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May 7, 2020
Panda Biotech Donates Free Seed to Jumpstart Texas Hemp Fiber Industry

Dallas-based Panda Biotech is jumpstarting the state’s new industrial hemp industry by donating more than 60 tons of approved hemp fiber seed to Texas agricultural producers. The company is a first-mover in the United States... more »

May 7, 2020
Cresco Labs Completes Expansion of Pennsylvania Cultivation Facility

Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, has completed the expansion project for its cultivation and manufacturing facility located in Brookville, Pennsylvania. The expansion project provides an... more »

May 6, 2020
CannaSafe To Open New Testing Labs In Oregon, Florida, Illinois

CannaSafe, a California-based ISO accredited cannabis testing laboratory, plans on expanding and opening new testing labs in Oregon, Florida and Illinois. The labs are expected to be operational in Q2/Q3. With cannabis deemed essential and... more »

May 6, 2020
Free Updated Hemp-CBD Status Report Available From AHPA

To help the herbal products industry understand the evolving regulatory landscape for hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its free Hemp-CBD Status Report to include recent actions... more »

May 5, 2020
Spektrum Cannabis Technologies Debuts Fully Enclosed Full Spectrum Oil Extraction Unit

Spektrum Cannabis Technologies has introduced the cannabis processing industry’s first fully enclosed, integrated, and automated full spectrum oil extraction unit, the Spektrum FSO Module, engineered for large scale hemp producers and their partners. "Our modular... more »

May 4, 2020
How Much Does It Cost California Cannabis Growers To Safety Test?

The high cost of testing cannabis in California leads to higher prices for the consumer, which could drive consumers to unlicensed markets. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds the... more »

May 1, 2020
California Cannabis Certification To Be ‘Comparable’ To Organic

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the proposed regulations on April 30 for the OCal Program, a statewide certification program that will establish and enforce comparable-to-organic cannabis standards. The release of these... more »

May 1, 2020
New Method Of Analysis For Cannabinoids In Hemp Approved

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced that a liquid chromatography–diode array detection (LC-DAD) method previously approved as Official Method of Analysis 2018.11 for cannabinoids in cannabis plant materials, concentrates, and oils, is now approved for hemp. “Until now,... more »

May 1, 2020
Verde Leaf Holds First 2020 Workshop For 40 New Hemp Farmers

Verde Leaf held its first educational workshop of the year on Feb. 19, 2020. The one-day interactive session provided updates on research, technology, safety, and production in the agricultural hemp space. The workshop included panel... more »

April 30, 2020
Texas A&M To Begin First Hemp Variety Trials

Texas A&M AgriLife will be planting hemp variety trials for the first time this spring, with a goal to provide producers, hemp seed companies and the larger hemp industry with a reliable, independent scientific assessment... more »

April 29, 2020
Montana Hemp Growers Establish Checkoff

Montana hemp growers have voted to establish a 1% checkoff for hemp, making Montana the first state in the nation to establish a hemp checkoff. Checkoff funds are used to fund activities related to research,... more »

April 27, 2020
Congressional Leaders Urged To Ensure Cannabis Businesses Can Access Relief

Ten senators have sent a letter to Congressional leadership calling for forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislative packages to allow state-legal cannabis small businesses and indirect cannabis small businesses to access emergency loan and grant programs administered... more »

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