Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio signed a bill that legalizes hemp agriculture and sales of products made from the crop, including CBD. The measure, Senate Bill Number 57, decriminalizes hemp cultivation and establishes a system to license growers and processors. S.B. 57 also requires that CBD oil previously confiscated be returned to the seller, […]

America’s booming CBD market received a dose of reality this week when the FDA issued a letter to Curaleaf, a major US cannabis and CBD brand, warning that some of its product marketing violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA has made one thing clear: if you claim your product will heal […]

Mixed martial arts league Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced the details of their partnership with Aurora Cannabis for clinical trials to study the efficacy of CBD on wound care, recovery, injury, pain, and inflammation. Dr. Duncan French, UFC vice president of performance, said the collaboration with Aurora “is the best way to educate ourselves and […]

The Food and Drug Administration plans on expediting CBD rules and regulations, potentially by the end of summer or early fall. The previous update provided by the agency last month offered no insight into the FDA’s plans to regulate the cannabinoid but said they would apply a “rigorous and science-based approach” in crafting the rules […]

Scientists in Australia found that CBD killed all the strains of bacteria they tested in a lab, including some which are highly resistant to existing antibiotics. What’s more, the bacteria did not become resistant to the drug after being exposed for 20 days: the period when bacteria can survive currently used drugs. The team tested […]

A recent study from the University of Arkansas, where mice died after being given CBD, may change the public’s perception of CBD. But it shouldn’t. The study dosed mice on CBD to see what would happen to the little guys’ livers. Because mice are much smaller than humans, the researchers “allometrically scaled” the doses so […]

The U.S. Postal Service has updated its Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail regulations to clarify that hemp and CBD products are legal to mail so long as the products comply with local laws. The USPS changes come as federal agencies begin to reassess their policies in the wake of last year’s Farm Bill, which removed […]

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its policy on cannabis, clarifying that hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on planes under certain circumstances. Previously, TSA made no distinction between marijuana and hemp-derived preparations and warned on its website that cannabis products cannot be taken as carry-on items or in checked bags. See the original […]

Mondelez, maker of Oreos, Chips Ahoy cookies and Maynard candies, say they’re preparing to start making marijuana edibles. There are a couple of caveats to this story however. First, Van de Put said the products they ultimately release won’t be the kind of weed-cookies that get you high. Instead, Mondelez plans on making snacks infused […]

Eos Scientific has commissioned research across a sample of more than 2000 UK adults exploring the growing shift in health-conscious millennials seeking CBD oil over prescriptions for mental health. According to the study, 38% of Brits, representing almost 17.5 million UK adults, would use CBD oil to manage their mental health (50% of those aged […]

Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in eight states. The drugstore chain will sell the cannabis-based products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana, though it declined to specify which brands it would carry. See the original article at CNBC

A new study published in Translational Psychiatry, concluded CBD could represent “a completely new mechanism in the treatment of schizophrenia.” The Phase II study was randomized, controlled, and double-blind. Forty two “acutely exacerbated schizophrenic patients” were randomly assigned to a three-week treatment of CBD or a standard antipsychotic medication (amisulpride). In progressive steps, the patients received up to […]

Just a week ago, it looked like the Food and Drug Administration was ready to revisit its policies around CBD-infused food and drinks. That may have changed this week, when FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation. Gottlieb told lawmakers last week he heard them “loud and clear” when Congress legalized hemp-derived CBD late last year. He said he’s […]

In the final weeks of its 2019 session, Virginia’s General Assembly passed three bills that would help people using cannabis-derived medications. SB 1632, sponsored by Sen. Glen Sturtevant, R-Richmond, would prohibit schools from suspending or expelling a student for using CBD or THC-A oil with valid permission. SB 1557, introduced by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, […]

An estimated 85 percent of women experience some type of mood disturbance during the postpartum period. Lack of sleep, chronic pain, hormone imbalances and other physical changes, coupled with the sudden intense responsibility of a new life, can result in significant damage to a woman’s mental health. To mitigate these feelings of despair and to increase mindfulness, […]

Through surveys, anecdotal reports and several studies, it has been shown that the cannabis plant and its components, THC and CBD, may help manage both motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A challenging neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s causes a combination of motor and non-motor symptoms — such as tremors, weakness, stiffness, dizziness, anxiety and sleeplessness […]

