A paper in this month’s edition of Forensic Science International took a close look at adulterated CBD e-liquid products. The researchers analyzed samples of nine products from a single manufacturer, and while all of the products contained CBD, several also contained dangerous additives. According to investigator Michelle Pearce, the impetus for
With the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, hemp and medical cannabis advocates are hoping for a friendlier face to step into the role. Sessions had been notorious for his negative views on cannabis. But what about Matthew Whitaker, the interim AG? Marijuana Moment reports that Whitaker’s previous
Epidiolex, the first cannabis-derived medicine that the FDA has ever approved, is now available in pharmacies in the United States. This follows the DEA’s limited rescheduling of CBD, which only allows for the sale of medications that have the FDA’s seal of approval. In other words, the rescheduling only applies
Let’s start by getting this week’s biggest cannabis story out of the way: yes, Canada legalized it! And for our friends in the north, Bloomberg put together a Legal Weed Shopping Guide. Check it out for a ton of great information on the newly cannabis-friendly Canada.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will consider reclassifying cannabis when they meet in Geneva next month. And as part of this process, the committee is gathering information from the public. As a result, the FDA is seeking public comments on whether cannabis should be
In this week’s top CBD story, the FDA memo recommending that CBD be categorized as a Schedule V controlled substance was made public. And it contained a bombshell statement from the FDA. In the memo, the agency said that CBD’s lack of potential for abuse means that it could be
On Tuesday morning, the Hemporium Boutique in Rapid City, South Dakota received a visit from detectives with a drug task force, who told the store’s owners that they had 24 hours to remove all CBD products from their shelves. That’s because in 2017, South Dakota passed legislation classifying CBD oil
This week, Rolling Stone published an exclusive new report from the Brightfield Group predicting massive growth in the CBD market. According to analysts, the American market could reach $20 billion by 2020. This is much higher than recent projections from other organizations. For example, we reported last month on a