Tilray To Acquire Manitoba Harvest, The World’s Largest Hemp Food Company

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Acquisition unites cannabis pioneer with leading natural food CPG company to create hemp and CBD-infused food and wellness products for North America CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Tilray will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities Read the full article…

U.S. Firm Buys Manitoba Hemp Company For $133M

KPMG forecast that the nutraceuticals market will be worth around $250 billion by 2018, and while the exact scope of what is considered a nutraceutical is broad and variable, the products identified in the KPMG report largely fell within the GBI definition of nutraceuticals.

CANADA:  A Manitoba company that specializes in hemp products has been bought by a U.S. firm for $132.5 million. On Monday, Compass Diversified Holdings announced its plan to buy Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., otherwise known as “Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods.” Compass Diversified Holdings buys small or middle-market businesses in niche markets, according to the company’s website. Read the full article…

Hemp Could Be Breakthrough Crop In Southern Alberta

Canadian hemp company looks to expand to Southern Alberta: “We’re very optimistic about the future of industrial hemp.”

CANADA:  Hemp could be positioned as a breakthrough crop for southern Alberta. That’s the hope of a Manitoba company looking for more of the plant’s seed to aid in the production of a line of health-food products. Last week, Manitoba Harvest officials visited southern Alberta to meet with growers and researchers, and encourage locals to Read the full article…

Canada Looking For A Piece Of American Hemp Crop

A pair of Colorado Springs paramedics will open a first of its kind hemp store and grow in Lake George this weekend.

CANADA:  Canada legalized hemp sixteen years ago. So while the conversation in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business. The 2014 farm bill allows for the farming of hemp where state laws have legalized the crop. Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana and Maine are early leaders among Read the full article…

Hemp Declared Next ‘It’ Food; Finally Overcomes Marijuana Misnomer

Hemp takes many forms and has many beneficial uses

Hemp does give a damn about its bad reputation. This particularly trusty strain of Cannabis has been besmirched by its illicit cousin marijuana, a cultivar of Cannabis that is smoked for recreational purposes. Hemp has a microscopic and harmless amount of THC—the chemical in marijuana that gets you high—and has an extremely versatile skill set.

Hemp Declared Next ‘It’ Food; Finally Overcomes Marijuana Misnomer

Hemp takes many forms and has many beneficial uses

Hemp does give a damn about its bad reputation. This particularly trusty strain of Cannabis has been besmirched by its illicit cousin marijuana, a cultivar of Cannabis that is smoked for recreational purposes. Hemp has a microscopic and harmless amount of THC—the chemical in marijuana that gets you high—and has an extremely versatile skill set.