GSML Cannabis & Hemp News

03/26/2020 - 12:08pm
GSML
Massachusetts Reinforces Support for the Medical Necessity Model
As more and more states are shifting to a work-from-home environment and closing down non-essential businesses, we have seen a conflict in gubernatorial instructions on whether cannabis is a protected class of business that falls under “essential infrastructure” or “essential business.” Earlier this week, we compared the approach New York and California have taken to permitting businesses to continue to operate. The former, medical-only state received a carte blanche endorsement as an essential business in New York to provide (often immunocompromised) patients with necessary medication. California, on the other hand, remained silent in executive orders, and left it up to local mayoral representatives to make determinations as they saw fit and best for their respective communities. Massachusetts has taken a middle road, as Governor Charles D. Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 13 on March 23, 2020 which becomes effective March 24, 2020 at noon. This order identified an extensive list of “... (California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Education, Facilities, Hemp, Illinois, Law, Management, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, New York, Recreational, Regulations, Science, Testing, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Intellectual Property)
03/25/2020 - 2:33pm
GSML
GOP Senator Says Marijuana Industry Is Stepping Up To Help With Coronavirus Response
A Republican senator said in a floor speech on Wednesday that the marijuana and hemp industries in Colorado are helping the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who returned to the Senate following a 14-day self-quarantine after being informed he came into contact with someone infected with the virus, said residents in his state “have stepped up in every way possible.” “In a uniquely Colorado way, you have hemp businesses that are now producing cotton swabs for medical needs. You have whiskey distilleries that are producing hand sanitizers for hospitals for home health care,” he said. “We have protective equipment that’s being donated by the Denver Broncos and by marijuana industry and by so many other businesses across the state of Colorado who are stepping up in ways that make all of us proud.” While Gardner didn’t offer specifics about which companies are behind these contributions, health experts have emphasized that there are significant shortages of... (Banking, Cannabis, Colorado, Hemp, Legalization, New York, United States)
03/24/2020 - 7:07pm
GSML
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure - Yahoo Finance
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure Yahoo Finance (Hemp, Texas, United States)
03/24/2020 - 7:07pm
GSML
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure - PRNewswire
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure PRNewswire (Hemp, Texas, United States)
03/24/2020 - 7:07pm
GSML
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure Tyler Morning Telegraph (Hemp, Texas, United States)
03/24/2020 - 7:07pm
GSML
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure - what's up
Texas Hemp Industries Association Requests For Hemp To Be Deemed Critical Infrastructure what's up (Hemp, Texas, United States)
03/23/2020 - 8:00am
GSML, VFF
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) Cannabis JV Pure Sunfarms Receives Health Canada Approval for State-of-the-Art Processing Center
Village Farms International’s Cannabis JV Pure Sunfarms Receives Health Canada Approval for State-of-the-Art Processing Center / Pure Sunfarms Remains Top-Selling Dried Cannabis Brand with OCS and Launches New Large Format Package Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF; NASDAQ: VFF) today announced its majority-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has received approval from Health Canada to operate the final components of its 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art processing center located within the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility. The significantly expanded processing area will enable Pure Sunfarms to generate additional production cost efficiencies, further elevate the quality of its products, expand its product offerings and increase its processing throughput. Health Canada’s approval of the additional processing area permits Pure Sunfarms to begin operation of: 11... (Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Facilities, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investment, Investments, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Packaging, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Stocks, Strains, Testing, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation)
03/20/2020 - 6:27am
GSML, ABT
First cannabis delivery license issued in Colorado (Newsletter: March 20, 2020)
CA psilocybin activists request e-sigs for ballot; Poll: CT residents back legal marijuana; Doubts on legalization in NY budget Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… There are now 1,455 cannabis-related bills moving through state legislatures and Congress for 2020 sessions. Never let a marijuana bill catch you by surprise with exclusive access to Marijuana Moment’s custom-built cannabis legislation tracker for just $25/month. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Colorado regulators have issued the state’s first marijuana delivery license. Activists working on a... (Advertising, California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hemp, Indiana, Legalization, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Pesticide, Products, Recreational, Research, Science, Texas, Tobacco, Tracking, United States, Washington, THC, Funding)
03/20/2020 - 1:53am
GSML
USA Hemp Industries Association President, Joy Beckerman, To Step Down
The president of the Hemp Industries Association, Joy Beckerman, is leaving the organization, effective immediately, the group announced on Thursday. The nonprofit said that Beckerman and the industry group had mutually agreed to part ways over “time constraints and many other responsibilities” she has with other organizations. Hemp Industries Association president steps down (Hemp)
03/19/2020 - 8:18am
GSML, VFF
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) Announces $10 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Shares
Village Farms International Announces $10 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Shares Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company“) (VFF) (VFF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Beacon Securities Limited (the “Underwriter“), as sole underwriter, pursuant to which the Underwriter has agreed to purchase, on an underwritten basis, 3,125,000 common shares (the “Offered Shares“) in the capital of the Company at a price of $3.20 per Offered Share (the “Issue Price“) for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $10,000,000 (the “Offering“). (All figures are in Canadian dollars.) In addition, the Company has granted the Underwriter an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional number of Offered Shares equal to 15% of the Offered Shares sold pursuant to the Offering at the Issue Price, exercisable in whole or in part, by the Underwriter, at any time, and from time to time, up to 30 days from the closing of the... (Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investment, Investments, Investors, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Production, Stocks, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, Cultivation)
