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Germany, hemp advocates clash over policy on CBD in food

Hemp advocates and food-safety regulators in Germany are at loggerheads over whether all forms of cannabinoids require additional scrutiny before they can be sold in foods and drinks. The dispute came to a head last week when the European Industrial Hemp Association released a statement that the German government agrees that foods containing hemp-derived CBD aren’t […]

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Tax relief and higher THC limits: Q&A with U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman

Raise THC limits, improve access to banking, provide tax relief and offer opportunities for new hemp and CBD businesses – one Congressman has heard distress calls from the nascent hemp industry and is working to introduce legislation that could help. U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, a Republican from Virginia, says he plans to introduce legislation called […]

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Hemp industry isn’t raising expectations with new FDA chief

The nation’s top drug regulator set a new tone for the government’s stance on CBD in his first comments about the popular hemp extract. But longtime hemp entrepreneurs say they’re not raising their expectations that changes are imminent to the way the U.S. regulates hemp extracts. The newly appointed commissioner of the U.S. Food and […]

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FDA pledges action against ‘unlawful CBD products’ while offering confidentiality for research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will continue to “take appropriate action against unlawful CBD products that pose a risk of harm to the public,” even as the federal agency implored the industry to collaborate with the government to study CBD’s possible benefits and dangers. The statement Thursday from new FDA Commissioner Dr. […]

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Marijuana giants have a new plan to jump-start US hemp’s supply chain

Three cannabis veterans who helped grow a Canadian firm into the biggest company in the industry are setting their sights – and investing up to $175 million – on the U.S. hemp supply chain beyond just flower products. Bruce Linton and Tim Saunders, the former co-CEO and chief financial officer, respectively, of Canopy Growth, have […]

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CBD in the UK: What industry players make of the new food rules

The United Kingdom became a trailblazer in national CBD regulation earlier this month when its Food Standards Agency (FSA) set a deadline for the industry to apply for European Union safety evaluations as a “novel food” and also provided consumption guidelines to consumers. The UK guidelines, which do not apply to Scotland, came a little more […]

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