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Companies seeking to innovate have been strapped for funds this difficult pandemic year, and startups in the cannabis category are no exception.
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Talk about happy holidays! The global CBD industry received two welcome gifts at the start of December: On Dec. 4, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-164 to support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), which aims to legalize cannabis at the federal level.
A U.S. House bill which would decriminalize cannabis and end its prohibition at the federal level will come before the House membership this week, likely some time between Wednesday and Friday.
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The 2020 election exacerbated America’s already bitter political divisions. But one thing on which voters seemed to agree was … cannabis.
While most of the world was focused on the United States’ presidential election, and rightfully so, five states in the US legalized marijuana at some level on November 3rd.
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The 2020 election season is loudly, sometimes alarmingly, in play. But whom and what to support? Biden/Harris? Trump/Pence? The Democrats or Republicans running for Congress in your state (with 35 seats Senate seats being contested and 435 in the U.S. House)?
The leader of the Spanish progressive, left-wing party is currently in talks with the government to push the proposal forward.
The shipment, largest legal one ever made in history, is going to be hopefully the first of many, producers say.
In an unexpected move, the country’s President blocked the decriminalization law passed at the beginning of the month, without any further explanation.
Botanists in the country are at the forefront of the research and development for a low-THC hemp strain that thrives in tropical climates.
Law enforcement is finally equipped to tell illicit cannabis from legal hemp.
The European Industrial Hemp Association just published a 26-pages paper outlining the role of hemp in Europe’s Green New Deal
The Paraguayan Congress approved the decriminalization of medical cannabis, authorizing even personal cultivation.
Multiple batches of the company’s medical cannabis oil appear to have failed testing for THC content.
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With the arrival of September, America’s approximately 17,000 hemp farmers are getting ready to harvest their half-million-acre 2020 crop. And in so doing, they’re besieged by multiple problems: the pandemic, of course, but also extreme weather, natural disasters … and politics.
The country’s Parliament recently decided review the reach of its anti-tobacco laws to CBD smokable products.
Could the dramatic story of a two-year old boy with West’s syndrome serve as a catalyst for change in UK medical cannabis policies?
State officials reckon federal guidelines are impracticable, and they say they won’t pursue state -level regulations.
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As of last month, Cuban law went as far as forbidding paraphernalia, clothing and any item anyhow related to cannabis.
Boomers (born 1946-64) and Millennials (born 1981-96) have long engaged in an off-and-on culture clash, each airing generational complaints against the other for two decades now: Which group comes across as more entitled? Which takes work (especially attire) more seriously? Which is hopelessly inept at technology?
Last week, the Southern state’s Department of Health Services unveiled its brand-new ‘Consumable Hemp Program’.
The FDA-approved drug Epidiolex just received the FDA green-light to add the disease to its clinical indications.
The European Commission about to kill the hemp sector: preliminary view states natural hemp extracts are a drug, against all reason, the latest scientific literature and the EU green ambitions. Catherine Wilson, EIHA vice president refer to those matters on Leafreport’s interview
A double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized clinical trial has shown high dosages of CBD are helpful in curbing cannabis overconsumption patterns.
The U.S. Senate voted against including marijuana banking protections in the coronavirus stimulus bill.
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For any Americans looking north these days to Canada to learn how cannabis startups in the Land of Maple Leaf are faring there two years into national legalization, a data-rich new report offers insight.Turns out that Canadians, in several important respects, are … just like us.
According to a preliminary position, natural hemp extracts would be a drug, and should be treated as such.
The US cannabis industry is getting one step closer to having a reliable and transparent regulation of cannabis-related research applications.
The country has decriminalized and regulated the cultivation of non-psychoactive hemp, paving the way to its own national cannabis industry.
The country recently designated the North Gyeongsang Province as its ‘special’ hemp farming site, looking at the creation of a national export-oriented cannabis industry.
Actor-Comedian-Writer Seth Rogen shared support for expungement of criminal records for cannabis crimes in a recent panel discussion ‘Reimagining Justice’
A joint venture of seven Colorado CBD brands will participate in a large-size scientific study on the impact of isolate and full-spectrum CBD on the human liver.
The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board raised concerns as to whether all member nations could enforce the proposed changes.
With COVID-19 cases spiking across the globe, this unique juncture in time poses especially heightened challenges for cannabis businesses
Cannabidiol now falls within the list of least controlled drugs. However, it is good news only for certain players in the industry.
The number of banks and credit unions servicing marijuana businesses dipped in the last fiscal quarter, according to new federal data.
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Louisiana is issuing a blanket ban on all smokable hemp and CBD-infused foods and drinks.
The European Industrial Hemp Association announced during its annual conference the birth of a new branch that will tackle Novel Foods licensing for CBD products in Europe.
The evolution of the cannabis industry from stoners tending clandestine backyard plots to multimillion companies operating legal, industrial-size operations has grown the need for professionals steeped in supply-chain, financial, management and agricultural skills
Two years after the legalization of hemp via the 2018 Farm Bill, a feeling of antsiness prevails among companies manufacturing products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, the active ingredient in hemp
The slow developments of cannabis law in South Africa may be pointing out to a bright future.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis decided the State will celebrate cannabis every year, during the second week of June.
The 17th edition of the annual European Industrial Hemp Association’s (EIHA) Hemp Conference just concluded yesterday.
While George Floyd’s murder put the spotlight on police brutality and racism, What people may not know, however, is the related issue of police and justice-system discrimination against those same minorities, especially black Americans, for minor offenses involving cannabis.
The nation-wide riots and protests ignited by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota brought along a wave of robberies and looting that is also affecting cannabis businesses.
While many Americans still feel skittish about using THC-infused marijuana because of legality issue, the sky’s seemingly the limit for companies offering hemp-derived CBD products. That’s the message of a new study from New Frontier Data study.