03/17/2020 - 11:55am
GSML
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Hit the Hemp Industry
It’s unclear what the total economic impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing is for sure: The hemp industry will not be immune to market effects that will reverberate for weeks, if not months, to come. Some changes brought on by the novel virus might bolster the nascent hemp industry, but it could also bring additional challenges and obstacles for the nascent hemp industry. Here’s everything you need to know about how COVID-19 could or is already impacting the hemp industry. Research Implications The National Hemp Research & Education meeting was slated for March 17-18 but has been postponed—and so too will its conference proceedings that could have aided hemp growers. The invitation-only meeting, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), was to feature panel discussions and presentations on hemp genetics, best management practices and supply chains. Results of a national hemp survey were scheduled to be... (Branding, Cannabis, CBD, China, Cleaning, Edibles, Education, Events, Food, Genetics, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Indiana, Investments, Management, New York, Ohio, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Products, Research, United States, Virginia, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Retail Sales)
03/15/2020 - 3:00am
GSML
The Importance of Branding in the Cannabis And Hemp Industries - CBD Testers
The Importance of Branding in the Cannabis And Hemp Industries CBD Testers (Branding, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Hemp)
03/14/2020 - 10:00am
GSML
Is Synthetic CBD Legal?
Although the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, the production of the plant and its derivatives – or certain aspects of it – remain prohibited in some states . As a result, many stakeholders are contemplating the idea of using synthetic CBD over its naturally derived counterpart. But does the lack of hemp and tetrahydrocannabidiol (“THC”) render synthetic CBD legal? Before we answer this question, we should talk about what synthetic CBD is. Synthetics CBD is a CBD isolate (i.e., pure CBD, free of other cannabinoids, such as THC, that are naturally found in the hemp plant). It is chemically produced in a laboratory. While synthetic CBD seems to be chemically identical to CBD derived from hemp, it remains unclear whether its effects are the same. What we do know is that the use of synthetic cannabinoids, including those approved by the Food and Drug Administration (“ FDA ”), have been reported to cause serious side effects, including but not limited to euphoria, nausea,... (CBD, Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Food, Hemp, Manufacture, Manufacturer, Marketing, Oklahoma, Production, Products, Regulations, Synthetic, United States, Synthetic Cannabinoids, THC)
03/11/2020 - 10:39am
NEPT, GSML
Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) Establishes At-the-Market Program
Neptune Establishes At-the-Market Program Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an Open Market Sale Agreement with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) pursuant to which the Company may from time to time sell, through at-the-market (“ATM”) offerings with Jefferies acting as sales agent, such common shares as would have an aggregate offer price of up to US$50,000,000. Neptune has also filed a prospectus supplement with securities regulatory authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada and with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, which supplements Neptune’s short form base shelf prospectus dated February 22, 2019, and Neptune’s shelf registration statement on Form F-10 dated February 22, 2019, declared effective on February 26, 2019. The listing of any shares sold pursuant to the ATM facility is subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ... (Acquisition, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Distribution, Events, Extraction, Hemp, Investments, Law, New York, North Carolina, Oils, Partnerships, Products, Research, Seed Oil, Stocks, Supplements, United States, Extracts, Funding)
03/09/2020 - 8:00am
EMHTF, GSML, VFF
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) Announces Finalization of Settlement Agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics
Village Farms International Announces Finalization of Settlement Agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics and Closing of Related Transactions – Village Farms Owns 57.4% of Pure Sunfarms Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF; NASDAQ: VFF) today announced it has finalized its previously announced settlement agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) (“Emerald”) and closed the related transactions. The settlement agreement settles all outstanding disputes with respect to Pure Sunfarms. The net impact of the settlement and related transactions on the ownership of Pure Sunfarms, as agreed to by both Village Farms and Emerald, is such that as of December 31, 2019 , Village Farms owned 53.5% of Pure Sunfarms and Emerald owned 46.5% of Pure Sunfarms, and as of the date of this news release, Village Farms owns 57.4% of Pure Sunfarms and Emerald owns 42.6% of Pure Sunfarms. About Village Farms International, Inc. Village Farms... (Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investments, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Production, Stocks, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, Cultivation)
03/09/2020 - 7:57am
NEPT, GSML
Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) Appoints David Mayers as Chief Operating Officer
Neptune Appoints David Mayers as Chief Operating Officer Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NEPT) (NEPT), is pleased to announce today the appointment of David Mayers as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mayers brings to Neptune 30 years of senior level executive leadership experience and expertise in Corporate Strategy execution, M&A implementation, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, Operations and Facility Expansion across several industries, including cannabis extraction, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and health and wellness. Mr. Mayers previously served as Chief Operating Officer of MediPharm Labs Inc., a global leader in specialized, research-driven pharmaceutical-quality cannabis extraction where he was responsible for strategic direction and daily operation of the organization, including direct responsibility of Manufacturing, HR, R&D, IT, Security, Quality, Project Management, Procurement and Supply Chain. Prior to MediPharm, he served as Chief... (Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Events, Extraction, Hemp, Investments, Law, Management, Manufacturing, North Carolina, Oils, Products, Quality Control, Research, Seed Oil, Stocks, United States, Extracts, Pharmaceuticals, Security)
03/05/2020 - 12:03pm
GSML, CBCA
Green Rush Podcast: Vanguard Scientific's Matthew Anderson On The Cannabis Capital Crunch ...