Many pregnant women are touting the benefits of taking CBD while pregnant, from relieving nausea to reducing pain. But, is it completely safe? The World Health Organization (WHO) has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for CBD. CBD can be used to treat common pregnancy pains and discomforts, including morning sickness, insomnia, anxiety and […]

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the organization is beginning the process of creating a regulatory framework for the marketing and interstate sales of CBD products. The 2018 Farm Bill, signed by President Trump last week, placed CBD products under the FDA’s jurisdiction. See the original article at Ganjapreneur

A joint Canadian-US effort has identified the genes that produce THC and CBD. While the genome of the cannabis plant was sequenced back in 2011, researchers have struggled to isolate the genes responsible for producing the plant’s two most prominent chemicals, mostly due to what researchers call “junk DNA.” The discovery of the genes will make it […]

Besides THC and CBD, there are many other cannabinoids which are present in the plant in varying quantities. Most of the time THC is the most prevalent cannabinoid with CBD coming in second. The other cannabinoids are present in small quantities, totaling at usually less than 1 percent, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore […]

According to a recently released internal government letter, the FDA concluded that cannabidiol, or CBD, doesn’t meet the criteria for federal control. Although the federal health regulatory agency’s review concluded that CBD shouldn’t be scheduled in any manner, the drug enforcement agency—citing international treaty obligations—opted to put Epidiolex in Schedule V and otherwise continue to […]

The Drug Enforcement Administration placed Epidiolex in Schedule V, marking the first time any drug derived from any part of the cannabis plant has been rescheduled in the U.S. “Marijuana extracts,” including CBD, remain in Schedule I, according to the administration’s 2016 Final Rule. According to the DEA, “Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are […]

Pet food manufacturer Corey Nutrition plans to launch a line of cannabis-infused dog food when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October. The food will be different from human cannabis edibles in one important way: it will not include THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis that produces a high in the user, instead relying on […]

Hotels are offering guests cannabis-infused room service menus, featuring comfort foods like meatballs, ice cream sundaes and candies all made with CBD, a derivative of the cannabis plant. For example, at The James New York City, guests can order from the special CBD tasting menu. The hotel enlisted Los Angeles-based chef Andrea Drummer, a graduate […]

The psychiatric research journal JAMA Psychiatry has just published a new study suggesting CBD could have antipsychotic effects in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. For this study, researchers wanted to try to isolate the specific chemical alterations that give CBD its therapeutic and potentially antipsychotic effects. The investigation revealed that all three brain […]

Overshadowed by the hoopla about CBD, a growing body of evidence points to the effectiveness of THC to treat a spectrum of disorders. CBD alone has already been demonstrated to be medically effective, but researchers determined that adding a “conservative” amount of THC strengthened results. Research at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children found that use […]

An administrative law judge in Phoenix has upheld the Arizona Department of Health Services’ denial of a petition to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of debilitating conditions covered by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The petition to include autism, the judge ruled, “failed to provide evidence that the use of marijuana will […]

GW Pharmaceuticals has revealed the expected consumer price for Epidiolex, the first cannabidiol-based medication to be approved by the FDA, according to a Business Insider report. At a price tag of about $32,500 per year, it won’t be cheap, but company representatives said in a phone call with investors this week that its cost reflects […]

Israeli researchers have found more compelling evidence that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In this soon-to-be-published study in the journal Neurology, researchers treated autistic children with high concentrations of CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Using CBD, conditions in 80% of the children improved. Alternatively, […]

Laboratory mice with pancreatic cancer that were treated with cannabidiol (CBD) in conjunction with chemotherapy lived as much as three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study released Monday. In patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer, the most common type, the five-year survival rate when diagnosed at stage 1A is […]

Cannabis has become so ubiquitous that its smell is now being bottled and sold as “the scent of the summer” by one of Britain’s biggest perfume retailers. The Perfume Shop has become the first on the high street to sell Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men Party Fever, a cannabis themed scent which the shop claims […]

California health authorities dealt a blow to the burgeoning CBD industry by banning preparations of CBD derived from industrial hemp rather than psychoactive cannabis. The decree adds to the legal confusion around the cannabinoid and highlights the need for greater clarity from authorities at both the state and federal level. On July 6, the California […]

49% of pediatricians weren’t aware they can prescribe cannabis to children, according to a survey of pediatricians released Thursday by the Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP), and 39% didn’t know they could prescribe to youths. More than three-quarters reported little to no knowledge about why cannabis might be used or what the correct dosage might […]