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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Crediting the CBD company’s forthrightness, a federal judge in New York federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Massachusetts-based Curaleaf from investors who argued the company misled them about legality of its CBD products. The investors sued when Curaleaf’s share price fell in 2019 after
An executive from international CBD brand Elixinol has been appointed to the board of directors at the U.S. Hemp Authority — one of the industry’s self-regulatory bodies. “From the start, Elixinol has gone above and beyond when it comes to product efficacy and transparency,” Elixinol CEO for the Americas Tom Siciliano said about his appointment.
A Swiss CBD company is accusing e-cigarette maker Juul of infringing on one of its patents. SwissX alleges in a lawsuit that Juul pods copy a nicotine vapor delivery system that SwissX bought the rights to last year, according to Law 360. The lawsuit was filed in Delaware federal court. SwissX, which is owned by
Clint Eastwood has filed a third lawsuit alleging CBD companies are falsely claiming he’s endorsing their products. The legal action is the second the legendary actor has filed against Los Angeles-based Norok Innovation Inc. and its CEO Eric Popowicz but includes a different set of defendants, according to Law 360, which first reported the case.
Dallas-based Generation Hemp Inc. has acquired a processing company in Kentucky with a 48,000-square-foot facility for $5.1 million. The acquisition of Halcyon Thruput LLC  will be payable in $2.5 million of restricted common stock, $1.75 million in cash and a $870,000 promissory note, Generation Hemp said Tuesday. Generation Hemp will also take over $1 million
Molson Coors Beverage Co. says it has launched CBD drinks in Colorado through TRUSS CBD USA, its joint venture with HEXO Corp. The beverage line will be available in three flavors – Grapefruit Tarragon, Strawberry Hibiscus and Blueberry Lavender under the name, “Verywell,” Molson Coors and HEXO said Wednesday. The companies first partnered in 2018
Hemp products manufacturer Vertical Wellness Inc. has bought a candy-making company to expand its reach into the edibles market. Vertical Wellness CEO Smoke Wallin said purchasing The Organic Candy Factory, based in California, is a “perfect segue” to expand into selling gummy-bear infused CBD products, Reuters reported Wednesday. The candy company currently doesn’t make cannabis-infused
A Colorado extraction company has hired a new director of sales. Greeley-based Vantage Hemp Co. said in a news release Tuesday Christian Santi’s responsibility will be to expand the company’s sales in the U.S., Europe and South America. “The addition of Christian to our team reinforces our promise for data-driven, consistent and premium CBD extracts
Hemp-derived CBD supplement maker Elixinol shed half of its global workforce and shuttered production lines in the first half of this year in response to market decline stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Now the Australian company is looking to leverage a leaner operation and focus on its core CBD brands for future success. Talking
A subsidiary of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has started producing and selling CBD softgels in Europe. Nestlé Health Science partnered with Geocann, a cannabis-product manufacturer headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, to launch broad-spectrum CBD softgel formulations with a special droplet delivery system known as VESIsorb. The first large-scale batch of the
Journalists try Color Up’s CBD skincare products at a virtual launch event. (Photo courtesy of Debra Locker) Looking to educate and innovate without in-person events, hemp and marijuana companies are turning to virtual platforms for everything from trade conferences and product launches to consumer education and staff training. Spaces that facilitate an exchange of ideas,
Ecofibre Limited, an Australian manufacturer of hemp-derived CBD, food products, textiles and composites, has completed a $42 million purchase of a portfolio of manufacturing businesses in North Carolina to support the commercialization of its Hemp Black facemask and gaiter line. The acquisition of textile manufacturing platform TexInnovate, completed ahead of schedule this week, was completed
A UK retailer has launched a limited-edition hemp textile sneaker by U.S. athletic apparel giant Nike. Nike has partnered with the UK’s size? retail outlet to sell the Nike Air Zoom Type ‘Hemp’ shoe. The shoe launched on the retailer’s app and in stores on Friday, priced at £140 ($185). Nike did not respond to
A labeling lawsuit accusing American Shaman CBD of falsely claiming its products were free of heavy metals has been dismissed from federal court – but the plaintiff plans to revive the lawsuit in Florida court. U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas on Tuesday approved the plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the case against the Missouri-based manufacturer. Daniel