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Hemp Processor to Expand Operations in Kentucky

Looking to reap the benefits from federal action to legalize hemp, a hemp processor said Friday it will expand operations in Kentucky by building a $40 million plant in a rural area where it hopes to cultivate ties with farmers growing the crop.

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GenCanna Global Will Invest $40 million to Build its Fourth Kentucky Hemp Facility

Vertically integrated, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) manufacturer GenCanna Global USA Inc. will create 80-plus jobs for Kentuckians with a new $40 million multipurpose processing facility in Mayfield, Graves County Economic Development and its partners announced today.

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GenCanna Hires Hemp Farmers for '19

The company planning to turn the former AmerisourceBergen building in downtown Paducah into a hemp processing and retail facility has hired over 30 West Kentucky farmers to grow the crop in 2019.

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GenCanna Plans $40m Investment In Graves County

GenCanna Global USA, Inc. continued its commitment to invest in West Kentucky by announcing plans to construct a $40 million hemp processing facility in Graves County and create 80+ jobs. Former Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner, and current U.S. Congressman James Comer (pictured above) was on hand to celebrate the announcement, saying, "The key to giving farmers the opportunity to grow hemp, you have to have processors. So GenCanna locating here opens up western Kentucky to hemp."

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KY Based Hemp Company GenCanna Announces Expansion

The federal farm bill, passed this week by Congress and awaiting the signature of President Trump, has already spurred the expansion of a Kentucky-based hemp company.

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GenCanna and Atalo Holdings to form Hemp Partnership

GenCanna makes initial minority investment in Atalo, and the strategic partnership will align the companies’ cultivation operations.

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Retired U.S. DEA Senior Executive Joins GenCanna as Senior Advisor

GenCanna Global Inc. (“GenCanna”) announced today that retired U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Senior Executive, Special Agent in Charge, Karl Colder will be joining the company in an advisory capacity on a range of security and policy issues.

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MariMed Enters Fast Growing Hemp CBD Market in Partnership with GenCanna

MariMed makes $30 million strategic investment in GenCanna to become MariMed’s global Hemp CBD supplier for business unit focused on Hemp CBD consumer products and GenCanna dramatically expands Hemp CBD production capacity.

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GenCanna and Thar Process Announce Partnership Bringing New Scale to Hemp CBD Industry with Supercritical Technology

GenCanna Global USA, Inc. (“GenCanna” or “The Company”) and Thar Process (“Thar”) jointly announced today that they will be bringing novel supercritical CO2 technology to market by the end of the year.

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GenCanna Celebrates American Farming Tradition on Independence Day

From our Kentucky home, we recognize the tremendous effort and persistence that generations have given to drive this industry forward. We carry these traditions on in 2018 by galvanizing momentum for the Farm Bill --

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GenCanna Requests Immediate Action to Save Hemp Legalization.

In response to an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill filed by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Steve Bevan, President, GenCanna Global issues the following statement on behalf of GenCanna Global USA.


The First Hemp Company to Be Certified Kosher

Advances in the medical marijuana industry have captured the world’s imagination and headlines in recent years. So much so that even the Orthodox Union got on board, giving kosher certification to edibles — albeit with the caveat that their use be restricted to medicinal purposes only.

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GenCanna™ Opens new facility

Matty Mangone-Miranda, CEO of GenCanna Global, said the new facility is a nod to the company’s growth. “This is a great moment for our business,” he said. “We are growing fast.”


GenCanna™ Celebrates Expansion and Hemp History Week With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On the first day of Hemp History Week, GenCanna Global Inc.™, a worldwide leader in hemp cultivation, manufacturing, and hemp-derived products, celebrated their continued growth and expansion with the official opening of a new office facility in Winchester, KY.

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GenCanna™ Applauds Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally introduced a bill on the Senate floor that would officially remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, allowing farmers to grow hemp as an agricultural product and businesses to sell its extracts...


