In a flurry of new bill signings amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Virginia government will now regulate CBD products the same way it handles food. Prior to the signing of this bill, there was no testing or labeling required. Now, with more safety and regulation in place, people will know exactly what they are getting. […]

Federal financial regulators will no longer treat hemp businesses as suspicious, removing a major barrier between hemp-related businesses and traditional financial services. Previously, banks were required to file Suspicious Activity Reports with the federal government whenever they opened a hemp-related business account. See the original article at Ganjapreneur

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 […]

Regulators in California are rejecting a “concerning” number of cannabis oil vape cartridges for lead contamination. California implemented new, more stringent testing standards starting January 1. Under the new rules, lead limits were lowered to 0.5 parts per million. There is no level of lead that is considered safe. See the original article at Ganjapreneur

Cannabis is pretty much one of the least lethal plants on this planet. Even raw potatoes are more toxic! Nicotine, on the other hand, is possibly as toxic as cyanide (with some caveats). The median lethal dose of nicotine is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg, or 40 to 60 mg in an average human being. There […]

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The cannabis industry poses its own unique set of difficulties. The following questions will not only allow you to figure out if you should participate in the cannabis industry, but also shape your business going forward. Is this business the right one for you? Support for cannabis legalization in the U.S. stands at a record […]

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Edibles have been a particular source of consternation for states attempting to anticipate any harm that might come from them, and regulate these problems away before they happen. Here’s how edible laws look in adult-use states, where edibles sales are allowed, across the nation: Recently, Colorado restricted any edible from including the words “candy” or […]