Editor’s Notebook: CBD makers can learn from others’ marketing miscues
Kristen Nichols is the editor of Hemp Industry Daily. (This is an abridged version of a column that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) It’s hard not to laugh some days at the onslaught of novel CBD products. Folks are advertising the cannabinoid in a head-scratching array of products,... Read more
Quick guide to federal aid available to hemp businesses impacted by coronavirus
Call it a benefit of being on the legal side of the cannabis business. Legal hemp businesses are eligible for emergency loan assistance and other lifelines included in the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus signed into law last week to hold off economic devastation from the coronavirus pandemic. You can... Read more
Canada hemp group seeks new low-THC cultivars to try in 2020
Canada’s national hemp-promotions association is asking seed breeders to submit new varieties for testing in 2020, with an eye toward sending more low-THC varieties to Health Canada for approval. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance told members Tuesday that it wants to test at least nine new seed varieties in 13... Read more
Texas CBD shop offers extra social distancing with drone delivery
A CBD store in Texas has started a drone delivery service to adhere to social distancing measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. John Elmore, the owner of Green Cross CBD in Austin, told broadcaster KTBC that he was sterilizing products and offering curbside pickup before he... Read more
BRN maintains interest in Green Growth’s CBD business, but transaction likely stalled
The BRN Group, a New York-based branding company, says it is still interested in buying the CBD business of Green Growth Brands, an Ohio-based retailer that announced plans in late February to sell most of its interest in a line of mall kiosks selling hemp-derived CBD products. However, the... Read more
Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web hires new chief operating officer
Colorado-based CBD maker Charlotte’s Web has named a new chief operating officer to replace Stephen Lermer, who left the company Jan. 31. The Boulder company said in a release that David Panter is its new COO, effective Monday. Charlotte’s Web said Panter has more than 20 years of “global... Read more
Committee Blog: Working With Your Local Government as a Cannabis Processor
by NCIA’s State Regulations Committee If you want to open and operate a regulated cannabis business, there’s no avoiding local government. Every state grants different amounts of power to towns and cities, with some allowing localities to ban cannabis businesses outright, and others simply giving them the same power... Read more
Military interested in hemp fiber and polymers; Wisconsin university researching possibilities
The U.S. military and researchers at a Wisconsin university are discussing making hemp fiber to replace imported polyester and polymer in Army vehicles – a potential partnership that would return the state to the days it was the epicenter of fiber production during both World Wars. To make it... Read more
South Dakota governor legalizes hemp but says coronavirus could affect program budget
Hemp production is legal in South Dakota after a year-long battle between Gov. Kristin Noem and lawmakers. Noem signed the industrial hemp production bill Friday, which takes effect immediately and includes $3.5 million to set up South Dakota’s state production program. South Dakota farmers will have to wait to produce... Read more
NCIA Today: Episode #3 – Caucuses Postponed, Illicit Market Summit Findings, Coronavirus Response, and more!
Welcome to NCIA Today – tune in for our latest episode! Host Bethany Moore, NCIA’s Communications Manager and host of NCIA’s weekly Podcast ‘NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice‘ brings you an in-depth look at what is happening across the country in federal cannabis policy reform and with NCIA. Off... Read more

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