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This section includes all business and company-related news on the CBD industry. Updates include all news relating to companies in terms of revenue changes, partnerships and mergers, and lawsuits and closure, as well as various medical innovations, technological improvements and general product development. We offer full-length news briefings as well as weekly news-in-brief updates.

The trouble with GMP – and why EU producers are at a disadvantage

Written by CBD-Intel || 30th April 2020 || Business briefing |

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GMP certification means little and European CBD producers are being held back by rules limiting varieties that can be grown, new analysis from CBD-Intel reveals. Our report also explains how US and Swiss producers are at an advantage...

CBD-Intel COVID-19 news round-up

Written by CBD-Intel || 30th April 2020 || Business briefing |

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In order to help you keep track of how all this is affecting the CBD industry around the world, all CBD-Intel’s COVID-19-related coverage can now be found in one place here ...

Finnish company declares regulatory related bankruptcy

Written by CBD-Intel || 24th April 2020 || Business briefing |

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Finnish authorities have cracked down on domestically based companies selling dietary supplements containing CBD, which they say lack EU authorisation, leading one of the largest importer of supplements to file for bankruptcy ...

‘4/20’ celebration goes online as CBD marketing adapts to lockdown

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 20th April 2020 || Business briefing |

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CBD companies have had to adapt marketing strategies as the COVID-19 pandemic has developed. The pandemic and the associated practice of social distancing have overtaken 4/20, the biggest promotional day for cannabis ...

Can algae offer a high-tech, low-cost CBD source? Business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 1st April 2020 || Business briefing |

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Also: Drug mart deal for CBD on prescription; A little hemp in your tea, sir?; Celebrity cook denies endorsing CBD; Convenience store chain to sell CBD snacks; UK firm launches CBG hand cleanser; CBD products on Circle K...

Two companies separately develop micelle encapsulation for CBD

Written by CBD-Intel || 27th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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Two companies have independently come up with the same general solution to major CBD problems. Micelle encapsulation replicates the body’s normal internal process of absorbing fats. The process used by the companies encapsulates CBD in micelles ...

US firm gets approval to sell $3 seeds in Colombia: business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 26th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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Also: £500k funding for online retailer; Hollister picks magic mushroom researchers; KushCo scales back trading prediction; HempNova prepares to grow and process in Oregon ...

Denver-to-Dallas move goes ahead despite coronavirus outbreak

Written by CBD-Intel || 25th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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Also: GW suggests another possible use for Epidyolex; Lawsuit alleges hemp plants were contaminated with pesticide; Elixinol rebrands to move away from medicinal image; Kentucky hemp business goes bust ...

Company launches CBD-infused hand sanitiser: business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 20th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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A company has launched a hand sanitiser infused with CBD, a US wellness brand is selling what it claims is the world’s first CBD blanket, and Dog-sledding champion Lance Mackey has admitted to giving his dogs CBD, plus...

CBD events called off or put back as coronavirus tightens grip

Written by CBD-Intel || 19th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people across the world, a swathe of CBD-related events have been called off or postponed. Here is a list of some of the major ones, with dates and details ...

Company boss hopes to help draw up legalisation of hemp in Kazakhstan

Written by CBD-Intel || 12th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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Companies are beginning to show interest in Kazakhstan ahead of an anticipated liberalisation of cannabis laws they hope will allow the cultivation and production of hemp products for medical, food and other purposes ...

MLB to look again at rules barring CBD from baseball: business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 12th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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Other stories here: Frustrated wine-grower turns to hemp research; Patent given for CBD/CBG ‘micropearl’; GW reclaims UK rights to Sativex; Kentucky crop to be destroyed; Fight goes on over rights to cream formula ...

Would you like a dash of CBD with your burger? Business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 5th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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A Denver-based chain claims to be the first CBD burger franchise in the US, while a Japanese company says it can extract CBD from orange peel. These and other stories are in CBD-Intel's latest round-up of business news...

Join CBD-Intel for breakfast in Barcelona and pick our brains

Written by CBD-Intel || 26th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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The first CBD-Intel Breakfast Briefing will be held in our home city of Barcelona on 13th March, to coincide with Europe’s largest cannabis trade show, Spannabis, and is free to our valued clients and subscribers ...

Toothpaste giant enters CBD market: business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 26th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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Toothpaste giant Colgate is entering the CBD market, researchers have created a laser scanner that can tell the difference between legal hemp and potentially illegal cannabis, and wrestling legend Kevin Nash has become the latest celebrity to endorse...