Category: Industry News

  • What’s Really in Your CBD? An App Helps You Find Out

    What’s Really in Your CBD? An App Helps You Find Out

    April 22nd, 2019 – Consumer beware. In the fast emerging CBD products market, thousands of manufacturers around the world are rushing to capture market share and convince you, the consumer, that they’ve got the best products going. And while many manufacturers do in fact work hard to produce quality products, a 2017 study found 70% of nearly 90…

  • Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    August 14th, 2018 – The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) announced that on August 10th, Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and officials at Health Canada issued a decision to allow industrial hemp farmers to undertake whole plant harvest for the 2018 crop. Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and…

  • Canada Set To Allow Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

    Canada Set To Allow Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

    June 27, 2018 – In a move that will have implications for Canada’s nascent cannabis industry, this week the federal government is expected to announce new regulations for the cultivation of legal cannabis which will allow companies to grow their crops outdoors. For existing producers heavily invested in indoor and greenhouse cultivation, there is concern the…

  • Consolidation in Canada’s Cannabis Industry Accelerates

    Consolidation in Canada’s Cannabis Industry Accelerates

    May 14th, 2018 – Consolidation in Canada’s nascent marijuana industry is heating up, with two of the largest players agreeing to the biggest merger seen so far in the sector.  Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to buy rival MedReleaf Corp. for about C$2.9 billion ($2.2 billion) in stock, the companies said Monday in a statement. The deal…

  • Government Health Advisers Recommend FDA Approve Epidiolex

    Government Health Advisers Recommend FDA Approve Epidiolex

    April 19th, 2018 – A British pharmaceutical company is closer to getting its CBD medicine to the U.S. market with the government’s blessing, a first for the cannabis industry and potential game-changer for all marijuana and cannabidiol producers. A panel of government health advisers gave a unanimous recommendation Thursday to the U.S. Food and Drug…

  • Medicinal Cannabis Science Conference in Toronto

    Medicinal Cannabis Science Conference in Toronto

    March 1st, 2018 — For those in the cannabis industry interested in the very latest scientific developments they will want to consider attending the upcoming Medicinal Cannabis Conference being held in Toronto, March 23 – 24, 2018, hosted by the International Pharmaceutical Academy at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown. This two-day conference will feature 10 of…

  • 9th Circuit Court to decide Future of U.S. CBD Market

    9th Circuit Court to decide Future of U.S. CBD Market

    February 15th, 2018 – The Hemp Industries Association is taking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to court in a high-stakes case that will decide the future of CBD sales in the U.S. The suit is in response to the DEA’s position that CBD is a marijuana extract and therefore illegal. While the case won’t be decided…

  • Tobacco Industry buys into Hemp & Canadian Cannabis

    Tobacco Industry buys into Hemp & Canadian Cannabis

    February 8th, 2018 – Tobacco company Alliance One International Inc. (NYSE:AOI), announced on Thursday news of their 75 percent equity position in Canadian-licensed producer Island Garden Inc. and their 80 percent stake in LP Goldleaf Pharm Inc. With AOI already a major investor in a North Carolina hemp company, this marks the first public entry into…

  • Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan Hemp CBD producer

    Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan Hemp CBD producer

    January 30th, 2018 – Cannabis Wheaton, a Canadian cannabis streaming company, announced that it had acquired 80% of Uruguay cannabis company Inverell. The Montevideo-based business has a federal license to produce high-CBD, low-THC cannabis strains.Inverell is currently growing the strains on about 40 acres (16 hectares) and has an additional 1,420 acres (574 hectares) available for…

  • PhiVida inks California Hemp products distribution deal

    PhiVida inks California Hemp products distribution deal

    January 4th, 2018 – Phivida Holdings Inc. (“Phivida” or the “Company” traded as (“VIDA:CNX“) or (“PHVAF“) announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Green Reef Distributing Inc. to distribute its products across the State of California.  “We are excited to be the first state to launch Phivida’s line of branded CBD-infused functional…