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FDA tells ex-NFL player to stop ‘misleading’ claims on CBD cure for coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the company of former NFL player Kyle Turley to stop claiming that CBD is an effective treatment for coronavirus. In a letter dated Tuesday, the FDA ordered Turley’s company, Las Vegas-based NeuroXPF, to stop “misleadingly representing your products as safe and effective for a COVID-19-related use …” […]

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Florida judge: FDA’s CBD review shouldn’t stop labeling claims

Ongoing CBD review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shouldn’t mean that CBD makers can’t face labeling lawsuits, a federal judge in Florida ruled. The ruling means that Diamond CBD of Fort Lauderdale cannot await FDA guidelines before facing a 2019 allegation that it misrepresented the amount of CBD in its products. U.S. District Judge […]

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Texas CBD shop offers extra social distancing with drone delivery

A CBD store in Texas has started a drone delivery service to adhere to social distancing measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. John Elmore, the owner of Green Cross CBD in Austin, told broadcaster KTBC that he was sterilizing products and offering curbside pickup before he started drone deliveries. “I was able […]

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Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web hires new chief operating officer

Colorado-based CBD maker Charlotte’s Web has appointed a chief operating officer to replace Stephen Lermer, who left the company Jan. 31. The Boulder company said in a release that David Panter is its new COO, effective Monday. Charlotte’s Web said Panter has more than 20 years of “global supply chain experience” at businesses including the […]

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South Dakota governor legalizes hemp but says coronavirus could affect program budget

Hemp production is legal in South Dakota after a year-long battle between Gov. Kristin Noem and lawmakers. Noem signed the industrial hemp production bill Friday, which takes effect immediately and includes $3.5 million to set up South Dakota’s state production program. South Dakota farmers will have to wait to produce hemp until the state receives U.S. […]

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New Mexico hemp going in cannabis medicine exported to Israel

A New Mexico medical marijuana company has begun exporting cannabis-based medicine to Israel. Ultra Health spokeswoman Marissa Novel said recently the company started exporting earlier this month through a partnership with Israeli pharmaceutical group Panaxai. The medicine was created using hemp grown in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Ultra Health is believed to be one of […]

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Marijuana lobby group warns against CBD claims about coronavirus

A prominent marijuana lobbying is warning consumers against CBD-infused products claiming to guard against the coronavirus. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said this week that CBD retailers have received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for making such unsubstantiated claims. “If something sounds too good to be true, […]

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States split on following USDA hemp rules in 2020

More states have declared that they’re going to stick with their own rules for the 2020 hemp production season, rather than follow federal guidelines on the new crop. To date, 20 states have said they will follow the 2014 pilot rules this growing season, outnumbering the 12 that have so far received U.S. Department of […]

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Kentucky hemp farm facing $9M bill wants contract voided over coronavirus

A hemp farm in Kentucky has asked a court to nullify its contract with an Oregon processing facility, saying neither party was able to uphold its end of the agreement and that coronavirus measures in both states should trigger language making the contract moot. Third Wave Farms filed the request Friday after Oregon LLC Pure Valley […]

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Alaska regulators use social media to introduce new rules in the age of coronavirus

Agriculture officials in Alaska are trying to limit in-person trips to the Division of Agriculture, so they used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the state’s hemp program this week. Alaska’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which will operate under the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program rules through Oct. 31, becomes effective […]

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California court rejects libel claims over heavy-metals test reporting

A California CBD nonprofit has dodged a libel lawsuit after it was sued by two companies for saying a lab test showed that a CBD product they sold contained heavy metals. A California appeals court ruled Friday that the companies filing the suit – Medical Marijuana, Inc., and HempMeds PX – failed to show that the […]

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