• Grocery giant Kroger lobbies on CBD after adding topicals to store shelves February 17, 2020
    The nation’s largest grocery store chain by revenue, Kroger, is now lobbying on CBD policy. The move comes after the grocery giant added CBD topicals to its store shelves in 17 states. According to Kroger lobbying disclosures, first reported by Cannabis Wire, the grocery giant reported spending roughly $190,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • How coronavirus in China could be a boon for US hemp producers February 17, 2020
    The coronavirus outbreak in China likely will benefit American hemp companies that compete with Chinese suppliers on the global and domestic markets. Trade tensions between the United States and China previously caused disruptions in the cannabis supply chain. And this newest issue underscores the vulnerabilities in the global marketplace that vape and other cannabis and […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • SLIDESHOW: Products for hemp on display at the World Ag Expo February 14, 2020
    The staff of Hemp Industry Daily attended the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, this week. Here are some of the new products for hemp cultivation and processing. (Click on the orange arrows to advance the slideshow.) SLIDESHOW: Products for hemp on display at the World Ag Expo is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • UK clears path for CBD food sales but adds dosage limits and safety deadline February 14, 2020
    British food regulators have given the CBD industry a little over a year to apply for safety evaluations in order to remain on shelves, a landmark advancement as many nations have yet to decide whether cannabidiol can be sold in food. The announcement by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Thursday also set dosage […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • Five mistakes to avoid before planting hemp this season February 13, 2020
    As hemp production grows at lightning speed, farmers are finding that the difference between success and failure in the cutthroat market happens before the first leaves emerge. Selling a hemp crop for the right price is dependent on starting with the right genetics and environment for growing. But in a new industry with a precious […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • Abacus acquires Harmony Hemp for $5.5M, boosting retail reach to 12,000 stores February 13, 2020
    Rhode Island CBD manufacturer Abacus Health Products acquired Utah’s Harmony Health brand of topical CBD products in a cash-and-stock deal worth $5.5 million. The acquisition flexes Abacus’ retail footprint to roughly 12,000 locations nationwide. Harmony Health brands, which will continue selling under the Harmony Health name, include lotions, pain relief gels and roll-ons made by third-party contract […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • SLIDESHOW: Hempinions at the World Ag Expo February 12, 2020
    The staff of Hemp Industry Daily is attending the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. We asked members of the hemp industry: How will farmers cope with the USDA’s hemp rules in 2020? SLIDESHOW: Hempinions at the World Ag Expo is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
    Kristen Nichols
  • California bans drug felons in hemp production to comply with federal rules February 12, 2020
    California instituted a 10-year ban on drug felons growing hemp, a move state authorities say is required by the federal law that legalized the crop. The ban, issued by California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, makes people convicted of drug felonies ineligible to receive state hemp-cultivation licenses for a decade. The emergency rule was issued along […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • President Trump requests additional funds to regulate CBD, hemp February 12, 2020
    Hemp and CBD would get new attention by federal agencies under a 2021 budget plan released this week by President Donald Trump. Trump’s proposal asks for an additional $5 million next fiscal year for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cannabis and its derivatives, including CBD. The president also asked for more money […]
    Laura Drotleff
  • South Dakota hemp crop possible for 2020 after legalization clears House February 12, 2020
    The South Dakota House voted Tuesday to legalize and regulate the growth, processing and transportation of industrial hemp in the state. Legislators didn’t even debate the bill, which passed with a two-thirds majority. The measure next be considered by the South Dakota Senate. If that body also passes the legislation with a two-thirds majority and […]
    Laura Drotleff