Meet The Team: Clarissa Kriek – NCIA’s Director of Business Development
I was born and raised in the far south of Brazil, drinking yerba mate, listening to rock, going to the beach, and eating lots of BBQ! The war on drugs was fought hard in our streets, and we all remember the guns, the violence, that “social pain” growing up. I... Read more
Chart: Hemp flower production costs not sustainable, but hempseed outlook attractive, analyst says
Hemp production in 2019 wasn’t as simple or as profitable as many growers anticipated, as production costs far outpaced profits in most cases. Many traditional farmers who added the crop in 2019 expected to grow it fast and furious like other commodities. Many who used existing equipment found hemp... Read more
Elixinol’s attempt to sell hemp food company to Chinese business falls through
A Chinese business that planned to buy a hemp food company from Australian-based Elixinol Global, a CBD producer, has pulled out of the deal, citing economic impacts from COVID-19. Sydney-based Elixinol had worked on an agreement for Yunnan Luxin Biopharmeceutical to buy Elixinol’s Hemp Foods Australia, but the Chinese... Read more
CBD manufacturer recalls injectable products after FDA warning
Another CBD company has issued a voluntary product recall after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration flagged it for making unsubstantiated claims. Biota Biosciences, a Seattle-based CBD manufacturer, is recalling lots from three injectable products sold by distributors to consumers that were being marketed without FDA approval: Cannabidiol (CBD)... Read more
Canadian marijuana operator unwinds global hemp investments, then jumps in US hemp
A marijuana company that has been unwinding some investments in hemp in Canada and Europe changed course Thursday and bought a U.S. company that makes hemp-derived CBD. Canadian producer Aurora Cannabis bought Massachusetts hemp firm Reliva in a $40 million stock deal, checking off a long-stated ambition of the... Read more
Oregon’s HempNova buys another Oregon hemp grower
Oregon’s HempNova Lifetech Corp., which grows and dries hemp, has bought another hemp operation in southern Oregon. HempNova’s $2.03 million acquisition of Seven Oaks Hemp Center in Central Point includes: 45 acres of land a drying facility an 8,000-square-foot greenhouse a 6,000-square-foot warehouse. Based in Eugene, HempNova announced the purchase... Read more
Hemp Industry Daily to resume publishing Tuesday
Hemp Industry Daily is closed for the Memorial Day holiday and will resume its usual publishing schedule on Tuesday. Read more
Florida company hires new chief marketing officer
A Florida company that cultivates and processes hemp biomass has named a new chief marketing officer. Fort Lauderdale-based Green Point Research said Robin P. Pate will be responsible for developing new distribution channels, as well as brand development and partnerships to support the companies’ products. Pate was formerly with... Read more
Member Blog: The Ever-Evolving Chief Human Capital/Human Resources Role
by Bryan Passman, Co-Founder and CEO of Hunter + Esquire More than any other role in an organization, the role of the Chief Human Capital/Human Resources (CHC/HR) Officer has changed. It continues to do so as organizations grow and shift. Nothing could be more accurate in this current pandemic... Read more
Webinar: Policy Council Conversations: Just Say No – Keep the DEA out of Cannabis Research
NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials educational webinar series is our new digital platform featuring a variety of programs to provide you timely, engaging, and essential education when & where you need it most! The Policy Council Conversations series features insights & invaluable content directly from members of NCIA’s Policy Council, the preeminent... Read more



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