The acquisition opens the doors to the largest cannabis market in the world.
Beginning next month, Virginians found in possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer have to fear incarceration
This second across-the-pond merger puts the company on the map to lead Swiss, European market.
Last Monday, May 18th 2020, the Governor of the state of Massachusetts ruled in favor of recreational marijuana stores to open up again.
For many Americans, today, Memorial Day, is a time to honor our nation’s fallen military personnel. But for George Sadler and Brian Buckley, both leaders of Southern California-based cannabis companies, the day holds something more: a close partnership aimed at helping returning veterans with the difficult transition to civilian life.
Even as Democrats and Republicans in Congress spar over whether cannabis businesses should be eligible for COVID-19 federal loans, most Americans in adult-use legal states already view legalization as successful.
Czech company Kanavape files an appeal to the EU court, claiming France’s prohibition of CBD products infringes regulations on the free movement of goods
Israeli InterCure and Canndoc join forces with Tilray, becoming the first commercial importer of medical cannabis in the country.
Advocates, politicians and stakeholders came together in a virtual round-table to craft proposal that would finally include cannabis businesses in the federal relief program.
The first batches of aggregated data regarding the impact of Covid-19 on hemp businesses are available, and they are not looking exactly good.
The Food and Drug Administration warned two CBD companies over claims about their products being suitable to treat opioid addiction.
Former Hemp Industry Association President steps down, newly appointed President announces State Chapters Task Force.
The European Industrial Hemp Association has recently published a document, outlining their vision for the EU to bounce back from the current crisis
After two years since the proposal surfaced the Lebanese political discourse, the country passes a bill regulating the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes.
Some of the leading companies in the Canadian cannabis industry are initiating petitions demanding that the federal government included medical cannabis among the guaranteed services during the pandemic.
A recently published survey, conducted by the European Industrial Hemp Association, illustrates the market and industrial numbers of the hemp sector in Europe.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has directed official warnings to three CBD companies in regards to coronavirus-related claims
People are hoarding cannabis as the COVID-19 outbreak forces everyone to go into lockdown at home, perhaps for a long time.
If your business and revenues are tied to a cannabis company, you may not be eligible for Coronavirus relief loans
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its intention to assess applications to grow cannabis for medical research purposes, and anticipated new policy for the potential cultivators, contouring how this cultivation program would function.
Charlotte Figi, Dravet’s syndrome patient whose story paved the way for the CBD revolution in cannabis, passes away
A reform introduced by Justice and Home Affairs jeopardizes the activities of hemp farmers, processors and distributors.
The country of origin of the world-famous Malawi Gold strain joins the list of African countries that have legalized cannabis cultivation to a certain degree, after Lesotho and Zimbabwe
An Italian team of scientists and researchers recently discovered CBM, or cannabimovone, a lesser known compound in cannabis that could have enormous implications for the future of medical research
A scam, claiming a CBD-based COVID-19 cure, is currently circulating in the U.S.A.
Charlotte Web and Abacus Health Products reached an agreement over a merger that will lead the entity to represent one third of the CBD retail market
The MedMen cannabis company reassures its community among the COVID-19 outbreak.
EIHA President, Daniel Kruse, said “hemp food products made from traditionally produced extracts with the natural full spectrum of the cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant are not novel foods. For the German hemp food industry this statement by the government and the ministry is an important milestone”
The latest FDA’s statement about CBD sends mixed messages to cannabidiol entrepreneurs
Researchers study how CBD consumption is affected by dietary choices.
In the recent years, Italy has been attempting to craft a legal cannabis consumption and market program, without success. As those in the industry know, the current situation there is uncertain.
Oral hygiene brand Colgate, Sports Illustrated magazine, and Canadian sports nutrition company BioSteel Nutrition are among the latest big names to enter the CBD market.
California is inching closer towards allowing CBD as an ingredient in foods, beverages, and cosmetics. The move would benefit both the public and the CBD industry.
CBD products are notoriously difficult to access in Australia, but that may soon change. The country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is currently undertaking a review of CBD’s safety that could make low-strength products available over the counter.
U.S. lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would make the FDA treat hemp-derived CBD as a supplement. If successful, it would mean easier access to CBD products and further growth for the industry.
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Roughly 30 percent of US adults consume sugar-sweetened beverages on a daily basis, this includes soda, among the most popular being Coca-Cola. As cannabidiol (CBD) products have risen in popularity over the past year it seems that just about every market imaginable has sought to integrate this compound into their products.
While many states throughout the U.S. have legalized marijuana in some form it is still illegal on a federal level. This means there are significant restrictions on the purchasing, selling, and shipping of cannabis in any form.
As the cannabidiol (CBD) industry remains largely unregulated by governing authorities manufacturers are left to develop formulations and standards of quality and safety on their own. While the industry is relatively new and booming a wave of class action lawsuits have ensued and many say it wasinevitable.
As we close out 2019 and enter 2020 one thing is certain, there is a national month, day, or year for just about any topic. This past year could be called the year of CBD as the industry experienced a ramp up in sales and variety of products available on the market.
At this point, the FSA has established rules against health claims on supplements, including CBD, while leaving ingredients and CBD quantity unregulated. The UK has recently allowed for the sale of non-medicated CBD to the general public. This short period has already brought on an impressive boom in sells and popularity of the products.
As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to refuse guidance in the CBD and industrial hemp industry the State of New York has taken matters into their own hands. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed a bill that is set to establish rules and regulations for hemp and CBD grown, produced, and/or sold in his state.
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Unfortunately, this long-awaited update from the FDA was not what enthusiasts were wanting or expected. In an update on November 25ththe FDA made the warning that CBD poses “real risks” and anyone actively using or considering using CBD should consider those risks.
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