... the capability to manufacture the highest quality, most valued, oils and extracts routinely and cost effectively in the cannabis and hemp industries. (Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Hemp, Manufacture, Oils, Extracts)
03/03/2020 - 8:06pm
EMHTF, GSML, VFF
Settlement: Village Farms International and Emerald Health Therapeutics Announce Settlement Agreement – Village Farms To Own 57.4% of Pure Sunfarms
Here’s a press release from Village Farms International about the settlement VANCOUVER, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF;NASDAQ: VFF ) and Emerald Health Therapeutics (TSXV: EMH;OTCQX: EMHTF ) (“Emerald”) today announced that they have entered into a settlement agreement in order to settle all outstanding disputes with respect to their joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms Corp (“Pure Sunfarms”). Under the terms of the settlement agreement: The 5,940,000 common shares of Pure Sunfarms that were placed in escrow pending Emerald’s C$5.94 million equity contribution to Pure Sunfarms (originally due in November 2019) will be cancelled, effective as of November 19, 2019, and Village Farms and Emerald will cease arbitration proceedings on the matter; Emerald will forfeit and waive repayment by Pure Sunfarms of its outstanding C$13.0 million shareholder loan to Pure... (Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Facilities, Financing, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investing, Investors, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Production, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, Cultivation)
03/03/2020 - 8:03am
EMHTF, GSML, VFF
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) and Emerald Health Therapeutics Announce Settlement Agreement
Village Farms International and Emerald Health Therapeutics Announce Settlement Agreement – Village Farms To Own 57.4% of Pure Sunfarms Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF; NASDAQ: VFF) and Emerald Health Therapeutics (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) (“Emerald”) today announced that they have entered into a settlement agreement in order to settle all outstanding disputes with respect to their joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms Corp (“Pure Sunfarms”). Under the terms of the settlement agreement: The 5,940,000 common shares of Pure Sunfarms that were placed in escrow pending Emerald’s C$5.94 million equity contribution to Pure Sunfarms (originally due in November 2019) will be cancelled, effective as of November 19, 2019, and Village Farms and Emerald will cease arbitration proceedings on the matter; Emerald will forfeit and waive repayment by Pure Sunfarms of its outstanding C$13.0 million... (Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Facilities, Financing, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investing, Investments, Investors, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Production, Stocks, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, Cultivation)
03/02/2020 - 2:09pm
Minnesota Regulators Want Lawmakers to Establish a State Cannabis Office
Minnesota regulators have asked lawmakers to establish a state cannabis office to oversee the state’s medical cannabis, hemp and CBD industries, as well as, potentially, an adult-use market, according to a Star Tribune report .Officials from the state’s Pharmacy Board and departments of Agriculture, Health and Public Safety have asked for a centralized body, called the Office of Cannabis Management, to regulate the industry and prepare the state for the potential legalization of adult-use cannabis in the future, the news outlet reported. According to the various agencies, having one office to oversee the entire industry would bring together a variety of experts and help streamline regulation efforts, Star Tribune reported.Patient enrollment in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program grew 27% from 2018 to 2019, and more than 18,000 patients are currently enrolled, according to the news outlet. In addition, the number of hemp farmers in the state grew from roughly 50 to 400 in the same... (Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Hemp, Legalization, Management, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, Products, Regulations, United States)
03/02/2020 - 7:59am
NEPT, GSML
 Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) Appoints Scott Antony as Senior Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales
Neptune Appoints Scott Antony as Senior Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NEPT) (NEPT), is pleased to announce today the appointment of Scott Antony as Senior Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales. With a more than 30 year track record of award-winning sales and business development, Mr. Antony will lead Neptune’s brand retail strategy to expand retail distribution and increase sales of the Company’s consumer-facing Forest Remedies and Ocean Remedies brands, as well as future Neptune consumer brands. Mr. Antony joins Neptune from Unilever North America where he has held a variety of senior leadership positions since joining the company in 1986. Throughout his career at Unilever, Mr. Antony led the company’s most profitable businesses, consistently outperforming competitors, surpassing targets, and achieving multi-million-dollar gains while attaining significant market growth. Most recently, Mr. Antony served as VP of Sales... (Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Cleaning, Development, Distribution, Extraction, Hemp, Investments, Management, Marketing, North Carolina, Oils, Products, Seed Oil, Stocks, United States, Wisconsin, Extracts, Retail Sales)
02/26/2020 - 8:05am
GSML, VFF
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) Cannabis Joint Venture Pure Sunfarms Begins Shipping Branded Products
