Over 250 attend legal roundtable

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A legal roundtable took place in Columbia on Wednesday, January 29. Hosted by MoCannTrade, the event was attended by over 250 people representing over 80 operating groups. MoCannTrade organized the one-night, centrally located event putting applicants, stakeholders, investors and the brightest legal minds together in an effort to provide value to their members and contribute to the Missouri industry’s success. The …

The 3 Ts of CBD: Transparency, Traceability, and Testing

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Any successful CBD company has to embrace the three Ts of CBD: transparency, traceability, and testing. These three Ts offer numerous benefits ranging from brand protection to customer loyalty. Since the CBD industry is currently under-regulated, the responsibility of finding safe, non-toxic CBD products fall directly on the consumer. In an overly saturated market, it can be hard for customers …

6 CBD-Infused Bath Bomb Products That Will Blow Up Sales

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Growing interest in wellness rituals is bringing bathing back in a big way. Not just for hygiene anymore; spa style bathing with a good book, music, and a glass of a favorite rosé while soaking in some “me” time can be a weekly ritual to help unwind from stress and strain. Liquid body wash consistently […] Source

Brazilian Court Rules on a Decision Allowing Hemp Cultivation

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In recent months, we saw a Brazilian court rule on a decision allowing hemp cultivation, a first in the nation’s history. This, coupled with ANVISA’s recent policy announcements concerning its recognition of medicinal cannabis, represents a substantial and swift policy change in Latin America. I have previously written about the significance of the ANVISA announcement, but let’s look at the …

Maryland, Vermont extend pilot programs for 2020 season

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Two more states have opted to operate their 2020 hemp production seasons under the 2014 pilot program, bringing to nine the total markets that will keep the existing rules in play for another year. Maryland and Vermont will extend the pilot program under the rules of the 2014 Farm Bill, according to the U.S. Department […] Maryland, Vermont extend pilot …

Colorado State University to study chemical compounds of hemp

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A research center at Colorado State University (CSU) dedicated to studying the chemical compounds in hemp and marijuana is expected to open this spring, school officials said. The research facility on the CSU campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, will allow faculty and students to study the formulation of cannabinoids, separation efficiencies and efficacy testing. “Cannabinoids […] Colorado State University to …

CBD vs. CBDa: What’s the Difference?

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In scientific circles, cannabis is sometimes called “the plant of the thousand and one molecules,” and few of those molecules have received more recent attention than cannabidiol (CBD). It may come as a surprise, then, to learn that cannabis plants in nature don’t actually produce any CBD. What they do produce is CBDa — or cannabidiolic acid. It’s the precursor …

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Hemp producers finding major profits from minor cannabinoids

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(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the January issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Will 2020 be the year of the cannabinoid CBG? Some hemp producers are betting on it after a year of overproduction of CBD. Hemp farmers are looking to diversify their production options – and go after larger profits – by sourcing genetics that will allow […] Hemp producers finding major …

Two Of The Top Cannabis Industry Leaders Launch GPS.Global

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A Consulting Firm Positioned To Revolutionize The Global Cannabis Market DENVER, January 23th, 2020– With 37 countries served and 25 years of collective wisdom, Gateway Proven Strategies (“GPS”) is a world-class cannabusiness consulting firm, positioned to accelerate the growth of the greatest industrial revolution of the 21st century. Founded by two of the top cannabis industry leaders, Bob Hoban and …