Canadian hemp producer braces for Latin American competition

A Canadian greenhouse vegetable producer making an expansion into hemp is bracing for Latin American competition as it expands its operations. “The confidence that I have in Canada is, I think we can actually compete on oil with Latin America,” Village Farms’ CEO Michael DeGiglio said last week in a webcast with MJBizDaily’s Investor Intelligence. “I […]

Canopy, US hemp grower head to court over dismal crop, missed payments

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth and a Nevada-based hemp producer are suing each other in rival federal cases over a bad crop and allegations of missed payments and misspent advances. The cases center on a Nevada-based company called Go Farm Hemp, which entered contracts to grow hemp in 2019 for Canopy Growth in Colorado, Kentucky, […]

‘It is not an overnight process’: Q&A with David Gordon of Colombian hemp producer PharmaCielo

(Editor’s note: David Gordon will appear at the MJBizDaily Latin American Cannabis Symposium, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, in Bogota, Colombia.) Cannabis companies are investing heavily in Latin American markets, where low-THC varieties known as hemp in the U.S. play a large role in nascent medical marijuana regulations. The companies that entered Colombia in recent years are seeing […]

Alabama to delay hemp applications, citing federal delay

Alabama has postponed for two weeks the opening of the application period for its 2020 hemp program as it awaits federal interim regulations. The registration period for growers, processors and universities will now run for four weeks, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 1, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]