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This Week in CBD: November 30, 2018

This week’s biggest CBD news is that the members of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee have reached an agreement. This means that they’ve resolved the differences between the two versions of the bill passed by the House and the Senate earlier this year.

While there are still a few steps to complete before sending the final product to the floor for a vote, this makes it possible that Congress will pass the law before they go on recess in mid-December.

If the bill doesn’t pass during this session, the process will have to start over in 2019.


Also this week, CBD Hacker released our ranking of the Top 15 CBD Topical Products for 2018. This list is the result of rigorous analysis of 25 different products. We evaluated each brand in the following categories: product quality, user experience, customer service, reputation, and third party lab results.

Check out the ranking to find the right CBD topical for you!



Iowa’s new medical cannabis program is set to begin this week. But it looks a bit different from the medical cannabis laws in other states.

That’s because the law only permits the sale of CBD with less than .3% THC by weight. And the only people who will be able to access CBD are those with their doctor’s recommendation for one of only nine qualifying conditions.

Currently, only CBD capsules, tinctures, and creams are to be offered.


Researchers are working on a new delivery system to use CBD to treat gliomas. These are a type of tumor that can occur in the brain and spinal cord.

In a paper published in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, researchers described using lipid nanocapsules decorated and loaded with cannabidiol to deliver CBD to tumor cells.

They found that the size of the nanocapsules were critical to their success, and called for more in vivo research.


Officials took steps to begin hemp pilot programs in both New Mexico and New Jersey this week.

New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill to legalize hemp cultivation in 2017, but Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed the bill. A legal battle led to the overturning of that veto, making this week’s progress possible.

On Thursday, New Mexico State University regents held a special meeting and approved state regulations for hemp cultivation. This opens the door for hemp cultivation to begin under state pilot programs.

And in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that establishes an industrial hemp pilot program in that state.


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Meg Kramer

Meg Kramer

Meg Kramer is the Managing Editor of CBD Hacker. She's a writer and editor who has covered topics in science, health, and education.

When she's not writing about CBD, you can find her playing with her dogs or perfecting her bagel recipe.