CBD Products & CBD Business News

CBD drug Epidiolex approved for use in Europe, GW Pharmaceuticals says

The only federally approved CBD product in the U.S. has been OK’d by European authorities for use there. The European Commission granted marketing authorization to Epidyolex, the trade name in Europe for Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceuticals announced Monday. In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare kinds […]

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Arthritis Foundation issues CBD guidance, a first among major patient advocacy groups

The Arthritis Foundation became the first major patient advocacy group to issue CBD recommendations, telling some 50 million arthritis patients Tuesday what to look for when choosing CBD. The group did not recommend using CBD to treat arthritis symptoms, though it noted that people with arthritis show “significant use of and interest in CBD” for […]

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McConnell puts pressure on FDA to expedite CBD rules

The senator most responsible for legalizing hemp is now trying to use a legislative finance maneuver to speed up federal rules on putting hemp extracts in food and beverages. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, introduced new language that would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue an “enforcement […]

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Coors subsidiary to start carrying nonalcoholic CBD beverages

Citing increased demand for nonalcoholic beverages, a Coors distributor in the Denver area has started carrying two brands of nonalcoholic drinks infused with hemp extracts including CBD. Coors Distributing Co., an independent LLC owned by Molson Coors, distributes beverages to more than 1,000 locations, including restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores and events venues. […]

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Hawaii health officials ban most CBD products after vape-related hospitalization

Health officials in Hawaii are mandating that over-the-counter CBD products be removed from store shelves after an island youth was hospitalized due to a severe respiratory illness related to vaping. Amid growing national health concerns related to the use of vaporizers, Hawaii Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson told state lawmakers last week that his […]

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Idaho drug charges dropped, but truck driver transporting hemp pleads to lower misdemeanor

An Oregon truck driver charged with felony drug crimes for driving a truckload of hemp to Colorado has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge. The Ada County Prosecutor’s office said Denis Palamarchuk of Portland, Oregon, has agreed to plead guilty to hauling an improperly permitted load, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are dropping felony drug-trafficking […]

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Four takeaways from the latest round of federal CBD warning letters

The young CBD industry is growing accustomed to federal health authorities warning companies not to make medical claims about the cannabinoid. But a round of warning letters this week from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the consumer-protection agency that safeguards against unfair and deceptive advertising – served as a reminder that as CBD goes […]

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Aurora Cannabis divests itself of Green Organic Dutchman, hemp subsidiary

Canadian marijuana giant Aurora Cannabis has sold its remaining stake in a Toronto company that has a hemp subsidiary in Poland. Aurora sold its shares in The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) for 86.5 million Canadian dollars ($64.9 million). Though the move means Aurora has divested itself of a TGOD subsidiary that makes CBD products, HemPoland, […]

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