Monica Raymunt

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Oregon hemp farmer to lead Farm Bureau’s young growers committee

Jon Iverson, a 34-year-old grower whose family farm grows industrial hemp and other crops, has been elected to serve as chair of the American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The third-generation...

Brexit creates CBD regulatory mess for UK market

  If the CBD market is any indication of how other sectors will be affected by the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union, buckle your seatbelts. Supply-chain slowdowns and lockdowns due to the...

Reports: French energy startup nets €18.8 million to launch hemp-fueled plant

Qairos Energies, a startup with aspirations of using agricultural biomass to produce methane and hydrogen in northwestern France, has raised nearly €18.8 million ($23 million) to build and launch a facility that...

New industry group in Spain aims to change government’s flower opposition

Daniel Fernandez is hoping for a hemp renaissance in Spain this year with the launch of a new Spanish industry association. But first, the Galicia native says federal authorities need to be educated...

California lawsuit over hemp destruction on hold

A federal judge in California has tapped the brakes on a lawsuit from a hemp grower who saw the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife bulldoze 500 acres of his plants. Apothio LLC...

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...

Study suggests West Coast hemp growers escaped smoke damage from wildfires

Wildfire smoke makes the sky eerily orange near East Fork Cultivars in Takilma, Oregon on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 (Photo courtesy Nathan Howard) A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business...

Bankrupt GenCanna drops suit against MedTerra, calls CBD company ‘long-term partner’

GenCanna, a Kentucky hemp and CBD company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, has dropped a suit against CBD company Medterra for unpaid invoices worth $4.5 million. GenCanna, now known as...

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