Monica Raymunt


FDA sends warning letter to UK CBD company over coronavirus claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to a CBD manufacturer based in the UK for making claims that its products could prevent or treat coronavirus infections. The letter was sent to London-based Nova Botanix LTD, which sells CBD products under the brand CanaBD, on Thursday. It was the latest in […]

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Pennsylvania CBD wholesaler expands sales team with Zappos executive

A CBD and terpene wholesaler in Pennsylvania has hired a former Zappos executive as part of a drive to expand its management team and market its cannabinoid formulations to large consumer products companies. Leetsdale-based Hemp Synergistics has brought on Allison Bentley, a former merchandising manager at e-commerce giant Zappos.com, to serve as vice president of […]

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Canada’s Canopy Growth to shutter New York growing operations

Canopy Growth, a global cannabis giant that muscled its way into the U.S. hemp market, has announced that it is shutting down its hemp-growing operation in New York state, citing a glut of hemp from last year. The Canada-based company will cease farming operations in Springfield, New York, but will continue using its hemp supply […]

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Iowa manufacturer, Brazilian firm team up to deliver CBD products

An Iowa ingredients manufacturer has partnered with Brazilian medical cannabis company to launch several hemp-derived medical cannabis products under the brand name CBD CALM in Brazil. Kemin Industries of Des Moines will act as the lead consultant for medical marijuana producer MedPharm Iowa, struck a deal in March with Brazilian distributor CBD Vida to deliver cannabinoid-containing products […]

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FDA cracks down on three CBD companies making COVID-19 claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to three more CBD retailers for making COVID-19 claims. Letters were sent to Indigo Naturals and Native Roots Hemp on Monday, and to CBD Online Store on Wednesday. The FDA warned them to stop making claims linked to the coronavirus or else risk legal action, including seizure […]

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Charlotte Figi, namesake of Colorado CBD manufacturer, has died

Charlotte Figi, the namesake of a Colorado CBD company who became a symbol for the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol and medical cannabis, has reportedly died from complications associated with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Charlotte’s death was announced late Tuesday in a Facebook post by a family friend. No time or location […]

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First CBD novel food application headed for EU risk assessment

A cannabinoid producer in the Czech Republic is the first to have a CBD novel food application declared “valid” by EU authorities and move forward for a risk assessment. CBDepot’s application for the authorization of synthetic cannabidiol was sent to the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) for a risk assessment on March 27, agency spokesman […]

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Trans-Atlantic hemp trade hit by uncertainties

Supply-chain disruptions and delivery delays have become the new normal for hemp and other agricultural commodities as governments keep their borders shut and planes grounded to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Pandemic-related flight restrictions, delays and increased fees have made the complicated business of moving hemp biomass and extracts across national borders more challenging […]

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Texas CBD shop offers extra social distancing with drone delivery

A CBD store in Texas has started a drone delivery service to adhere to social distancing measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. John Elmore, the owner of Green Cross CBD in Austin, told broadcaster KTBC that he was sterilizing products and offering curbside pickup before he started drone deliveries. “I was able […]

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