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European regulators, activists join calls for CBD oversight

Europe’s booming CBD market needs better regulation and safety protocols, according to two reports out this week from both government regulators and nonprofit activists. First, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), an agency of the European Union, said there is an “urgent need” to get a handle on the potency of CBD […]

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Survey finds 22% of consumers replace OTC, prescription drugs with CBD

Since passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD has risen to the forefront of American consciousness as an alternative health and wellness supplement, and research finds that a growing number of consumers are using it to replace their prescription and over-the-counter drugs. A national January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 CBD users […]

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Hemp farmers tailoring new genetics for different growing regions throughout US

(This is the last installment in a five-part series examining the shortage of feminized hempseeds and clones and its effects on the hemp industry. To read the previous installments, click here.) The breeding of hemp varieties is ramping up among plant breeders and at hemp farms with established research-and-development departments. In more humid areas of […]

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Congress urges FDA to get going on CBD in foods, dietary supplements

Congress is joining calls from the hemp industry for federal health regulators to tell CBD manufacturers how to put the product in food and dietary supplements. The U.S. House approved a budget amendment Thursday setting aside money for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a “safe level for conventional foods and dietary […]

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Verdict still out on how limited CBD hemp genetics perform across US

As the number of states approving hemp production increases, so does the demand for certified, feminized hempseed and clones for CBD production.

Established hemp farmers and breeders are working to develop new plant varieties that will work in the unique climates and microclimates throughout the different growing regions within the U.S.

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Alabama drugstores cleared to sell CBD ingestibles

Pharmacies in Alabama now can join gas stations and other retailers cleared to flout federal restrictions on CBD products. A new law removing hemp from Alabama’s controlled-substances list allows pharmacies to carry CBD dietary supplements, something other retailers in Alabama already had been given permission to do. Pharmacies in Alabama said they needed additional assurances in […]

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Dosing, drug interactions top FDA’s questions about CBD as review continues

The regulators in charge of U.S. policy on CBD are giving the industry a first look at federal concerns as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starts work looking at how cannabinoids can be used in food, drugs and dietary supplements. Dr. Amy Abernethy and Lowell Schiller, who lead the FDA’s new work group […]

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California hemp food bill that would allow licensed marijuana retailers to enter CBD market advances

California’s hemp and marijuana industries moved a few inches closer together Wednesday when state senators advanced a bill to both formally legalize hemp-derived CBD food and beverage products for sale and allow licensed MJ companies to enter the hemp CBD sector. The measure was passed by the Senate Health Committee on a unanimous vote and now […]

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Grocery chain Kroger adds CBD topicals in stores across 17 states

The Kroger Co. is one of the latest retailers to introduce CBD in its stores. The Cincinnati-based grocery store chain said that, starting this week, it will begin carrying topical products containing cannabidiol in its stores in 17 states. The products Kroger will carry contain no THC, a spokeswoman for the retailer told The Detroit […]

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