Report: Malawi ready for hemp cultivation as tobacco revenue tumbles

Malawi’s new regulatory agency for the cultivation, processing and sale of medical cannabis and industrial hemp has said the country is ready to launch commercial production of the crop, the Reuters news agency reported last week. Malawi’s agriculture ministry said the licensing fees for the cultivation, sale, storage, and distribution of industrial hemp or medicinal […]

New York hemp producer sues sheriff over 2019 plant destruction

A hemp producer in upstate New York is suing a county sheriff over the 2019 destruction of hemp plants. Toadflax Nursery of South Glens Falls and the owner of its land, Z&M Farm, say that Washington County sheriff’s deputies wrongly destroyed more than 250 outdoor hemp plants after seeing employees leaving the field and questioning […]

8 takeaways from FDA’s conference on CBD and gender

Want to learn more about the FDA’s next steps on CBD regulations? Don’t miss the Hemp Industry Daily Forum at MJBizCon 2020, presented live Nov. 30 and available on demand. CBD businesses looking for regulatory clues from U.S. food and drug regulators were watching closely in mid-November, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reassured […]

CBD court ruling brings additional support in Germany for access

German politicians are joining those calling for easier CBD access in the wake of a landmark EU ruling that CBD is not a narcotic and is therefore allowed to be traded freely between EU member states. CBD court ruling brings additional support in Germany for access is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

Dissolvable CBD maker enters convenience channel with Texas distro deal

Denver CBD maker Caliper is entering the convenience channel with its line of dissolvable powders in 600 Texas Circle K outlets. The distribution deal announced this week is Caliper’s first foray into the convenience channel and brings Caliper to 1,000 retail locations. The gas stations will sell Caliper two-packs of dissolvable CBD powders that can […]

Ideal decarboxylation conditions found to maximize CBD, other cannabinoids

Want more on the latest cannabis research? Check out our Science Symposium, part of MJBizCon 2020, available on demand. A version of this story originally appeared at Marijuana Business Daily. How hot is just hot enough? As with so much else involving cannabis, it’s a challenging balance. Cannabis producers need precise manufacturing processes to maximize […]

Canada hemp producers say acreage, exports up 20% this year

Canada’s hemp acreage and export value are both up more than 20% this year, the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance reported after its annual gathering. “The Canadian hemp industry continues to grow in 2020 despite the challenges posed by COVID-19,” CHTA board chairman Keith Jones said in a statement after the group’s annual meeting, held online […]

Industry groups, legal experts weigh implications of landmark CBD ruling in EU

Europe’s hemp industry hit a milestone last week when the European Union’s top court liberated CBD from the jurisdiction of an international drug treaty, declaring that hemp-derived cannabidiol is not a narcotic. Hemp groups in France and elsewhere in Europe gave the five judges a standing ovation for the Kanavape ruling, which declared that France’s […]