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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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Harvest Connect Aims to Advance Georgia Hemp Market

Harvest Connect Aims to Advance Georgia Hemp Market

Georgia doesn’t have a hemp market yet, but that is about to change. In 2019, the Georgia state legislature passed two bills: HB 213, the Georgia Hemp Farming Act and HB 324, the Hope Act, which legalized low-THC oil. While the regulatory framework for the program is...

Is Australian Cannabis Going Corporate?

Is Australian Cannabis Going Corporate?

Patient numbers in Australia are going in only one way – up. As of last month, the Australian government reported that it had approved a record 3,594 cannabis prescriptions in October 2019 – or about twice as many as it had approved in only July. As...

What’s Going Down In The Danish Cannabis Market?

What’s Going Down In The Danish Cannabis Market?

Despite the fact that the Danes are going to do something that is still verboten in Germany and many other European locales (namely allow a recreational trial), the overall bloom is off the first heady days of the cannabis rose here in Denmark. Medical sales have...

FDA Issues Warnings to 15 CBD Companies, Updates Safety Concerns

FDA Issues Warnings to 15 CBD Companies, Updates Safety Concerns

On November 25th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to 15 different companies for “illegally selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).” They also...

Nevada Lab License Suspended Amid Potency Results Investigation

Nevada Lab License Suspended Amid Potency Results Investigation

Back in September, Nevada officials announced a state-wide investigation into how products with high levels of yeast and mold were sold in dispensaries and alleged that labs could possibly be manipulating potency numbers on certificates of analysis. Then in late...

Where Does the FDA Stand on CBD?

Where Does the FDA Stand on CBD?

CBD Intro Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 1000 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD was identified as an isolate from Minnesota Hemp in the 1930s (Gururajan, 2016). Unlike many other cannabinoids and compounds found in cannabis flower, CBD is not...

Second Canadian Cannabis Company Admits To Illegal Grows

Second Canadian Cannabis Company Admits To Illegal Grows

For the second time this year, a Canadian public cannabis company with interests far outside the country, has fessed up to unlicensed growing. This time it is Hexo, a company with many issues floating since this summer’s bombshell disclosures about CannTrust....

How to Protect Your Business from the Emerging Vaping Crisis

How to Protect Your Business from the Emerging Vaping Crisis

The year 2020 may become a pivotal year for cannabis operators and service providers, including increased access to financial services, and increased exposure to product liability lawsuits. On a positive note, if enacted, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of...

Cannabis Industry Insurance Outlook for 2020

Cannabis businesses have a lot to look forward to in 2020. After a bipartisan push through the House, the Safe Banking Act currently awaits passage in the Senate and then the president’s signature. If all goes well, the bill will allow the financial sector to finally...

MORE Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

MORE Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

According to a press release published by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act by a 24-10 vote. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler...

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