Village Farms International’s Cannabis Joint Venture Pure Sunfarms Begins Shipping Branded Products to Alberta Provincial Wholesaler / Pure Sunfarms is Top Performing Dried Flower Brand for Fourth Quarter 2019 with Ontario Cannabis Store Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) today announced its majority-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has begun shipping branded, packaged dried cannabis products to Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (“AGLC”), the provincial wholesaler of recreational adult-use cannabis products to private retailers in Alberta and the only authorized online retailer in Alberta (AlbertaCannabis.org). Pure Sunfarms expects its products to be available to retail customers in Alberta beginning next week. With the launch of Pure Sunfarms’ products in Alberta, Pure Sunfarms’ products will be available in three of Canada’s four most populous provinces (... (Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investments, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Production, Products, Recreational, Retail Stores, Stocks, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation, Retail Sales)
02/25/2020 - 3:03pm
GSML
U.S. Hemp Authority Names FoodChain ID Official Certification Body
According to a press release published last week, the U.S. Hemp Authority (USHA) announced that FoodChain ID, a global leader in food safety, testing and sustainability, is now the exclusive certifying body for the USHA certification seal. FoodChain ID’s claim to fame is their widely-recognized Non-GMO Project Verification labeling standard, but they also offer services in the food, beverage and ingredient industries, including the entire food supply chain, as well as being a leader in USDA Organic certifications. The effort to provide quality standards and guidance for best practices in the hemp and CBD markets is led by a coalition of organizations with the same goal: to legitimize the industry and gain consumer trust. The effort is funded by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and joined by the Hemp Industries Association, the U.S. Hemp Authority, testing laboratories, agronomists, quality assessors and other industry-leading firms. In order for a hemp company to get the certified seal, they... (Beverage, Cannabis, CBD, Food, Foods, Hemp, Hemp Products, Non-GMO, Organic, Products, Regulations, Seed Oil, Testing, United States, Lab Testing)
02/19/2020 - 6:16pm
GSML
California extraction firm that serves cannabis sector sells for $50 million
Gibraltar Industries, a diverse manufacturing company based in Buffalo, New York, paid $50 million for the assets of Delta Separation, an ethanol extraction equipment manufacturer that sells to the cannabis and hemp industries. California extraction firm that serves cannabis sector sells for $50 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs (California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Extraction, Gibraltar, Hemp, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, New York, United States)
02/18/2020 - 7:56am
NEPT, GSML
 Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) Officially Launches the Forest Remedies™ & Ocean Remedies™ Brands
Neptune Officially Launches the Forest Remedies & Ocean Remedies Brands Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), is pleased to announce today the official launch of the Forest Remedies and Ocean Remedies brands. Starting today, consumers will be able to purchase Forest Remedies products directly from the new website ( www.forestremedies.com ) and Ocean Remedies products via ( www.oceanremedies.com ). Full and Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts Leveraging the company’s extraction knowhow and management’s branding expertise, Neptune is launching 11 SKUs of hemp extracts, including six ingestible oils, two soothing balms, one soft gel bottle, a massage oil, and a pet soother. Forest Remedies’ products have been carefully crafted using Neptune’s hemp extracts, which are produced with our proprietary cold ethanol extraction process and tested for purity at third-party laboratories. We extract active ingredients from the hemp plant using non-GMO... (Branding, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Extraction, Germany, Hemp, Investments, Management, Marketing, Non-GMO, North Carolina, Oils, Pesticide, Products, Seed Oil, Stocks, United States, Extracts)
02/12/2020 - 3:29pm
GSML
PROVISION OF TRADE SAMPLES: NEWLY AMENDED OLCC REGULATIONS
Amended regulations enacted by the OLCC became effective on Saturday February 1, 2020. The Commission amended 50 existing regulations covering a wide variety of matters related to both the marijuana and hemp industries. Among them was Oregon Administrative Regulation 845-025-1330, which addresses regulations specific to Provision of Trade Samples. Notable changes to this regulation include: Expansion of the regulation to include industrial hemp cannabinoid products and application to both OLLC licenses as well as holders of hemp certificates. Hemp certificate holders can provide sample hemp items to marijuana wholesalers, retailers or processors (but not producers). The transport of samples, including applicable hemp items, must comply with the existing regulations addressing the transport of marijuana (OAR 845-025-7700). The prior sample limit of 30 grams per month of marijuana to an individual recipient licensee has been changed to no more than 5 grams of a particular strain and... (Cannabis, Compliance, Hemp, Law, Oregon, Products, Regulations, Strains, Tracking, United States, Industrial Hemp, Licensee)
02/11/2020 - 10:43am
GSML
Colorado State University Announces New Degree in Cannabis Science
Academic institutions are taking heed as federal healthcare officials call for more research into the science of cannabis and its effects on humans. Universities around the U.S. are beginning to develop programs that will help to cultivate a new crop of cannabis experts and motivate research interest and efforts. Last Friday, the Colorado Department of Higher Education announced the approval of the state’s first cannabis-related degree program, a Bachelor of Science in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry at Colorado State University-Pueblo, according to The Denver Post . The news spread quickly as mainstream media institutions like Newsweek and CNN picked up the story.Beginning this fall, students interested in pursuing careers within and around the burgeoning cannabis and hemp industries will have the opportunity to enroll in what has been called a “rigorous degree” program by David Lehmpuhl, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.The announcement comes on the heels of a sizable... (Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Colorado, Education, Genetics, Hemp, Media, Michigan, Products, Regulations, Research, Science, Training, United States, Industrial Hemp, THC)
