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Hemp Industry News 

Cannabis Insights,CannaScience
CBD Versus Viruses: What Do We Really Know?
By Reggie Gaudino, Chief Science Adviser, New Frontier Data, and Ken Kovash, Cannabis Genetics Specialist, G.I. Grow Biomedical Farm Amid the [...]
Cannabis Insights,Cannabit
Introducing: EU CBD Consumer Archetypes
Demographic archetypes of CBD consumers identify their frequency and intensity of use, and preferences in applications and products. Most (54% to [...]
By Jeff Smith
Some global cannabis trade events, key for business marketing and growth,
feel coronavirus sting
Some U.S. and international cannabis industry conferences and trade shows – important for marijuana and hemp businesses to market their products and cultivate relationships with vendors and buyers – are feeling the fallout from coronavirus fears.
By By Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer
Concerns looming over coronavirus impact on hemp industry, but some US
firms could gain from fallout
Hemp companies of all stripes – from growers to retailers – are likely to join other global industries feeling the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
Cannabis Insights,Hemp Business Journal
Hiring a CBD Payment Processor Can Boost an Online Presence — at a Premium
By William Sumner, Hemp Content Manager, New Frontier Data Though the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp nationwide, it is no simple task to sell hemp [...]
Cannabis Insights,Europe Cannabit
Europeans Increasingly Incorporating CBD in Relief of Medical Conditions
By Noah Tomares, Research Analyst, New Frontier Data A survey of European consumers of CBD details how they are opting to use CBD as a health [...]
March 31 deadline approaching for Minnesota hemp farmers and processors
Minnesota Farmers and businesses planning to grow or process hemp in 2020 must apply for a license with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture by March 31.
By Ivan Moreno
CBD retail giant to focus on marijuana dispensaries as it sells part of its
An Ohio-based cannabis retailer that owns the nation’s largest chain of CBD retail kiosks in malls is selling most of that business to focus on running marijuana dispensaries instead. Green Growth Brands’ announcement last week caps a tumultuous year for the company, which laid off 50 workers in September from its Columbus headquarters. GGB also […]
By Monica Raymunt
CBD in the UK: What industry players make of the new food rules
The United Kingdom became a trailblazer in national CBD regulation earlier this month when its Food Standards Agency (FSA) set a deadline for the industry to apply for European Union safety evaluations as a “novel food” and also provided consumption guidelines to consumers. The UK guidelines, which do not apply to Scotland, came a little more […]
USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday that it will be temporarily delaying enforcement of two provisions of its hemp regulations. Hemp producers will...
Events, News, North America
Colorado governor to unveil ‘roadmap’ to financial services
The governor of leading U.S. hemp state Colorado, Jared Polis, will unveil a “roadmap” to strengthen relations between the state’s cannabis industries and financial institutions…
USDA to ease rules on hemp labs and destroying ‘hot’ crops
Farmers will be allowed to destroy “hot” hemp fields themselves and the number of laboratories that can test industrial hemp for THC levels will be expanded, said Greg Ibach.
USDA to Relax DEA Lab Testing Requirement and Allow Easier Method of ‘Hot’
Crop Destruction
Cannabis Insights,Cannabit
Introducing Five Demographic Archetypes Among EU CBD Consumers
By Molly McCann, Research Director, New Frontier Data As CBD has undergone booming growth in popularity, consumers in the European Union (EU) [...]
USDA Estimates Hemp will Remain a Specialty Crop Dominated by Few States
News, North America, Regulatory
USDA delays federal oversight of labs testing for THC
Federal agriculture officials in the USA are delaying a rule that all THC testing on U.S. hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with…
Ask Our Experts,Cannabis Insights,Hemp Business Journal
Ask Our Experts: Commodity Pricing of Hemp Biomass
Q: Is there a reliable means of determining the price of hemp biomass? By New Frontier Data A: As the punchline of an old joke goes, the [...]
By Laura Drotleff
Marijuana giants have a new plan to jump-start US hemp’s supply chain
Three cannabis veterans who helped grow a Canadian firm into the biggest company in the industry are setting their sights – and investing up to $175 million – on the U.S. hemp supply chain beyond just flower products. Bruce Linton and Tim Saunders, the former co-CEO and chief financial officer, respectively, of Canopy Growth, have […]
Analysis, News, North America
USDA: ‘Difficult to imagine hemp matching corn or soybeans’
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that summarizes development of the industrial hemp sector is not necessarily upbeat about the future, calling…
Ask Our Experts,Cannabis Insights,Hemp Business Journal
Ask Our Experts: Foundations of Quality Data
Q: With all the informational overload in the market, how can one identify quality data from white noise? By New Frontier Data A: Today, [...]
Number Of Banks Reporting Cannabis Business Clients Dips After Hemp Rules
The number of accounts that banks and credit unions informed federal regulators they are maintaining for cannabis businesses dipped slightly at the end of the last...
Cannabis Insights,CannaScience
The Science Behind a CBD Product
By Chelsea Cebara for SōRSE Technology While the cannabis industry is unique in many ways, product producers still need to commit to rigorous [...]
By Kristen Nichols
Editor’s Notebook: Why the industry goes sideways by overexplaining
Sometimes the most basic advice is the hardest to follow.
USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Washington State And Wyoming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved an additional two state and three tribal hemp regulatory plans on Thursday. Washington State, Wyomingm the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, the...
By Kristen Nichols
Sephora sets CBD standards as it adds fourth line of topicals
Beauty retailer Sephora has released a set of baseline standards for CBD-infused products it will carry as the high-end cosmetics store adds a fourth line of hemp-derived topicals to store shelves. The Sephora CBD standards require that CBD products it sells: Include only full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD extracts, not isolate. Source the CBD from U.S.-grown […]