The European Hemp Scene {$excerpt:n} Hemp’s landscape in Europe is getting trimmed. How will this affect hemp use for the people? When we think of the EU’s hemp scene we conjure up images of smoky Dutch coffee shops and huge increases in CBD oil usage in Germany. However, this is swiftly changing as herds…

Politically Motivated Investigations of Legitimate Cannabis Businesses: One More Reason for Cannabis Operators to Return to the Black Market? {$excerpt:n} In June 2020, John W. Elias, a prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testified to the U.S. House Committee Judiciary that investigations of cannabis mergers were pursued based on Attorney General…

Cannabis & COVID: Changes, Advances & Opportunities {$excerpt:n} The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves around the world, and they’re still rippling today. Businesses had to quickly pivot from in-person transactions and services to virtual operations, or close down until stay at home orders and other restrictions eased or lifted. While it varies from…

CBD You in Court: Consumer Class Actions Involving Hemp-Derived CBD Products {$excerpt:n} Consumer demand for products containing cannabidiol (CBD) is on the rise across the country, with industry experts estimating that the market for CBD products will reach $20 billion by 2024. This boom in consumer demand has outpaced the regulatory framework surrounding these products.…

European Commission looks poised for missteps on hemp extracts {$excerpt:n} Indicators from the European Commission could signal calamitous decisions are ahead for CBD operators across the continent, while at the same time the Commission is also likely to encourage restrictions at the international level. After issuing a surprising “preliminary conclusion” last month that non-medical…

Leaders in Extraction & Manufacturing: Part 2 {$excerpt:n} Cannabis extraction and manufacturing is big business in California with companies expanding brands into additional states as they grow. This is the second article in a series where we interview leaders in the California extraction and manufacturing industry from some of the biggest and most well-known brands.…

The Hottest U.S. Cannabis Retail Brands Right Now {$excerpt:n} The Brand Marketing Byte showcases highlights from Pioneer Intelligence’s Cannabis Brand Marketing Snapshots, featuring data-led case studies covering marketing and business development activities of U.S. licensed cannabis companies. In this week’s Byte, we’re taking a look at the hottest retail U.S. cannabis brands right now. Using a…

Spanish Cannabis Approved for Import to Germany {$excerpt:n} It is official. BfArM, the German version of the Food and Drug Administration and the federal agency with oversight of the national cannabis program, has approved Spanish medical cannabis imports into the country. Indeed, three German companies are now finalizing their paperwork to allow the transfer to…

Cannabis Tourism Could Help Cities Struggling Due to COVID-19 {$excerpt:n} Cannabis tourism is not a new concept. For many decades vacationers have flocked to cannabis hotspots like Amsterdam, Jamaica, Thailand, and other international destinations often associated with cannabis, albeit unregulated cannabis. Options for legal cannabis tourism have increased in recent years with the spread…