02/06/2020 - 5:53pm
GSML
Rhode Island governor wins battle over medical cannabis rules
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law a bill repealing lawmakers’ ability to veto medical marijuana and hemp regulations. The Democratic governor also said she is ending her lawsuit against the General Assembly over the issue, the Providence Journal reported. She had maintained the Legislature’s control over cannabis and hemp industries rules was unconstitutional. […] Rhode Island governor wins battle over medical cannabis rules is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs (Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Hemp, Law, Medical Marijuana, Regulations, Rhode Island, United States)
02/05/2020 - 12:58pm
GSML
PACKAGING & LABELING: NEWLY AMENDED OLCC REGULATIONS
PACKAGING & LABELING: NEWLY AMENDED OLCC REGULATIONS BY TODD KEY, GREEN LIGHT LAW GROUP — Amended regulations enacted by the OLCC became effective on Saturday February 1, 2020. The Commission amended 50 existing regulations covering a wide variety of matters related to both the marijuana and hemp industries. The following amended regulations are specific to Packaging and Labeling: The former definition of “Activation Time” in the Packaging and Labeling definitions of OAR 845-025-7000 has been amended to include “hemp items,” which clarifies that all cannabinoid products are subject to the specific labeling requirements listed in OAR 845-025-7090 (Cannabinoid Edible Labeling Requirements), 845-025-7100 (Cannabinoid Concentrate and Extract Labeling Requirements), 845-025-7110 (Cannabinoid Tincture and Capsule Labeling Requirements), and 845-025-7120 (Cannabinoid Products Other than Cannabinoid Edibles, Topicals, Tinctures or Capsules). Similarly, the former definition of “Processor... (Cannabis, CBD, Edibles, Growers, Hemp, Law, Packaging, Products, Regulations, Testing, Topicals, THC, Cultivation)
02/05/2020 - 12:40pm
GSML
Colorado’s Polis Administration Unveils ‘Roadmap to Cannabis Banking & Financial Services’
Here’s their press release in full ARVADA – Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) released a bold roadmap to provide clarity and guidance for state-chartered financial services industries that serve or seek to serve legal cannabis-related businesses. Gov. Polis was joined by DORA’s Executive Director Patty Salazar, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Treasurer Dave Young and Sundie Seefried, CEO of Partner Colorado Credit Union. The “Roadmap to Cannabis Banking & Financial Services”, aims to increase the number of financial service providers in Colorado who serve the state’s legal marijuana and industrial hemp industries. Roadmap to cannabis banking_January 2020 “As the first state to establish a legal marijuana industry and one of the first to implement an industrial hemp program, Colorado has become a national economic leader in the cannabis industry,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We are excited to release a bold, forward-thinking roadmap to... (Banking, Cannabis, Colorado, Hemp, Law, Regulations, United States, Industrial Hemp, Financial Services)
02/04/2020 - 11:33am
GSML
Colorado Launches Cannabis Banking Reform Efforts
Colorado lawmakers and other state officials have launched several campaigns aimed at providing more guidance and protection for financial institutions that serve the state’s legal cannabis industry, according to a Westword report .While federal prohibition continues to deter financial institutions from working with state-legal cannabis businesses, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) have announced initiatives to “increase the number of financial service providers in Colorado who serve the state’s legal marijuana and industrial hemp industries,” the news outlet reported.Polis and DORA have released a new report titled “Roadmap to Cannabis Banking and Financial Services,” which outlines their goals of providing regulatory guidance and reducing barriers to loans, lines of credit and account access for cannabis businesses. The report also includes strategies to help banks serve the industry without violating federal drug, money laundering and... (Banking, Cannabis, Colorado, Exploring, Hemp, Loans, United States, Industrial Hemp, Financial Services)
02/04/2020 - 7:22am
GSML
Free support for Nebraskans applying for Hemp License
Nebraska farmers and producers now have the opportunity to apply for a hemp license... and the Nebraska Hemp Industries Association said they're ... (Hemp, Nebraska, United States)
02/02/2020 - 5:00am
GSML
USA CBD Expo Promises Innovation & Education in Las Vegas
Following last summer’s successful inaugural event, the USA CBD Expo is heading to Las Vegas. The nation’s largest CBD and hemp trade show will take place over three days at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 13-15, providing invaluable experience for anyone affiliated with — or interested in — the CBD industry. Sample the latest product developments and innovative new products including topicals, cosmetics, flowers, pet products and more from over 300 vendors and 500 brands. The USA CBD Expo also provides opportunities to listen to over 50 CBD and hemp industry professionals through a number of educational seminars, keynote addresses and workshops. Coming from multiple facets of CBD and hemp industries like e-commerce, marketing and entrepreneurial spaces, these speakers will educate and enlighten attendees Former NFL star Kyle Turley will discuss his experience with CBD and his hemp-derived supplement, Neuro XPF. Other speakers include Joy Beckerman from the Hemp... (Beverage, Cannabis, CBD, Cosmetics, Education, Events, Hemp, Law, Marketing, Media, Products, Social Media, Topicals)
02/01/2020 - 6:47pm
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Resource & Consultancy: Illinois Extension Educators Industrial Hemp Program
