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February 12, 2020
First Month Sales for Illinois Adult Use Cannabis Nearly Total $40M

Statewide adult-use cannabis sales in January totaled $39,247,840.83, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reports. Dispensaries across the state sold 972,045 items over the 31-day period. Sales to Illinois residents totaled $30,611,632.22, while... more »

February 11, 2020
NewTropic Opens Cannabis Manufacturing, Co-Packaging Facility

NewTropic, a leading cannabis manufacturer based in Santa Rosa, California, has officially launched its "Type 7" manufacturing and co-packaging facility in Santa Rosa this week. The facility, which is in the process of becoming cGMP... more »

February 11, 2020
Aurora Cannabis Facility Receives EU GMP Certification

Aurora Cannabis' Aurora River production facility, located in Bradford, Ontario, has received European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (EU GMP) certification. EU GMP certification is granted to companies whose production facilities demonstrate a high degree of... more »

February 11, 2020
Cannabis Production Minor to Launch at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University's Faculty Senate has approved a new Cannabis Production minor at its meeting Feb. 4. Offered through WIU's School of Agriculture, the majority of courses for the 18-19 credit hour minor will be... more »

February 7, 2020
Sun+Earth Certified Approves First Five Oregon Producers of Organic Cannabis

Sun+Earth Certified, a nonprofit regenerative organic certification program for the cannabis industry, has approved its first five businesses in Oregon. The newly certified businesses including four farms — East Fork Cultivars, Green Source Gardens, Oshala... more »

February 7, 2020
Hemp Meeting Examines Potential For Montana Growers, Processors

The hemp industry in Montana is changing rapidly. Each year more growers are adding the crop to their operation and more processors are coming on board to turn the crop into a finished product. With... more »

February 7, 2020
Leafly Report: Cannabis Is Fastest-Growing American Industry

The cannabis industry has produced 15% more jobs in 2019, according to Leafly's fourth annual cannabis industry jobs report. A record-high 243,700 Americans are employed in the legal cannabis industry as of early 2020, with... more »

February 7, 2020
NoCo Hemp Expo Announces Headline Speakers

More than 20,000 attendees will network, learn and discover new trends and regulations from hemp business leaders, government officials, celebrity athletes, and farmers at NoCo Hemp Expo. NoCo7 includes an investor forum, business conference, and... more »

February 7, 2020
Seneca Foods, CraftAg Enterprises Form Seed-to-Sale Hemp Company

Seneca Foods Corporation and CraftAg Enterprises have formed a joint-venture, CraftAg, a vertically integrated seed-to-sale hemp company. "CraftAg was one of the early participants in Washington State’s hemp pilot program, working with a small network... more »

February 6, 2020
Positions Available on California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing 13 vacancies on the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board (IHAB). There are currently 11 board members with terms of office expiring on May... more »

February 6, 2020
Kentucky’s GenCanna Global Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

GenCanna Global has filed a petition for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky. The filing will allow GenCanna to continue to operate its business without interruption... more »

February 6, 2020
USDA Details Risk Management Programs For Hemp

Two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters are now available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Producers may apply now, and the deadline to sign up for both programs is March... more »

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