Author: Richard Sharp

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  • What’s Really in Your CBD? An App Helps You Find Out

    What’s Really in Your CBD? An App Helps You Find Out

    April 22nd, 2019 – Consumer beware. In the fast emerging CBD products market, thousands of manufacturers around the world are rushing to capture market share and convince you, the consumer, that they’ve got the best products going. And while many manufacturers do in fact work hard to produce quality products, a 2017 study found 70% of nearly 90…

  • 81-year old U.S. Hemp Prohibition Ends Today

    81-year old U.S. Hemp Prohibition Ends Today

    December 20th, 2018 – Finally, 81 years after the United States Government began a prohibition on the lowly hemp plant, the 2018 Farm Bill, signed today by Donald Trump, removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.  Woody Harrelson should be proud. While the main intent of the $867 billion Farm Bill’s is to fund crop…

  • Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    August 14th, 2018 – The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) announced that on August 10th, Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and officials at Health Canada issued a decision to allow industrial hemp farmers to undertake whole plant harvest for the 2018 crop. Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and…

  • Canada Set To Allow Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

    Canada Set To Allow Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

    June 27, 2018 – In a move that will have implications for Canada’s nascent cannabis industry, this week the federal government is expected to announce new regulations for the cultivation of legal cannabis which will allow companies to grow their crops outdoors. For existing producers heavily invested in indoor and greenhouse cultivation, there is concern the…

  • Consolidation in Canada’s Cannabis Industry Accelerates

    Consolidation in Canada’s Cannabis Industry Accelerates

    May 14th, 2018 – Consolidation in Canada’s nascent marijuana industry is heating up, with two of the largest players agreeing to the biggest merger seen so far in the sector.  Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to buy rival MedReleaf Corp. for about C$2.9 billion ($2.2 billion) in stock, the companies said Monday in a statement. The deal…

  • DEA Wins Final Rule CBD Lawsuit

    DEA Wins Final Rule CBD Lawsuit

    May 2nd. 2018 – A federal appeals court this week dealt a blow to makers of CBD-rich cannabis extracts who were trying to stop the Drug Enforcement Administration from considering their products as dangerous drugs. On April 30th, the Ninth Circuit appeals court judges ruled against the Hemp Industries Association in their bid to overturn a…

  • Government Health Advisers Recommend FDA Approve Epidiolex

    Government Health Advisers Recommend FDA Approve Epidiolex

    April 19th, 2018 – A British pharmaceutical company is closer to getting its CBD medicine to the U.S. market with the government’s blessing, a first for the cannabis industry and potential game-changer for all marijuana and cannabidiol producers. A panel of government health advisers gave a unanimous recommendation Thursday to the U.S. Food and Drug…

  • Mitch McConnell Wants Congress to Legalize Hemp

    Mitch McConnell Wants Congress to Legalize Hemp

    March 26th, 2018 – Kentucky – Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the controlled substances list that now associates it with its cousin – marijuana. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky…

  • Study: Cannabidiol’s Potential for Alcoholics & Addicts

    Study: Cannabidiol’s Potential for Alcoholics & Addicts

    March 25th, 2018 – While Cannabidiol (CBD) has received attention for it’s therapeutic potential in treating epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, recently, CBD has also been explored for potential in treating drug addiction. Substance use disorders are chronically relapsing conditions and relapse risk persists for multiple reasons including craving induced by drug contexts, susceptibility to stress, elevated…