Industrial Hemp Production Illinois Extension educators have curated a collection of resources related to the legislation, production, and harvesting of industrial hemp. Industrial Hemp Rules, Regulations, and Applications : Illinois Department of Agriculture New Era for Hemp in Illinois (pdf) Industrial Hemp Buyer/Seller Form Industrial Hemp Buyer/Seller Lis t Needs Based Assessment for industrial hemp production in Illinois Production Videos There were several excellent presentations shared at the Industrial Hemp Production Workshop in March, 2019, including many of the presentations listed below. Industrial Hemp Production Workshop Welcome and Introduction : Moderator: Phillip Alberti, Commercial Agriculture Educator Small Business Development: Industrial Hemp : Presented by Stacy McCaskill, Director, Illinois Small Businesses Development Center A n Introduction to Hemp in Illinois : Presented by Chris Berry, Illinois Hemp Growers Association 2018 Farm Bill Provisions and Impact on... (CBD, Development, Growers, Hemp, Illinois, Production, Regulations, United States, Videos, Industrial Hemp, Cultivation)
02/01/2020 - 1:24am
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NEWLY AMENDED OLCC REGULATIONS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2020
NEWLY AMENDED OLCC REGULATIONS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2020 Amended regulations enacted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will become effective on Saturday February 1, 2020. The Commission amended 50 existing regulations covering a wide variety of matters related to both the marijuana and hemp industries that include detailed changes to regulations addressing the application process, premises requirements, trade and testing samples, surveillance/security, medical and recreational sales, laboratories, worker permits, packaging, tracking and more. Some regulations were amended much more substantially than others. Green Light Law Group will provide more analysis as to these regulations in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we encourage licensees to review the regulations in detail HERE to maintain compliance. (Cannabis, Compliance, Hemp, Law, Oregon, Packaging, Recreational, Regulations, Testing, Tracking, United States, Security)
01/30/2020 - 8:08am
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Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NEPT) to Report Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results
Neptune to Report Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results on February 13, 2020 Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), announces that it will report its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter before financial markets open on February 13, 2020. Following the release its financial results, the Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM (EST) on February 13, 2020 to discuss the third quarter financial results for the three months period ended December 31, 2019. Conference Call Details: Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Time: 8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time Call: 1 (888) 231-8191 (Canada and U.S.) 1 (647) 427-7450 (International) Conference ID: 8708188 A replay of the call will be available shortly after the call’s completion and until March 13, 2020. The replay can be accessed online in the Investors section of Neptune’s website under Investor Events and Presentations. About Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. Neptune... (Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Events, Extraction, Hemp, Investments, Investors, North Carolina, Oils, Products, Seed Oil, Stocks, United States, Extracts)
01/29/2020 - 12:44pm
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Top 10 Most Influential Communication Professionals To Watch In Cannabis 2020
As journalists, brand owners and industry professionals, daily we must interact and engage with communication specialists to accomplish a myriad of goals. Like anything, some individuals tend to be more efficient, trustworthy, effective and more of a pleasure to work with overall. There is nothing more upsetting than wasting time and money on services that do not meet your company’s needs, especially if it can be avoided. So understanding who these people are can help us in our collective decision making when it comes time to scout talent or in hiring firms and consultants. Over the last year and a half, our team at the Green Market Report has created a running list of the top communication professionals that we feel warrant recognition. After careful consideration among the GMR team, we have selected the top ten that we feel you and your company can engage with effectively. We feel comfortable recommending each person in this group for their work and accomplishments within their... (California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Colorado, Consultants, Consulting, Consumer Products, Development, Distribution, Education, Florida, Growing, Hemp, Illinois, Investment, Investors, Law, Magazines, Management, Marketing, Media, Medical Marijuana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Partnerships, Pennsylvania, Plasma, Production, Products, Research, Seed to Sale, Topicals, United States, Vertically Integrated, THC, Dispensaries, Financial Services)
01/28/2020 - 5:28pm
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Green Light Law Group, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Hemp Industries Association Presentations On 2020 Hemp Growing Issues In Oregon
Addressing Important Issues for the 2020 Hemp Planting Season Green Light Law Group, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Hemp Industries Association, would like to invite you to a free presentation on emerging issues that established hemp business owners in Oregon need to know about and be concerned about. We welcome all to attend and increase awareness and understanding about these very important topics to improve your chances for long-term success in the industry. Please join us for the presentations followed by Q&A and discussion. TOPIC 1 PLANTING HEMP IN 2020: Understanding the New Legal Landscape Presented by Perry Salzhauer, Green Light Law Group TOPIC 2 HEMP FARMLAND: Critical Issues for Leasing, Buying and Selling Presented by Brad Blommer, Green Light Law Group Click Here for Free Registration Dates & Locations February 3, 2020 Portland, Oregon 2:00pm: Revolution Hall, Sunset Room February 6, 2020 Salem, Oregon 1:00pm: Salem’s Historic Grand February 12, 2020... (California, Cannabis, Florida, Growing, Hemp, Law, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Texas, United States, Washington)
