Industry News

Illinois Delays Awarding More Than 80 Cannabis Business Licenses

The July 1 deadline for issuing adult-use cannabis craft grower, infuser and transporter licenses by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has been temporarily suspended. Due to the previous application deadline extension and the ongoing... more »

Applications Now Available For NCIA Committees

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 committee term. NCIA committees are an opportunity for its members to get engaged in specific industry issues and sectors of their professional... more »

More Than 950,000 Illegal Plants Seized in California by Cannabis Eradication Campaign

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the arrest of 148 individuals as part of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) Program, the nation’s largest illegal marijuana eradication program. This year, CAMP eradicated 953,459 marijuana plants... more »

Canada: Seniors Showing Most Growth in Cannabis Usage

New data from the National Cannabis Survey (NCS) continue to show generational differences across various cannabis-related behaviors post-legalization. Canadians aged 65 and older are less likely to consume cannabis than younger Canadians, yet seniors are... more »

FDA Issues Consumer Warning on THC Vaping Products

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigate incidents of severe lung injuries and deaths associated with the use of vaping products, the FDA has issued a consumer... more »

CBD Producer Sues Hemp Seed Seller for $44M Loss

Lexington, Kentucky-based CBD producer Elemental Processing is suing Troutdale, Oregon-based HP Farms over hemp seeds that failed to produce as promised. Elemental Processing claims it was sold more than 6 million seeds that were male... more »

NSF International to Offer Testing, Certification for CBD, Hemp Products

Global public health organization NSF International will now provide a variety of independent testing, verification, auditing and certification services to manufacturers of consumer products containing hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). NSF subsidiary Quality Assurance International,... more »

US House Approves SAFE Banking Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act with a 321-103 vote. The bill, introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) with bipartisan support, was passed by the Financial... more »

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