GenCanna™ Supports U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Call For Industrial Hemp Reform

GenCanna™ President Steve Bevan met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and leaders from Kentucky’s hemp industry on Monday



In response to an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill filed by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Steve Beva, President, GenCanna Globa issues the following statement on behalf of GenCanna Global USA.


Hemp Farming Bill Hits US Senate Next Week With Powerful Bipartisan Support for Legalization

The bill, which will be introduced next week by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, would move to distinguish the difference between marijuana and hemp so that it could be legally farmed as an agricultural product.



Meeting with The Jerusalem Post in Tel Aviv on Sunday, leaders of the company explained that this is an important step in their effort to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp. “Many people are very aware that kosher means quality,” said GenCanna president Steve Bevan. “We are demystifying cannabis and calling it food.”


GenCanna™ Announces Official Kosher Certification For Its Hemp-Derived Products

GenCanna Global Inc.™, world leader in hemp agriculture, innovation and consumer products proudly announces the official Kosher certification of all of its hemp-derived products by Kentucky Kosher International.


Founding Member GenCanna™ Celebrates Launch of U.S. Hemp Roundtable Website

GenCanna Global Inc.™, a worldwide leader in agriculture and industrial hemp and hemp-derived products, proudly announces the website launch of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, “a coalition of the nation’s leading hemp companies and major national grassroots organizations representing every link of the product chain from seed to sale.”


Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture and Harvard Kennedy School Fellows Visit GenCanna™

GenCanna Global, Inc., world leader in hemp-derived consumer products, hemp farming and genetics, proudly welcomed Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and fellows from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership to the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, Kentucky. 

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Better health a few drops away

“Industrial hemp is on a slow-burn toward titan crop status and will be the fastest growing segment of agricultural crops during the next 15 years,” says Matty Mangone-Miranda, GenCanna’s president and CEO. “What is hemp’s U.S. future? Just look at the facts.


Lehigh Valley lands industrial hemp research projects

The greater Lehigh Valley scored a handful of the first 16 industrial hemp research projects approved by the state Department of Agriculture.


GenCanna™ is a Title Sponsor for the 24th Annual HIA Conference

Leading Hemp-Derived Brand to Support Convergence of Experts, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Farmers and Business Owners to “Share the Vision”

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The Great Kentucky Hemp Experiment

The Shell Farms & Greenhouses is an expansive 1,000-acre property in Garrard County, 37 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky. The five-generation family farm is operated by 31-year-old Giles Shell..

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Hemp Is New Tobacco: KY Bets on weeds cousin

It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it’s hemp, marijuana’s legal cousin, and it’s taking over the Bluegrass state. Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago was the most tobacco-dependent state.....


GenCanna Company Profile - The CBD Report

GenCanna Global is a business heavily focused on the agronomic, horticulture, and processing elements of the hemp industry. Research and development are significant initiatives for GenCanna, and the company leverages.....


Kentucky CBD: Back to the Future with Industrial Hemp

On May 5th 2015, James Comer, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), held a press conference in a Lexington-based tobacco facility belonging to G.F. Vaughan, the last remaining tobacco processor in Kentucky.


Florida makes final preparations for growing and dispensing

Rod Hollingsworth Jr. came of age watching his father and grandfather grow orchids in this community of sprawling farms and historic homes along the Peace River. He learned to appreciate the shape of their petals, each shade of violet, magenta and white.


Hemp Profit Gets Real

Giles Shell was racing against rain when opportunity climbed the Kentucky hilltop where he and a 12-man crew were setting tobacco. Escorted by his father, Gary, a small cadre of agricultural entrepreneurs from California and Colorado had come to probe possibilities for...

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Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?

At the birth of any industry, uncertainty abounds. So does opportunity, say Kentuckians like Joe Schroeder of Freedom Seed and Feed, who is among those growing industrial hemp and advocating for others....


Hemp taking over Kentucky's tobacco resources

WINCHESTER — Tucked away off a narrow country road in Clark County, in the middle of a farm, 27 acres of hemp grew all summer. Now, the plants will be harvested and processed. Kentucky, hailed as a leader by industrial hemp...