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
Yesterday, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. This was a huge victory for the hemp and CBD industries, because the law contains provisions explicitly removing industrial hemp from the controlled substances list and legalizing hemp agriculture nationwide.
On Thursday, December 20, President Trump signed into law HR 2, the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act. This law, which is informally known as the Farm Bill, transforms the regulatory status of hemp in the US. So, why is this such a big deal for the hemp and CBD industries?
This week’s biggest CBD industry development was the passage of the Farm Bill on Wednesday. Both chambers of Congress have now given their stamp of approval. This means that as soon as the President signs it into law, the new rules will take immediate effect. The bill, formally known as