Polish hemp company sets fundraising record in bid for textile, CBD expansion

Learn more about the latest cannabis market conditions in Europe at the European Market Passholder Day Forum at MJBizCon2020, coming up Nov. 23 or on demand anytime afterward.  Kombinat Konopny, a hemp grower in Poland, raised 4.2 million zloty ($1.1 million) in an online fundraising campaign this week, reportedly breaking a record for the most […]

FBI raid of Navajo Nation destroys 250,000 illegal cannabis plants posed as hemp

A three-day FBI raid of 21 farms in the Shiprock area of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico destroyed more than a quarter-million marijuana plants that were allegedly grown illegally as unlicensed hemp. The raids by U.S., state and tribal law enforcement authorities started on Nov. 9 and involved more than 1,100 makeshift greenhouses, according […]

Drug Policy Alliance Outlines Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) released a list of priorities it is urging the Biden-Harris Administration to prioritize, particularly during its first 100 days in office. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Biden-Harris administration to pass meaningful drug policy reforms that will shift the focus away from the […]

Drug Policy Alliance Outlines Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) released a list of priorities it is urging the Biden-Harris Administration to prioritize, particularly during its first 100 days in office. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Biden-Harris administration to pass meaningful drug policy reforms that will shift the focus away from the […]

DEA lashes out in hemp lawsuit, says hemp activists are trying to ‘hijack’ agency priorities

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is pushing back hard against a hemp association’s attempt to find out if the agency considers temporary byproducts of hemp production a Schedule 1 substance. The DEA told a federal judge this week that the agency “is not required to explain how the (rule) applies to every hypothetical circumstance.” The […]

Vertical Wellness buys California candy maker for expansion into CBD edibles

Hemp products manufacturer Vertical Wellness Inc. has bought a candy-making company to expand its reach into the edibles market. Vertical Wellness CEO Smoke Wallin said purchasing The Organic Candy Factory, based in California, is a “perfect segue” to expand into selling gummy-bear infused CBD products, Reuters reported Wednesday. The candy company currently doesn’t make cannabis-infused […]

EU court poised to make landmark ruling on CBD in Europe

Five judges on the European Union’s top court in Luxembourg are set to rule on the legality of France’s ban on hemp-derived CBD – and potentially upend the future of Europe’s hemp industry in the process. Thursday’s ruling on the so-called Kanavape case is one of the most highly anticipated decisions for Europe’s CBD industry. […]

New York CBD maker accuses builder of faulty $1.7 million processing facility job

A New York CBD maker wants $1.7 million from a North Carolina builder it hired to deliver prefabricated buildings for hemp extraction and processing. Hemp Productions Inc. of Poughkeepsie filed suit for damaged buildings it says it got from MCC Development Inc. of Asheville, North Carolina, and a fabricator, Ideal Environmental of Los Banos, California. […]

Colorado extraction company taps cannabis veteran to lead expansion into Europe, South America

A Colorado extraction company has hired a new director of sales. Greeley-based Vantage Hemp Co. said in a news release Tuesday Christian Santi’s responsibility will be to expand the company’s sales in the U.S., Europe and South America. “The addition of Christian to our team reinforces our promise for data-driven, consistent and premium CBD extracts […]

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