Category: Cannabidiol / CBD

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • GW Pharma Completes Epidiolex® New Drug Application

    GW Pharma Completes Epidiolex® New Drug Application

    October 30th, 2017 – GW Pharmaceuticals and its U.S. Subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences Completes Rolling New Drug Application Submission to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Epidiolex® (cannabidiol) in the Treatment of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq:GWPH) (“GW” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from…

  • Study Finds Patients Swapping Pharma Drugs for CBD

    Study Finds Patients Swapping Pharma Drugs for CBD

    August 5th, 2017 – The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more likely than men to use CBD and once they started using it, were likely to drop their traditional medicine. A new survey from Brightfield Group and HelloMD covered 2,400 of HelloMD’s community of 150,000 members and did…

  • Aurora Cannabis to make Strategic Investment in HempCo

    Aurora Cannabis to make Strategic Investment in HempCo

    July 31, 2017 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc.  announced that it will make a strategic investment in Hempco for an ownership stake of up to 19.9% on a fully diluted basis, subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Hempco is one of the world’s largest producers of industrial hemp products, and currently offers three primary product lines:…

  • CBD Consumer Market Expected To Reach $2.1 Billion By 2020

    CBD Consumer Market Expected To Reach $2.1 Billion By 2020

    July 20th, 2017 -A recent report by the Hemp Business Journal predicts that the CBD consumer market will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020, with $450 million of those sales coming from hemp-based sources. Some experts have even higher expectations the CBD market, such as Matt Karnes of Greenwave Advisors, who predicts the CBD market…