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February 24, 2020
How To Avoid 8 Costly Mistakes When Choosing a Merchant Processor
How To Avoid 8 Costly Mistakes When Choosing a Merchant Processor

Banking & Merchant Processing in the Hemp Industry Since hemp was declared a legal crop thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, banking has been still a huge stumbling block and has been somewhat of a moving target. It’s been tough to keep up with the changes and find reliable merchant processing. The end of 2019 – Dece...

February 18, 2020
Growing Hemp: Genetics, Seeds, Seedlings & Clones. Don’t Make These 4 Costly Mistakes!
Growing Hemp: Genetics, Seeds, Seedlings & Clones. Don’t Make These 4 Costly Mistakes!

  Hemp is fast becoming one of the most sought-after crops for farmers, thanks largely to the 2018 Farm Bill, which made it legal on a federal level to grow the versatile crop. Consumer demand for hemp-derived CBD products is on the rise, in everything from oil to tinctures to edibles, beverages and pet product...

February 12, 2020
The Benefit of Hemp Consulting - How a Hemp Consultant Can Save You Time & Money
The Benefit of Hemp Consulting - How a Hemp Consultant Can Save You Time & Money

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, the hemp/CBD industry is growing exponentially. It’s often likened to the Internet craze of the 1990’s, with new avenues for profit being created and more and more people looking to cash in. But as with any new industry, there are risks, and there is a very real potential for failure ...

February 05, 2020
How To Successfully Farm Hemp 5 Things To Know Before You Plant Your First Seed
How To Successfully Farm Hemp 5 Things To Know Before You Plant Your First Seed

Hemp is the new supercrop, thanks largely to the production of CBD-based products. CBD is estimated to be a $23+ billion industry within the next two years, thanks largely to the 2018 Farm Bill. After being an illegal crop for nearly a century, hemp is fast becoming the most sought-after crop for farmers. In fact, it’...

February 12, 2020
Marketing Your CBD Business - Top 5 Marketing Hacks for your CBD Retail Brand
Marketing Your CBD Business - Top 5 Marketing Hacks for your CBD Retail Brand

We’re at the start of a new retail boom, one that’s being likened to the Internet craze of the 1990s – CBD. CBD is fast becoming a multi-billion dollar industry, projected to be approximately $23 billion in just the next couple of years. CBD is fast becoming the most sought-after ingredient in many, many products, eve...

March 19, 2020
Advantages of the USDA Certified Organic Designation for Your Hemp and CBD Products
Advantages of the USDA Certified Organic Designation for Your Hemp and CBD Products

What It Means and Why You Should Consider Going Organic In the last decade or so, the term “organic” has become a common, everyday term, especially as more and more consumers are seeking out products carrying that label. Everything from produce, meat, seafood, snacks, beverages, even skincare and supplements. Sad...

March 19, 2020
Hemp & CBD Terms To Know: Decoding the Language of the Hemp & CBD Industry
Hemp & CBD Terms To Know: Decoding the Language of the Hemp & CBD Industry

The blossoming CBD and hemp industry is bringing with it a whole new vocabulary that is working its way into our everyday language. In order to fully participate in the industry, as with any industry, you need to now how to speak the language. And the language of hemp and CBD can be confusing because it’s introducing ...

March 23, 2020
Coronavirus and the Hemp & CBD Industry: Here’s What We Know
Coronavirus and the Hemp & CBD Industry: Here’s What We Know

We all know the drill by now – no large gatherings, social distancing, travel restrictions, store, restaurant and bars closed. Business and commerce is grinding to a slow crawl for the vast majority of the population. It’s almost impossible to not see daily coronavirus (or COVID-19) updates everywhere you look – the n...

April 02, 2020
White Label vs Private Label CBD Products for Retailers
White Label vs Private Label CBD Products for Retailers

What’s the Difference & What’s the Best Option for Your CBD Business? The CBD market is huge, and hemp has only been a legal crop for not even two years. It’s no secret that the market will explode in the coming five or ten years. Retailers are jumping into the market with both feet, hoping to cash in on growing co...

April 10, 2020
Move Over CBD & THC: Is CBG The Next Big Cannabinoid?
Move Over CBD & THC: Is CBG The Next Big Cannabinoid?

