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Despite Bumps, CBD Market Growing Toward Convenience Store Shelves

The potential both practical and profitable for cannabidiol (CBD) has been gaining an increasing amount of national attention. From alleviating intractable seizures to soothing anxiety, CBD’s health benefits have (anecdotally) become well known, which has translated to millions of dollars’ [...]

Charlotte’s Web Holdings (CNSX: CWEB) Quietly Raises $100 Million in IPO

It has been a busy, yet quiet week for the hemp-based CBD oil producer Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. On August 30, 2018, the company reported the successful closing of its previously announced initial public offering (IPO), as well as a secondary [...]

Natural and Specialty Retail Hemp-Derived CBD Sales Projected to Grow by More Than 600% by 2022

One of the fastest growing markets in the United States is the cannabidiol (CBD) industry. From joint pain to skincare, Americans are using CBD to help treat everyday maladies. Natural products and specialty retailers are reaping the rewards of this increased [...]

American Farmers: Forget Soy. Check out Hemp’s Price Per Acre and Help the US win the China Trade War

For the first time in decades, the United States finds itself embroiled in an international trade war. So far, billions of dollars worth of tariffs have been slapped on both foreign and domestic goods; and few groups have felt the pain [...]

California Department of Public Health Publishes FAQ Trying to Ban Hemp-Derived CBD Oil. But What’s Really Going on in California’s Emerging CBD Market?

A cloud of uncertainty is looming over California’s hemp industry. Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a FAQ on Industrial Hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD) in Food Products, declaring that the use of hemp-based CBD oil in food [...]

The U.S. Hemp Industry grows to $820mm in sales in 2017

The total sales for the U.S. Hemp Industry in 2017 were $820mm. $190mm were for Hemp-Derived CBD products, $181mm were for personal care products and $137mm were for hemp food products. Food sales were led by the Snack Food category [...]

Criticality, a North Carolina Hemp Company, does deal with NYSE Big Tobacco Company

Alliance One International (NYSE: AOI) has entered the U.S. Hemp Industry by making an investment into Criticality, a North Carolina based hemp processor.  According to the latest 10-K, Alliance has acquired a 40% stake in Criticality with an option to increase [...]

Pure Kind and Alfalfa’s Partner With CBD Hemp Extract

Pure Kind Botanicals is private labeling products with Alfalfa’s Market in Boulder, CO. The partnership marks the beginning of a significant market trend by independent, natural and speciality retailers to embrace Hemp CBD products. Ed Lehrburger, CEO of Pure Hemp Technology, [...]

U.S. Hemp Moving Forward with USDA Organic Certifications

On April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm, a group of 18 farmers and business owners were gathered in a small demonstration kitchen at the back of the Natural Grocers on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Outside the large square-framed windows, revelers scrambled [...]

Market Size: Hemp industry sales grow to $688 Million in 2016

Hemp Food, Body Care, CBD products lead U.S. hemp retail market growing at a five year 22% CAGR Hemp Business Journal, the leading provider of data and market intelligence for the hemp industry, has published estimates of the size of [...]

Florida Update: Surterra Shows Market for CBD Products Grown as Medical Cannabis Are Taking Over

Regulation and enforcement are tightening in Florida for CBD products 'grown as hemp' and being imported into the state. Recent interviews and tips from industry insiders suggest traditional distributors for smoke shops and natural products have had "significant product seizures" in [...]