Monica Raymunt


EU officials resume review of CBD novel food applications after ditching narcotic stance

European regulators have resumed their review of novel food authorization applications for CBD products after the commission abandoned its preliminary stance that cannabidiol should be treated as a narcotic. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, says the change comes after a landmark court decision that CBD should be freely traded among […]

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European Commission reverses course, says CBD should not be regulated as a narcotic

Want to learn more about cannabis regulations in Europe? Check out the Europe Market Forum at MJBizCon, available on demand. Makers of CBD foods and supplements no longer face the prospect of a blanket ban in Europe after the European Commission revised its preliminary stance that CBD should be treated as a narcotic. The Commission […]

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UN commission rejects drug treaty exemption for CBD

The international community is poised to acknowledge therapeutic value of cannabis and hand the medical sector a major symbolic victory on Wednesday when a United Nations committee votes on changing the way that cannabis and related substances are scheduled in two international drug treaties.

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Nielsen predicts Amazon entry into U.S. CBD retail at MJBizCon hemp forum

Learn more about the state of  retailing in the marijuana industry at MJBizCon 2020. E-commerce behemoth Amazon is likely to get involved in hemp CBD U.S. retail, according to a forecast revealed during the Hemp Industry Daily Forum as part of the cannabis industry’s flagship conference, MJBizCon. Sales of hemp CBD products are expected to […]

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Industry groups, legal experts weigh implications of landmark CBD ruling in EU

Europe’s hemp industry hit a milestone last week when the European Union’s top court liberated CBD from the jurisdiction of an international drug treaty, declaring that hemp-derived cannabidiol is not a narcotic. Hemp groups in France and elsewhere in Europe gave the five judges a standing ovation for the Kanavape ruling, which declared that France’s […]

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Kentucky tobacco company buys stake in Texas hemp cigarette maker

It’s your final day to save $50 to discuss the smokable hemp market Nov. 30 at the Hemp Industry Daily Passholder Day Forum at MJBizCon2020. Turning Point Brands, a Kentucky tobacco company making increasing moves in the cannabis space, has acquired a 20% stake in the Texas-based hemp cigarette brand Wild Hempettes. The deal, which […]

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Top EU court: CBD is not a narcotic, can be freely traded on EU market

Learn more about the latest cannabis market conditions in Europe at the European Market Passholder Day Forum at MJBizCon2020, coming up Nov. 23 or on demand anytime afterward.  The European Union’s high court said Thursday that CBD derived from the entire hemp plant is not a narcotic under an international drug treaty and is therefore […]

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