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The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association has expanded to seven states and rebranded as a regional group. The new Southeast Hemp Association includes some 650 hemp farmers and processors in seven states. The group added members from Georgia, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Blake Butler, executive director of the former North Carolina group,
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Curious about the developing Latin America cannabis market? Then tune in to the Latin America Market Forum on Friday, Nov. 20, at MJBizCon’s Passholder Days. Topics include regional updates, the prospects for exporting from Latin America and revenue opportunities within Latin America. More information is available here. The Mexican Senate approved legislation to establish a hemp and
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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
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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
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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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Entrepreneurs in the young hemp industry are often still working to develop consistent processes for handling the production flow of their goods and services, from their raw components to the end product. Developing a stable framework helps companies efficiently control product quality, inventory levels, timing and expenses to quickly deliver high-quality, consistent products to the
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Get in-depth analysis on Latin America hemp and marijuana markets from MJBizCon’s Passholder Days. It’s all available to you on demand. Mexican lawmakers have advanced a measure to legalize industrial hemp and recreational marijuana, setting a 1% THC limit for hemp and allowing adults to possess up to 28 grams of marijuana. A group of
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Light and day length are more important to hemp production than farmers might realize, but cannabis producers have little guidance from traditional horticultural research to maximize production. A new tool aims to help growers understand how they can make a horticultural concept called photoperiodism pay off in crop consistency and yield. Released just last month,
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A wholesaler of hemp-derived ingredients has acquired a Colorado-based processing and extraction company. Kadenwood’s EcoGen Biosciences of Grand Junction, Colorado, is adding a 50,000-square-foot production campus in Delta, Colorado and 165 acres of farmland as part of the deal. Terms were not disclosed. EcoGen said in an announcement this week that “the newly added facility
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Editor’s note: Get up-to-date insights on growing conditions in all states at the Hemp Industry Daily Forum at MJBizCon. See the packed agenda of hemp discussions and insights here. Florida’s inaugural year of hemp cultivation has been a challenging one, with the state’s tropical climate proving that seed varieties that work elsewhere just don’t function
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A “cannabis light” vending machine in Italy (photo courtesy Alfredo Pascual) The availability of hemp flower containing up to 0.6% THC in Italy led some marijuana users to abandon their illicit products, costing criminal networks tens of millions, a trio of economists has found. The researchers’ findings, published last year in the European Economic Review,
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The Hemp Industries Association and a South Carolina CBD maker are trying to get U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to clarify whether it considers temporary byproducts of hemp production a Schedule 1 substance. In a filing Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington DC, HIA and RE Botanicals ask a judge to order the DEA to
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An Alabama hemp company has opened a 75,000-square-foot extraction and processing facility near the Geoirgia border, with plans to speed manufacturing the region. Arbor Vita8 announced the opening of the plant Monday, saying the new facility aims to “bolster this region’s efforts to be a significant contributor and leader in the hemp industry.” The processing
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Government officials in Guyana and Panama are considering legalizing hemp cultivation in their countries. Both governments took steps toward that goal this month, with Guyana reviewing feasibility studies and discussing hemp trials, while in Panama government officials and lawmakers formed a committee to discuss the potential of industrial hemp,. Hemp Today reported. Supporters of hemp
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Montana has set up a free trading platform for its hemp farmers, copying an existing platform it uses for hay and pasture. Montana’s Hemp Marketplace allows people to buy and sell: hempseed. grain. fiber. flower. clones. Listings need approval from the state agriculture department, though the state doesn’t verify or vouch for the quality of