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April 1, 2020
Arcadia Biosciences Promotes Shultz To Chief Technology Officer

Arcadia Biosciences, working in science-based approaches to enhance the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, has promoted Randy Shultz, Ph.D. to the role of chief technology officer. Shultz joined Arcadia in 2019... more »

April 1, 2020
Massachusetts Social Equity Program Accepting Applications Until May 1

In preparation for the launch of the second cohort of Massachusetts’ Social Equity Program, the Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) will continue accepting applications from interested individuals until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Applicants... more »

April 1, 2020
South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp Cultivation

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed into law a bill legalizing industrial hemp and CBD oil. The 2018 Farm Bill made the production, processing and distribution of hemp federally legal; however, South Dakota, Idaho... more »

March 31, 2020
Midwest Hemp Council To Host Weekly Hemp Webinar Series In April

Beginning April 1, the Midwest Hemp Council will host a weekly webinar series focused on hemp education. The "Make Hump Day, Hemp Day" series will provide an update on current regulations, growing techniques and business... more »

March 31, 2020
Commission Authorizes Curbside Pickup At Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers

Medical marijuana treatment centers (MTCs) in Massachusetts will soon be able to offer curbside pickup of medical marijuana and marijuana products for registered qualifying patients and caregivers in order to limit Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) transmission during... more »

March 31, 2020
Illinois Extends Application Deadline For Cannabis Licenses To April 30

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order on March 28 further extending the timeline for cannabis infuser, craft grower and transporter license applications in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to submit... more »

March 31, 2020
Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention Rescheduled For September

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Third Annual Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention, taking place at Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont, has been postponed to Sept. 26-27, 2020. The event was originally... more »

March 31, 2020
EcoGen Laboratories Launches Hemp Seed Buyback Program

EcoGen Laboratories, a vertically-integrated manufacturer and supplier of hemp genetics, hemp-derived specialty ingredients and finished products in North America, has introduced the EcoGen Buyback Program through which EcoGen will buy back harvested hemp crops at... more »

March 30, 2020
Charlotte’s Web Names Chief Operating Officer

Charlotte's Web Holdings, maker of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) wellness products, has named David Panter as chief operating officer, effective March 30, 2020. Panter brings over 20 years of broad global supply chain experience at cosmetic,... more »

March 30, 2020
Study Shows Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong For Pain Relief

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a study published in the... more »

March 30, 2020
Hotels Benefit From Marijuana Legalization, Penn State Study Finds

Legalization of recreational marijuana may lead to increased hotel revenues, according to a Penn State researcher, who found that after legalizing marijuana, the City of Denver, Colorado, saw roughly $130 million in new hotel revenues.... more »

March 30, 2020
3 Rivers Biotech, JRT Nurseries Partner For Tissue Culture Hemp Clones

3 Rivers Biotech Ltd.  has entered into a joint venture agreement with JRT Nurseries Inc. to produce and supply premium, pathogen-free, tissue-cultured hemp plants to the rapidly expanding hemp market. As a condition of the... more »

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