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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • CBD from Industrial Hemp in America

    CBD from Industrial Hemp in America

    September 7th, 2017 –  Production and sale of hemp-derived cannabinoid products continue to expand across the United States. But the legal basis for the markets remains clouded in uncertainty. Cannabinoid products are often derived from the cannabis plant, some of which is still classified as marijuana, which was placed on Schedule I under the federal…

  • Speaker Ryan: CBD Legalization May Pass U.S. House

    Speaker Ryan: CBD Legalization May Pass U.S. House

    The top elected Republican in the United States said the U.S. House of Representatives may vote to legalize CBD, potentially opening a bounty of new market opportunities for this form of marijuana oil. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, told a local broadcaster Monday he’s fairly confident a CBD legalization measure can pass the…

  • CBD a Wonder Drug for Child Epilepsy?

    CBD a Wonder Drug for Child Epilepsy?

    TORONTO – An Alberta mother whose daughter has severe epilepsy has travelled to Ontario for a medical marijuana prescription after the girl’s doctor said he was no longer allowed to provide permission to purchase the product. In 2013, Sarah Wilkinson had started extracting cannabis oil from dried marijuana — purchased from a licensed grower with…

  • Vermont Dispensaries Want to Grow Hemp for CBD

    Vermont Dispensaries Want to Grow Hemp for CBD

    August 28th, 2015 – State officials in Vermont are asking lawmakers to allow marijuana dispensaries to grow hemp plants and produce and sell cannabidiol. The dispensaries want to sell the oil as a treatment for children who suffer from seizures and other neurological symptoms, according to Lindsay Wells, marijuana program administrator at the Department of…