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Where’s Walmart? Opening of Canadian CBD Market Prompts Speculation About Retail Giant

Last month, rumors emerged that Walmart’s Canada division was conducting preliminary investigations into stocking its stores with CBD products, a move many consider to be inspired by Canada’s legalizing adult-use cannabis sales. Though details are not forthcoming, the very rumor [...]

Awaiting Word on Rescheduling, the Market Watches Epidiolex

Pending word at any time, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is expected to reschedule Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug derived from cannabis. An announcement was due on Sept. 23, but by press time remained forthcoming. Manufactured by the London-based [...]

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 [...]