Infused Products & Extraction

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Jackie Berg is co-founder of CBD Marketing Hub, a digital-to-door agency focused on CBD and cannabis marketing.) Sleep is valued commodity and something many Americans are increasingly bereft of. Many health experts see sleep issues as
MJBizCon will return as a live, in-person event in Las Vegas this October, barring any unforeseen developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, Marijuana Business Daily announced Monday. The 10th annual cannabis trade show, the largest in the industry, is scheduled to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will include an online component
(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Julie Lerner is CEO of PanXchange, a commodity trading platform and benchmark price provider.) Basing the multibillion-dollar, pie-in-the-sky forecasts for the U.S. addressable market for CBD on retail shelf prices disturbs me. It’s as illogical as
A bipartisan bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday could push legal CBD through Congress, providing consumer access and protection while clearing the supply chain bottleneck. The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021 is sponsored by Representatives Kurt Schrader, a Democrat from Oregon, and Morgan
Thailand’s public health minister has approved regulations legalizing hemp production beginning Friday. The new rules allows hemp cultivation for commercial, medicinal, and research purposes, the Bangkok Post reported. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul approved the rules Thursday. The regulations will allow both exports and imports and the plant can be cultivated for extracts, beverages, cosmetics,
RAMM Pharma, a cannabis-based pharmaceutical company with products in several Latin American countries, has bought a 49% stake in the Sicilian CBD processing company Canapar. Based in Toronto, RAMM purchased the shares from the cannabis venture-capital firm Canopy Rivers. Under the agreement, RAMM paid $7 million cash to Canopy Rivers to buy a little more
California lawmakers will be faced again with the long-debated question of whether to allow hemp extracts in food and beverages in the state when the legislative session opens Monday, but this time the proposal comes with a twist: The measure would also ban smokable hemp flower – an increasingly popular and unregulated segment of the industry.
This story appears in the January issue of Marijuana Business Magazine. Acquisitions remain a key strategy for companies looking to enter or expand their reach within the cannabis industry, but sellers must be ready to seize such opportunities.  Owners who would like to exit the hemp space or join larger conglomerates should be ready to:  Decide whether to engage a broker.  Ensure their financial information is ready for close
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced its first crackdown on deceptive claims in the CBD market Thursday, issuing fines and sanctions to six manufacturers accused of misleading consumers about the health benefits of the cannabis extract. The FTC, an independent government agency charged with consumer protection, says the six companies made illegal claims about their
With consumer interest in hemp-derived CBD showing no signs of waning, a growing number of companies are looking to one particular consumer product good as a conduit for cannabidiol: coffee. Around 70% of the U.S. adult population consumes coffee in some form, and 14% of regular ground coffee drinkers who are interested in a CBD-infused
University of South Florida researchers say CBD oil applied to strawberries can extend the fruit’s shelf life, potentially opening a new commercial end use for the hemp extract. A new study published in Postharvest Biology and Technology says “CBD oil has promising potential as an antimicrobial treatment to fresh produce.” USF researchers applied CBD oil
Hemp products manufacturer Vertical Wellness Inc. has bought a candy-making company to expand its reach into the edibles market. Vertical Wellness CEO Smoke Wallin said purchasing The Organic Candy Factory, based in California, is a “perfect segue” to expand into selling gummy-bear infused CBD products, Reuters reported Wednesday. The candy company currently doesn’t make cannabis-infused
A version of this story first appeared on Marijuana Business Daily. Consumer demand has been pushing the THC potency of herbal marijuana upward for decades — but that increased potency does not extend to CBD levels, a new study has found. The systematic review and meta-analysis of studies between 1970–2017 found levels of THC increased
A wholesaler of hemp-derived ingredients has acquired a Colorado-based processing and extraction company. Kadenwood’s EcoGen Biosciences of Grand Junction, Colorado, is adding a 50,000-square-foot production campus in Delta, Colorado and 165 acres of farmland as part of the deal. Terms were not disclosed. EcoGen said in an announcement this week that “the newly added facility
Aldi UK, the British arm of the German supermarket chain, has launched a house line of hempseed oil skincare products, joining the ranks of grocers carrying hemp and incorporating it in store-brand products. The retailer’s Lacura line of products, which includes a body butter, hand cream and “CBD Facial Serum,” were made available on shelves
(A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business Daily International.) Canadian marijuana producer Hexo Corp. says it has settled a trademark-infringement lawsuit against a California CBD maker. Hexo sued Assi Project Management for unfair competition and trademark infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California after discovering the company
(A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business Daily.) United Kingdom-based GW Pharmaceuticals posted higher revenue in the quarter ended Sept. 30, largely driven by U.S. sales of its cannabidiol medicine Epidiolex. GW’s total revenue for the third quarter reached $137.1 million, about 16% more than the previous quarter’s $121.3 million. Epidiolex sales
An Alabama hemp company has opened a 75,000-square-foot extraction and processing facility near the Geoirgia border, with plans to speed manufacturing the region. Arbor Vita8 announced the opening of the plant Monday, saying the new facility aims to “bolster this region’s efforts to be a significant contributor and leader in the hemp industry.” The processing
Thoughtful Brands, a cannabis and psychedelics company in Vancouver, British Columbia, has dissolved its subsidiary in Germany to focus on its direct-to-consumer brands, including a CBD maker in Kentucky. Thoughtful Brands says its subsidiary Verrian Germany GmbH has sought creditor protection and institute insolvency proceedings in Germany. Verrian focused on researching psychedelic compounds in Radebeul,
New York’s state health department has released regulations for making and selling hemp extracts in foods, drinks, vapes and cosmetics. The regulations released Monday put New York alongside other states setting their own standards for edible CBD, flouting federal health guidance that the extract can’t go in food. The sale of smokable hemp flower in