What You Need To Know About CBG The overwhelming interest in CBD over the last couple of years (since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp crops on a federal level) has opened the door for researchers to take a deep dive in exploring the therapeutic potential of other, lesser known – so far – cannabinoids. Namely? C...

April 24, 2020
CBD is Going to the Dogs… Literally
CBD is Going to the Dogs… Literally

4 Things To Know About CBD for Pets By now we’ve all seen the stats about CBD use in humans and understand how the CBD market is growing week after week. But what we don’t hear about as often is information about CBD usage for companion animals – our dogs, cats, even birds and horses. It shouldn’t surprise you to l...

April 20, 2020
The Latest Coronavirus Updates for the Hemp/CBD Industry
The Latest Coronavirus Updates for the Hemp/CBD Industry

Conferences Cancelled, Businesses Pivot to Survive During the Pandemic As we all become more and more adjusted to our new normal, there are many unanswered questions and a lot of uncertainty – things like, how long non-essential businesses will be closed, when we’ll be able to attend trade shows and conferences aga...

April 10, 2020
Crop Insurance Now An Option For Hemp Farmers
Crop Insurance Now An Option For Hemp Farmers

While it’s been almost two years now that hemp has been legal to grow, thanks to the Farm Bill passed in 2018, there are still a lot of unknowns and factors being ironed out. Banking, financing, local, state and federal guidelines and regulations, testing, importing, exporting, and of course, insurance. Until recently...

May 18, 2020
Beyond Oil and Tinctures: New CBD Products To Build Out Your Product Line
Beyond Oil and Tinctures: New CBD Products To Build Out Your Product Line

Diversify To Bring In, Keep Customers In a recent blog post, we talked about the rapidly expanding CBD market for pets, and how it’s a great way to expand your product offerings and target market. But new pet products are not the only way to attract and keep more customers. There are many new CBD-based products on ...

May 06, 2020
How To Read a CBD COA (Certificate of Analysis)
How To Read a CBD COA (Certificate of Analysis)

What to Look For, Why It’s Important Not all CBD products are created equal. There’s no way they can be. If you don’t already know that but are buying hemp-based CBD products, you should. CBD products are popping up everywhere, from specialty retailers to health and whole foods stores to big box retailers, convenie...

May 11, 2020
CBD Manufacturers Pivot To Produce Hand Sanitizer
CBD Manufacturers Pivot To Produce Hand Sanitizer

Post-COVID-19 Climate Creates Need for Personal Sanitizing Products The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work, most likely permanently. While we don’t know what the long-term future will look like yet, we can make some educated predictions based on what is happening right now. Slowly, as st...

June 15, 2020
Use Caution With Medical Claims and CBD Products
Use Caution With Medical Claims and CBD Products

It seems like no matter how many warnings or bad examples there are, some company somewhere will continue to make unproven medical claims about the effectiveness of CBD. Perhaps it’s to claim a bigger piece of the CBD market, or to emphasize a personal belief, or just to flat-out make money, no matter the cost. But ex...

May 28, 2020
Get to Know Your CBD Target Customer
Get to Know Your CBD Target Customer

Use Customer Demographics to Drive CBD Marketing Decisions   Everyone knows that if you have any kind of business, especially retail, you have to have a solid, on-going marketing and advertising plan, no matter how successful your business is. Getting new and retaining existing customers is not a one-time thing,...

June 22, 2020
CBD & the Coronavirus: Is There a Treatment on the Horizon?
CBD & the Coronavirus: Is There a Treatment on the Horizon?

Canadian Scientists Discover a Potential Breakthrough   We all know about the superpowers of hemp and cannabis – the plant that can do just about anything – literally. It’s hard to find another plant that is as versatile and accessible, but we’re fortunate that we can access it for just about anything we need – ...

February 12, 2020
Raw Material Sourcing - How to Navigate the CBD Supply Chain Like a Pro
Raw Material Sourcing - How to Navigate the CBD Supply Chain Like a Pro

The hemp industry is fast becoming one of the most lucrative ones in business today. Thanks to the popularity and interest in everything CBD, more and more people are interested in getting in on the action. From seed to finished product, raw materials are in demand. However, despite growing demand from the consumer, t...