South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem dashed the hopes of hemp advocates this week when she vetoed a bill that would have created an industrial hemp program in the state. The state’s House of Representatives attempted to override the veto, but were unable to get the votes necessary to do so.
On Wednesday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation, citing the toll the job takes on family life. The resignation could be a setback for the CBD industry, which is eagerly awaiting clarification from the FDA on how CBD will be regulated in the future.
Twelve members of Congress sent a letter to the head of the FDA this week, asking for the agency to release updated guidance on CBD for food, drugs, and cosmetics. The lawmakers demanded a response by the end of the week, but as of this writing, the FDA has not
This week, the US Hemp Roundtable launched an online State Action Center. This interactive tool will make it easier for hemp and CBD advocates to keep up to date on hemp-related issues, and helps visitors to contact their state legislators directly. Thanks to a newly announced deal between Simon Property
In several states across the country, authorities are targeting CBD-infused food and beverages. That’s because the FDA has not approved CBD as a food additive, putting CBD edibles on shaky legal ground. For example, in Maine the Department of Health and Human Services has ordered stores to stop carrying edible
In last week’s roundup, we noted that the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence had not yet presented their recommendations for the international scheduling of cannabis. The committee had been scheduled to release the report in December 2018. This week, the wait is finally over. The committee shared
The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has stated that CBD should not be internationally scheduled as a controlled substance. And cannabis advocates had expected that the committee would release the results of a two-year study on cannabis before the end of 2018. But the committee still has
Last week, the New York Times caused an uproar among cannabis advocates by publishing an op-ed which asserted a causal relationship between cannabis, psychosis, and violent crime. So, has cannabis really caused an increase in violent crime in states where it’s legal? An analysis from Intelligencer characterizes the editorial as