01/27/2020 - 6:27am
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Trump talks cannabis on secret recording (Newsletter: January 27, 2020)
Andrew Yang pushes legal psilocybin for veterans; Tom Steyer backs decriminalizing opioids; Austin police to continue marijuana arrests Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { if ( ! window.mc4wp) { window.mc4wp = { listeners: [], forms : { on: function (event, callback) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : event, callback: callback } ); } } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon —or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. Brian Vicente of Vicente Sederberg LLP: “After ten years of full-time work on cannabis policy, we know it’s crucial for our staff to have access to the timely insights and cutting-... (Banking, California, Cannabis, CBD, Chad, Clothing, Colorado, Events, Florida, Growing, Hemp, Investment, Kentucky, Legalization, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Products, Regulations, Rhode Island, Science, South Dakota, Tennessee, Testing, Texas, Tracking, Uganda, United States, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Dispensaries, Security)
01/27/2020 - 3:00am
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New eSchool provides financial services education on cannabis, hemp industries - CUNA News
New eSchool provides financial services education on cannabis, hemp industries CUNA News (Cannabis, Education, Hemp, Financial Services)
01/23/2020 - 1:52pm
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Kentucky Will Skip USDA Rule This Year, Will Continue to Operate Under 2014 Farm Bill Pilot Program Rules for 2020
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced this week that his state will not submit draft hemp regulations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, opting instead to remain under the auspices of the 2014 Farm Bill’s pilot program provisions through 2020. The move will allow Kentucky hemp farmers a bit of breathing room, a chance to regroup and watch the federally legalized hemp marketplace settle into itself a bit. And the wariness is not unfounded. Quarles said that he landed on this decision “after much discussion with industry stakeholders in Kentucky.” He said that his office fears a degree of overreach on the part of the USDA. And this comes more than a year after Quarles eagerly submitted his state’s original plan to the USDA , before President Trump’s signature had even dried on the 2018 Farm Bill. (A federal government shutdown that same week immediately stalled Kentucky’s plans. Here we are now.)Earlier this month, the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association... (Canada, Colorado, Genetics, Grower, Growing, Hemp, Kentucky, Minnesota, Regulations, South Carolina, Testing, United States, Wisconsin, Industrial Hemp, THC)
01/23/2020 - 9:00am
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The Cannabis Lawyer at the Center of Giuliani Trump Ukraine Scandal
For two nights earlier this month , viewers of Rachel Maddow on MSNBC were treated to an exclusive barrage of bombshells in the Ukraine-Trump scandal , delivered by would-be international fixer Lev Parnas. As Parnas, one of the four associates of presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani indicted last fall for soliciting foreign help for President Donald Trump’s reelection effort, outlined exactly what he did — digging for dirt that would hurt Joe Biden, spooning damaging fabulism on former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch back to the president — a stone-faced man with close-cropped gray hair in a dark blue suit sat silently at his client’s left: Joseph Bondy . Bondy is Parnas’s lawyer, a prominent New York criminal defense attorney and, prior to his turn in Twitter-age international political intrigue, a prominent figure in cannabis legal defense and legalization advocacy circles. As Trump’s impeachment trial begins in the U.S. Senate, Parnas is seizing a central role in both the legal... (California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Florida, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Media, Nevada, New York, Processing, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Washington, Dispensaries)
01/20/2020 - 7:47am
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East Tennessee Hemp Industries Association discusses industry changes in new year - WATE 6 On Your Side
East Tennessee Hemp Industries Association discusses industry changes in new year WATE 6 On Your Side (Hemp, Tennessee, United States)
01/18/2020 - 2:01am
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Industry Blazers: Justin M. Brandt of Bianchi Brandt & Hale
Industry Blazers is a periodic Q&A that spotlights Arizona’s talented medical marijuana professionals who influence and grow the industry. Brought to you by a collaboration between AZmarijuana.com and Proven Media . Do you know someone that is an Industry Blazer in Arizona? If so, email us their name and contact info. Justin M. Brandt | Partner & Shareholder at Bianchi Brandt & Hale Justin M. Brandt is a shareholder and partner at Bianchi Brandt & Hale. As a business attorney, Justin provides strategic legal advice and representation focused on operational compliance for the cannabis and hemp industries. He frequently represents dispensaries, cultivation and infusion operators, and other cannabis-related businesses. Clients rely on Justin to help minimize risk and maximize success through comprehensive legal advice regarding all aspects of their businesses. This includes advising clients on various day-to-day issues regarding their business operations, handling a... (Arizona, Bar, California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Compliance, Consulting, Development, Growing, Hemp, Law, Media, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, New Mexico, Product Development, Products, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation)
