Member Blog: 6 Human Resource Tips For Your Cannabis Company 
by Jacob Carlson, Co-founder and CEO of EZHire The cannabis industry has been growing exponentially over the last few years and plenty of job opportunities are coming with it. As businesses grow, they need to increase staff… and that takes time and money. Not only do companies have to... Read more
USDA, Interior tapped for new interagency subcabinet to more effectively manage wildfires
After wildfires ravaged the West Coast in 2020, scorching millions of acres of land and damaging businesses and crops, including countless farms and businesses in the cannabis industry, the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Interior will lead a new Interagency Wildland Fire Subcabinet, focused on wildfire management. According to... Read more
USDA gives hemp farmers breathing room on THC, testing, but retains DEA requirement
Hemp producers will have more breathing room under newly released rules on the federally mandated THC levels before they are declared criminally negligent, with the margin of error increasing from a total of 0.5% to 1% THC. Hemp farmers and testing agents will also have more time to harvest... Read more
Clint Eastwood files third suit against CBD companies, saying they’re falsely claiming endorsement
Clint Eastwood has filed a third lawsuit alleging CBD companies are falsely claiming he’s endorsing their products. The legal action is the second the legendary actor has filed against Los Angeles-based Norok Innovation Inc. and its CEO Eric Popowicz but includes a different set of defendants, according to Law... Read more
Illinois sees more hemp processors but fewer acres as industry matures in agricultural powerhouse
Hemp plants in Groveland, Illinois. Photo courtesy Simple Livin’ Farms. The number of hemp processors in Illinois doubled over the last year as the new industry tries to establish itself in a state that’s already an agricultural powerhouse. Row crops are nothing new to growers in Illinois – one... Read more
Committee Blog: Future-Proofing Your Business – 2021 Series Premier
by NCIA’s Cannabis Manufacturing Committee  The future is coming and the cannabis (marijuana and hemp) industry is uniquely positioned to offer innovative approaches to best management practices in its manufacturing sector. In 2021, the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannabis Manufacturing Committee formed a new group focused on addressing sustainable... Read more
2021: The year of positive CBD policy changes
Jonathan Havens (Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Havens co-chairs the Cannabis Law and Food, Beverage and Agribusiness Practices at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr law firm in Washington DC.) The hemp industry has been waiting... Read more
NCIA Condemns Recent Insurrection and Some GOP Lawmakers’ Attempts to Undermine American Democracy
The National Cannabis Industry Association condemns the actions of violent extremists last week in their efforts to undermine a free and fair election, fomented by the divisive and patently false rhetoric of the President and numerous elected officials. We are still trying to process the madness we saw unfold... Read more
Texas hemp company acquires Kentucky-based processor
Dallas-based Generation Hemp Inc. has acquired a processing company in Kentucky with a 48,000-square-foot facility for $5.1 million. The acquisition of Halcyon Thruput LLC  will be payable in $2.5 million of restricted common stock, $1.75 million in cash and a $870,000 promissory note, Generation Hemp said Tuesday. Generation Hemp... Read more
Molson Coors, HEXO launch CBD drinks in Colorado
Molson Coors Beverage Co. says it has launched CBD drinks in Colorado through TRUSS CBD USA, its joint venture with HEXO Corp. The beverage line will be available in three flavors – Grapefruit Tarragon, Strawberry Hibiscus and Blueberry Lavender under the name, “Verywell,” Molson Coors and HEXO said Wednesday.... Read more



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