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September 27, 2021
CBD Byproduct Could Make Plywood Stronger

The cannabidiol industry is booming. Produced by extracting non-psychoactive oils from hemp, the product is increasingly gaining acceptance as an alternative treatment to numerous health challenges. Virginia Tech researchers may have found another use: a way to make plywood stronger. This past summer, undergraduate Emilie Kohler (pictured above) of the... more »

September 23, 2021
Extract Labs Purchases New Headquarters

Extract Labs, a leading full-service CBD extraction laboratory and retailer, recently announced its purchase and relocation to a new building in Lafayette, Colorado. The new office, extraction, and laboratory space accommodates the company's sustained business growth as more and more people discover the dynamic benefits of CBD. Extract Labs quickly... more »

September 7, 2021
Florida Ag Department Supports Classifying Hemp as Food Additive

In a letter urging action on cannabis reform legislation, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried also urged the Food and Drug Administration to classify hemp as a food additive. Technical comments from Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Director of Cannabis Holly Bell and FDACS Director of Food Safety... more »

August 12, 2021
Production, Sale of Delta-8 THC to Require Licensing in Michigan

Hemp growers and processors have likely heard about the upcoming change to delta-8 THC regulation in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) wants to ensure industrial hemp growers and processors understand it may impact businesses growing and/or processing hemp intended for cannabidiol (CBD)-derived intoxicating compounds. While... more »
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August 12, 2021
FDA Rejects Applications for CBD as Dietary Supplement

The Food and Drug Administration has rejected two new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for full-spectrum hemp extract containing cannabidiol (CBD) submitted by Charlotte's Web and Irwin Naturals. In letters addressed to each company, the FDA stated full-spectrum hemp extract "may not be marketed as or in a dietary supplement." The... more »

July 28, 2021
Arbor Vita8 Acquires Mobile Hemp Drying Company

Hemp processor Arbor Vita8 (AV8) has acquired Mobile Hemp Drying Company (MHD), a Florida-based builder, lessor, and distributor of mobile hemp dryers. The acquisition forms a new company named Arbor Vita8 Dry, LLC (AV8D). This acquisition will help expand the reach of AV8 when it comes to the essential service... more »

July 19, 2021
Manufacturer to Produce Hemp-Based Biodegradable Plastic Products

Industrial hemp manufacturer Sivana Converting LLC has purchased the remaining portion of the former Sunbury Textile Mill in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, bringing 50 new jobs to the region within its first year. The operation will produce hemp-based biodegradable plastic food containers, cups, plates, and straws for the commercial market. "Hemp is... more »

May 23, 2021
Nextleaf Awarded U.S. Patent For Refining Raw Plant Material

Nextleaf Solutions Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia-based cannabis extractor, has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a method for refining raw cannabis plant material, adding to Nextleaf's already robust and expanding U.S. patent portfolio. Nextleaf's latest U.S. patent covers a method for separating cannabinoid-rich... more »

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