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08 Feb Big US tobacco company buys stakes in Canadian cannabis growers, American hemp firm

A publicly traded U.S. tobacco company has bought controlling stakes in two Canadian marijuana producers and invested in a North Carolina hemp grower, making what is believed to be the first foray by a significant tobacco business into the cannabis ind...

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23 Jan Hemp State Highlight: Tennessee fights humidity, lack of processing in bid to gain market share

Some hemp growers struggle to get water for their crops.
In Tennessee, hemp farmers have the opposite problem: They must grow a plant – one that doesn’t like soggy roots – in a climate with high humidity and more than 50 inches of rain a year.
Hemp Sta...

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16 Jan Sessions’ marijuana antagonism spooks hemp industry, but some see silver lining

Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t have hemp in mind when he repealed Obama-era protections for state-legal marijuana businesses. But his announcement last week threw shock waves into the hemp industry, too, leaving entrepreneurs scrambling to reass...

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21 Nov L.A. firm aims to boost Colorado hemp farm to 900 acres

A Los Angeles-based real estate company is seeking to expand an 80-acre hemp research site in Pueblo, Colorado, by almost 12-fold, which would make it one of the largest hemp operations in the state. Agritek Holdings – which has water and mineral...

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18 Oct Hemp State Highlight: Vermont’s hemp industry could see big changes from MJ, larger neighbors

By Kristen Nichols
Vermont’s small hemp industry has cause for great optimism: The state has the nation’s loosest hemp regulations and a latitude that makes it an easy fit for hemp cultivars developed in Canada and northern Europe.
But Vermont’s hemp g...

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