North America

$22m stock swap completes takeover of Italian extracts makerTo

Cannabis pharmaceuticals maker RAMM Pharma Corp., Toronto, will complete a 100% takeover of Italian extracts specialist Canapar Corp. for ~$22…

May 14, 2021

Rule change in Minnesota cuts farmers slack on THC

Minnesota has adjusted its hemp rules to let farmers remediate crops that go over the federal limit of 0.3% THC…

May 12, 2021

Dutch, U.S. companies agree on clone distribution deal

Dümmen Orange North America said it has secured a distribution agreement for hemp clones from Colorado-based Dutch Heritage Gardens. Under…

May 11, 2021

‘Free’ CBD scams prompt warning from Better Business Bureau

The U.S. Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a warning to consumers about questionable “free trial” marketing practices for CBD…

May 11, 2021

Alaska senate passes state hemp bill

The Alaska Senate has approved a bill to establish a state hemp program to supplant a pilot program in effect…

May 11, 2021

Second arrest made in Texas pay-to-play hemp licensing scheme

A Texas lobbyist has been charged with defrauding aspiring hemp producers in a license procurement scheme. Todd Malcolm Smith, a…

May 10, 2021

Help offered Mississippi hemp farmers

The Mississippi Hemp Association launched a program in support of the state's hemp farmers. MHA said it is providing seeds,…

May 10, 2021

AOSCA certification expands markets for Matterhorn CBG

Colorado-based High Grade Hemp Seed (HGH) has received approval for its Matterhorn CBG hemp strain from the Association of Official…

May 6, 2021

THC rules loosened in Wisconsin, but it won’t help CBD growers

Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) issued a new emergency rule that will let some hemp growers…

May 6, 2021

Canadian CBD brand licensed to U.S. company

Canada-based Acreage Holdings Inc. said its Universal Hemp LLC unit entered a strategic partnership with U.S.-based CBD company Medterra CBD's…

May 6, 2021