelf space with the help of a convenience-store group

Before the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, CBD was available only in a small number of specialty stores such as dispensaries and recreational marijuana stores. Now, CBD products can be found in a broad variety of outlets with significant retail footprints. (In this abridged version of a case study that appears in the November-December issue […]

Kansas hemp companies in trademark dispute over name

A hemp processor in Kansas stands accused of trademark violations by a nearby CBD manufacturer with a similar name. The case started in October, when KHC Enterprises, which does business as KC Hemp Co. in Overland Park, Kansas, sued KC Hemp Company in Lenexa, Kansas. The towns where the businesses are located about 5 miles apart. […]

How a CBD firm and a mattress company partnered on a gummy sleep aid

(In this abridged version of a case study that appears in the November-December issue of Marijuana Business Magazine, we look at one example from the growing trend of hemp businesses partnering with mainstream companies. Coming Monday: Case study of the partnership between Isodiol International and the Asian-American Trade Associations Channel.) What better bedfellows to collaborate on […]

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