CBD

California CBD industry scrambles to adjust to food rule ‘roller coaster’

California’s booming CBD industry is in disarray after the state Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced earlier this month that CBD cannot be added to food, even if it comes from hemp.

“It’s a real punch in the stomach,” said Chris Boucher, who is growing 60 acres of hemp in Southern California, most of it destined for CBD extraction.

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New Mexico bans out-of-state CBD products – but only in dispensaries

The confusing legal status of CBD products persists as New Mexico authorities warn medical marijuana dispensaries to stop carrying CBD from out of state. The New Mexico Health Department told the state’s 72 dispensaries last month that selling CBD produced outside New Mexico or from plants grown elsewhere “must cease,” according to the Santa Fe […]

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‘Open up the floodgates’: FDA approval signals further CBD investment

Federal approval for a CBD drug means more for the hemp industry than just validation that cannabidiol has medical value. It’s also expected to increase investment in pharmaceutical uses for CBD derived from either hemp or marijuana, according to business owners working on other medicines extracted from the cannabis plant. “This is going to open up […]

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Rise of CBD raises concerns for marijuana executives

CBD products are often marketed as having similar health benefits to medical marijuana without the psychoactive properties – essentially all of the medicine but none of the high. That growing mainstream appeal has some cannabis business owners concerned that CBD is a threat to the THC-reliant marijuana market.

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