CBD Products & CBD Business News

Colorado advances CBD medicine legalization measure to governor’s desk

The Colorado Legislature passed a bill that permits doctors to prescribe CBD medicines provided they have won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – a development that could happen within a matter of weeks. The state Senate signed off on the measure Tuesday, and it now moves to Gov. John Hicklenlooper for his signature. Passage […]

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Kansas governor signs hemp legalization law, but production months away

Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed Kansas into the modern hemp industry, but production won’t begin until 2019 while the state decides how to issue hemp licenses and how much to charge for them. Colver’s signature Friday makes Kansas at least the 36th state to allow hemp cultivation. Alaska’s governor enacted a hemp law two weeks […]

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CBD epilepsy treatment wins unanimous approval from FDA advisers

A British pharmaceutical company is closer to getting its CBD medicine to the U.S. market with the government’s blessing, a first for the cannabis industry and potential game-changer for all marijuana and cannabidiol producers. A panel of government health advisers gave a unanimous recommendation Thursday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve Epidiolex, […]

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Maricann hemp subsidiary starts German crop for European production

A German hemp subsidiary of Canada-based Maricann is planting its first hempseeds on 405 acres in eastern Germany. Mariplant GmbH, based in Dresden, on Wednesday announced plans for the Saxony cultivation site. Mariplant is a 95%-owned subsidiary of Maricann, an Ontario company that grows and distributes medical marijuana. The hemp grow is accompanied by an 86,000-square-foot […]

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‘Historic day for hemp’: McConnell introduces promised bill

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s bill to take hemp out of the Controlled Substances Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The measure represents the most audacious attempt yet to make hemp a mainstream crop after four decades of prohibition. McConnell stood before the Senate Thursday and asked his colleagues to “empower American farmers to […]

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Texas announces CBD crackdown, threatens to pull products from shelves

Texas health authorities announced a proposal to yank CBD products from shelves even if they contain no THC and aren’t marijuana derivatives. The announcement by the Texas Department of State Health Services comes after the state began a limited CBD-only medical marijuana program late last year. So far, only three producers have been licensed to […]

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Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

The most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers. GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval as legal medicine. The decision on […]

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As cannabis and CBD await UN review, FDA invites public to weigh in

As the cannabis plant awaits a high-stakes review from international health authorities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is inviting the public to weigh in on whether cannabis, CBD and other cannabis extracts should declassified as a controlled substance. The UN’s World Health Organization made a preliminary announcement in December that CBD has a low […]

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Organa Brands co-founder Ralph Morgan departs for new CBD venture

The co-founder of marijuana vape manufacturer Organa Brands is leaving to start a new company focused on hemp-derived wellness products. Ralph Morgan said he is still exploring a name and headquarters location for his new company, which will produce cannabidiol concentrates marketed to a medical audience, not recreational marijuana consumers. Morgan told Marijuana Business Daily […]

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