Nielsen predicts Amazon entry into U.S. CBD retail at MJBizCon hemp forum
Learn more about the state of  retailing in the marijuana industry at MJBizCon 2020. E-commerce behemoth Amazon is likely to get involved in hemp CBD U.S. retail, according to a forecast revealed during the Hemp Industry Daily Forum as part of the cannabis industry’s flagship conference, MJBizCon. Sales of... Read more
USDA offers new and expanded hemp crop insurance options
Federal agriculture officials have announced additional coverage options through the pilot Multi-Peril Crop Insurance plan, allowing hemp producers more options for protecting their crops in the 2021 crop year. “Hemp offers exciting economic opportunities for our nation’s farmers, and we are listening and responding to their risk management needs,”... Read more
International biocontrols producer purchases California insectary to build grower support throughout North America
A global biological controls company has purchased a Redding, California-based insectary that specializes in raising beneficial and predatory insects used for natural crop protection and pest control. Through its U.S. subsidiary, Biobest USA, Biobest Group NV, a Belgium-based company focused on pollination and biological controls, has acquired all shares... Read more
Looming UN narcotics vote could lead to watershed changes for cannabis, CBD
Don’t miss MJBizCon 2020 for more discussion on the UN vote and what it means for the global cannabis industry. The international community is poised to acknowledge therapeutic value of cannabis and hand the medical sector a major symbolic victory on Wednesday when a United Nations committee votes on... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Hemp Industry Daily will resume publishing Monday
Hemp Industry Daily is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume publishing Monday. Read more
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... Read more
Dissolvable CBD maker enters convenience channel with Texas distribution 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... Read more

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