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Statement on Cannabidiol for the FDA

Project CBD responds to the Food and Drug Administration's call for statements on the use of CBD. By On September 14, 2017 Sept. 13, 2017 The legal and regulatory status of cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the cannabis plant with a huge therapeutic upside, has...

5 Ways CBD Can Improve Your Health

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive chemical compound found inside the cannabis plant. It’s all over the news right now, and science is finally paying it a lot of attention due to discoveries in its ability to potentially treat a wide variety of physical,...

CBD and Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky have identified a previously unknown molecular target of cannabidiol (CBD), which may have significant therapeutic implications for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Read Full Article at: CBD Report CBD...

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How Much Cannabis Astroturfing Is Afoot In The UK?

How Much Cannabis Astroturfing Is Afoot In The UK?

Astroturfing is the practice, in political messaging and campaigns, of creating what seems to be a legitimate, grassroots inspired campaign that is actually bought and paid for by an industry lobby or other corporate interests. It is also clear that this practice is...

Luxembourg Announces Plans For Two Year Transition To Recreational Use

Luxembourg Announces Plans For Two Year Transition To Recreational Use

For those who have been watching, Luxembourg has played an inordinately influential role on the entire cannabis discussion in Europe for the past year. This summer, the country announced that it had plans to implement recreational use (for residents only) within two...

Who’s Afraid of Biotech Institute LLC?

Who’s Afraid of Biotech Institute LLC?

While cannabis patenting activity is still in its infancy, relatively speaking, a lot has been written already about the cannabis patenting activity of an entity called Biotech Institute LLC (BI) of Westlake Village, California.1 BI is building a sizable portfolio of...

Michigan Shuts Down Cannabis Testing Lab

Michigan Shuts Down Cannabis Testing Lab

In a state where cannabis testing labs are already hard to come by, one lab just got their license suspended, bringing the total number of testing labs in Michigan from six down to five. According to the Detroit Free Press, last week, Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory...

Curaleaf Fined Big Time in Massachusetts

Curaleaf Fined Big Time in Massachusetts

According to Masslive.com, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission fined Curaleaf $250,000 “for failing to disclose a change of ownership and ask permission from state regulators before completing the transaction.” The news comes just weeks after the US Food...

CannTrust Meltdown Indicative Of Summer Of Scandal To Come

CannTrust Meltdown Indicative Of Summer Of Scandal To Come

While you may not have heard of CannTrust Holdings so far, that is now about to change. A summer spectacle of double dealing and corporate greed has put this Canadian cannabis company on the global map. Unfortunately, the current meltdown underway is indicative of...

European Cannabis Summer Roundup

European Cannabis Summer Roundup

There have been many significant developments this summer in Europe that will shape the debate about reform and the legal cannabis market that trails it, for at least the next year. Here is Cannabis Industry Journal’sroundup of our biggest events and trends over...

Poland Pushes Forward On Reform

Poland Pushes Forward On Reform

Given all the fuss about newly opened markets in Europe of late (see all the hullabaloo recently in the UK), it would be remiss for anyone in the industry to forget about Poland. The Eastern European country that shares a large part of its border (if not recent...

CBD Health Claims Spur FDA Warning & Product Seizure Threats

CBD Health Claims Spur FDA Warning & Product Seizure Threats

The 2018 Farm Bill gave cannabis businesses around the country a legal path to market and sell hemp and hemp-derived products. Despite the groundbreaking law, several regulatory uncertainties remain. The FDA has been a source of many of those uncertainties, but recent...

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