Odor complaints sparking talk of new ordinances in Colorado
Colorado officials who have long since settled how to zone marijuana cultivation to address odor complaints are starting to turn their sights to the hemp industry. Local authorities in Boulder voted this week to limit hemp businesses to three within a 500-foot radius, an attempt to address smell complaints... Read more
Canadian labeling, potency lawsuit includes CBD products
A CBD maker is among more than a dozen Canadian cannabis companies facing a labeling lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Alberta by consumer Lisa Marie Langevin, accuses the companies and their subsidiaries of selling products “with THC or CBD content levels that were drastically different” from what was advertised.... Read more
Elixinol’s new CEO defends CBD focus, offers leadership advice for economic downturn
The see-saw hemp industry has challenged all layers of the supply chain, from farmers looking to capitalize on a new crop to processors trying to find formulations that fit quickly changing rules. For international operators, those challenges have been even steeper. Australian hemp and CBD maker Elixinol Global has... Read more
Judge tosses California farm from tribal lawsuit over seized hemp plants
A federal judge has blocked a California farm from being part of a lawsuit filed by an American Indian tribe over local authorities’ seizure of their hemp plants. A judge said in a ruling Tuesday that S.G. Farms “has not shown it had or has had an enforceable interest... Read more
Indiana smokable hemp ban revived by federal appeals court
Indiana’s law banning smokable hemp has come back to life after a federal appeals court ruled that a lower judge went too far in blocking it. The ruling means that Indiana can enforce its 2019 law banning the manufacture, possession and sale of smokable hemp products – while the... Read more
FDA: Many CBD products contain far less, sometimes more, than advertised
Testing of CBD-infused products conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that many are mislabeled, containing far less or more CBD than advertised and in some instances THC that wasn’t supposed to be there. Of the 102 products tested this year that were labeled as having CBD,... Read more
How to avoid heavy-metal accumulation in your hemp crop
(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Derek Du Chesne is president of Exactus Hemp.) Let’s face it – the hemp industry is dealing with a huge problem, and it’s hurting everyone in the industry, especially growers... Read more
Texas town authorizes $2.8 million to lure decortication plant
A north Texas town courting a new hemp decortication facility has authorized $2.8 million worth of incentives to lure Panda Biotech to its town. Wichita Falls officials say the potential processing site could draw some $90 million in investment from Panda Biotech and employ up to 50 people, the... Read more
Canadian hemp company buys stake in Germany growing operation
A Canadian hemp company has bought a 5 percent ownership stake in a German hemp company with an outdoor growing operation of more than 1,200 acres. EuroLife Brands, based in Toronto, said it is issuing 500,000 common shares valued at $250,000 and a cash payment of $35,000 for its... Read more
‘COVID-19 changed everything’: Q&A on Mexico hemp with Luis Armendariz
Mexico’s path toward legalizing hemp and marijuana has been a bumpy one spanning three years now, starting with a law authorizing the medicinal use of cannabis under 1% THC content. Since then, the federal agency responsible for issuing guidance for using medical marijuana published its rules on Oct. 30,... Read more

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