12/25/2019 - 2:56pm
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Executive Profile: Stephen Mueller, Founder and CEO of Mile High Labs
More than a few iconic technology companies were launched in Silicon Valley garages by scrappy tech geeks with a vision and some science and engineering know-how. Apple, HP, and Google are only a few. In the cannabis and hemp industries, entrepreneurs have launched makeshift operations in urban warehouses and rural farms over the past few […] (Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Hemp, Science)
12/22/2019 - 7:21pm
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Enhance Your Daily Wellbeing with Eleven Acres
Back in 2014, Colorado famously passed Amendment 64, legalizing recreational cannabis in Colorado and allowing for growing hemp. Serendipitously, the Farm Bill also passed in the same year, giving the Centennial State a five-year head start of hemp cultivation experience. Salt Creek Ranch, a family-run operation in Plateau Valley on Colorado’s Western Slope, converted a section of their cattle ranch to hemp production in 2015, shortly after Amendment 64 was passed and the 2014 Farm Bill came into effect. One of the first hemp farms in the region, mother and daughter team Fran and Margaret combine organically primed soil, healthy cover crops and pure mountain air with unrivaled experience to produce only the highest quality hemp and hemp extract products. Theirs is a vertically integrated, hands-on approach to hemp farming, from daily toil in the fields to harvesting crops by hand. Not only are they committed to making only the very best products, Fran and Margaret are also committed... (Antigua and Barbuda, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Events, Extraction, Growing, Hemp, Hemp Farming, Oils, Organic, Production, Products, Recreational, Seed Oil, United States, Recreational Cannabis, Soil, Cultivation)
12/17/2019 - 3:21pm
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INSO Successfully Negotiates Acquisition of Cultivation Business for Alaska Cannabis Company
ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRESS RELEASE -- Industry Source Consulting Inc. (INSO) has announced that the company assisted its client, The Turnagain Herb Company (THCo) with the successful acquisition of Rainforest Farms, LLC, a cannabis cultivation facility located in Juneau, Alaska. In addition to assisting with the acquisition, INSO will also provide various other services associated with expanding the THCo brand and business throughout the state. INSO recently announced that it had entered into an exclusive agreement to provide various services related to expanding the business and the brand of THCo, currently located in Anchorage, Alaska. THCo’s expansion includes the Rainforest Farms acquisition, relocating its Anchorage cannabis manufacturing facility and building a retail facility in nearby Girdwood to market various cannabis related products to locals and tourists visiting the popular Alyeska Ski Resort. INSO assisted THCo with the Rainforest Farms acquisition... (Acquisition, Alaska, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Consultants, Consulting, Hemp, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Products, Training, United States, Cultivation)
12/17/2019 - 9:42am
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PerkinElmer & Emerald Scientific Collaborate
Last week, just before MJBizCon, PerkinElmer announced a collaboration with Emerald Scientific , allowing Emerald Scientific customers access to PerkinElmer’s portfolio of cannabis and hemp testing products and services. PerkinElmer is a leading instrument manufacturer and analytical method developer. Emerald Scientific is a distributor for scientific lab testing equipment and instrumentation. Emerald Scientific now offers their customers PerkinElmer products, like their QSight® 420 Triple Quad system LC/MS, the Titan MPS Microwave Sample Preparation System, the Clarus® SQ 8 Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) and the Flexar High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system. This partnership also allows Emerald Scientific customers to utilize the PerkinElmer analytical methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cannabis and hemp testing. That includes SOPs for things like sample preparation, acquisition methods and consumable use. They’ll also be able to shop for... (Acquisition, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Distributor, Food, Hemp, Manufacturer, Organic, Products, Regulations, Science, Testing, Lab Testing)
12/19/2018 - 3:27pm
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Kreëmart CBD Lounge
Kreëmart salons challenge a range of various publics in today’s art world to think about controversial topics and openly discuss them in a fluent dialogue with the public. Kreëmart Lounge is a conversation- opening the hearts and minds of people about Cannabidiol- or CBD. The idea of Kreëmart Lounge was inspired by a conversation between Laura Lehmann, an advocate in the CBD and Hemp Industries, and Raphael Castoriano, Creative Director of Kreëmart. CBD is oil extracted from cannabis containing a high number of health benefits, which include aiding anxiety, depression, stress, inflammation, migraines, and general pain. CBD is also found within many prescription meds already- particularly those that help people experiencing epilepsy or seizures. Unlike marijuana, CBD is a non-psychoactive drug, meaning its effects do not alter your mind. Kreëmart launches Kreëmart Lounge as a continuation of its’ foray in to natural substances and food that is good for your body, and the art that comes... (Cannabis, CBD, Food, Hemp, Lounge)
12/07/2018 - 4:04pm
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Hemp has history as commodity, scapegoat - Lexington Dispatch
Hemp has history as commodity, scapegoat Lexington DispatchHemp has a long history as an agricultural commodity.According to the Hemp Industries Association, there are signs that the use of hemp dates back to 8000 ... (Hemp)