Hemp is a booming new industry, but some of the obstacles facing entrepreneurs are decidedly old. That’s the case for a startup hemp beer seeking trademark protection for its new brand, which is running headfirst into a global alcohol giant: Heineken. The dispute centers on a Pennsylvania company’s plans to release a hemp-infused beer, Tiger […]Read More
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CBD and THC coexist in the cannabis plant. But can they coexist in the cannabis market? They can if they take a measured approach to the market.Read More
Talking about CBD in a nursing home? You’d better bring extra chairs and slices of cake for the overflow crowd. Your audience will be all ears.
That was the case at one northern Colorado nursing home that offered a lecture about cannabis and Alzheimer’s.Read More
The law that ushered in the modern hemp industry in the United States has expired, but hemp growers, processors and retailers are counting on legal assurances that the nation’s experiment in allowing limited hemp production won’t immediately end.
The 2014 Farm Bill, which authorized hemp production under state research programs, expired Sunday – the last day of the federal fiscal year.Read More
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has taken some cannabidiol off the most restrictive class of controlled substances, a move that allows the sale of the first nonsynthetic, cannabis-derived medicine to win federal approval.
The agency announced Thursday that drugs including “finished dosage formulations” of CBD with THC below 0.1% will be considered Schedule 5 drugs, as long as the medications have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Read More
Hemp is in an economic fast lane, with new ventures starting every day.
So, it may seem odd to say modern entrepreneurs should consider 19th century railroads.Read More
CBD producers and retailers in some of the nation’s largest markets say they’re pressing on despite hostile statements from their state regulators that CBD won’t be allowed. Bans in several markets have largely been met with spotty enforcement, CBD entrepreneurs say, and the impact to business has been mixed. Ohio is one of the latest […]Read More
Athletes have long used cannabis products to fight inflammation and recover from injury, but drug-testing rules and marijuana stigma have often kept it a locker-room secret.Read More
The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest beverage maker, is looking at a line of CBD beverages, the company confirmed Monday. “Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of nonpsychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world,” Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers said in a statement. “The space is […]Read More
Dr. Priyanka Sharma had a thriving global business in chemical pharmaceuticals, traveling the world setting up factories extracting fish oil for nutritional supplements.
But Sharma and her husband, Pulak, left their home outside Chicago and moved to Colorado for the same three letters that have cannabis entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical companies and even mainstream grocers seeing dollar signs: CBD.Read More