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The FDA’s upcoming decision on CBD

The FDA’s upcoming decision on CBD CBD sales of hemp-CBD have been increasing at a furious pace – CBD can be found just about everywhere, from gas stations to grocery stores. But this has not been endorsed by the FDA, so sales remain in a grey area under current Federal law. The only FDA-approved CBD product on the…
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What Exactly is CBD Tincture? A Newbie’s Guide

Prescription medications, especially ones for anxity and depression have the worst long term effects on your brain. There are so many chemicals and unnatural fillers added to them. Most of the people I’ve come across that went for years relying on a daily dose of Buspirone or beta-blockers to keep them from hiding in the…
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Outdoor Activities You and Your Dog Should Try!

Active living is often associated with living a long and healthy life for both humans and dogs alike. Finding new and interesting ways to keep you and your dog active can be tough. Just like you, your furry friend can become bored with the same old song and dance. That is why you should switch…
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LeafLink Gets $35M For Its Cannabis Marketplace As Space Continues To Light Up

LeafLink, a wholesale marketplace for the cannabis industry, said today it’s closed a $35 million Series B round of funding led by Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital. The company claims the round marks “the largest tech B round in the cannabis industry.” It also represents Thrive’s first marijuana investment, according to LeafLink. Current investors London-based Nosara Capital…
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One-In-Seven Americans Use CBD, According To A New Gallup Survey

Federal regulations haven’t been issued for CBD yet, but that’s not stopping Americans from utilizing the cannabis compound, according to a survey released by Gallup on Wednesday. In fact, one-in-seven Americans (14 percent) report using some form of CBD, primarily for therapeutic purposes. The poll, which involved phone interviews with more than 2,500 adults from…
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Will The Government Give Hemp and CBD Businesses Access to Insurance Services?

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez (D) has introduced legislation to ensure cannabis businesses can access property, casualty, and title insurance. The Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act, has bipartisan support in the Senate including Democrat Jeff Merkley (OR) and Republicans Rand Paul (KY) and Kevin Cramer (ND) as co-sponsors. The bill would perform…
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FDA warns Curaleaf Regardings False CBD Health Claims

The cannabis industry received a wake-up call when the news emerged that the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) had issued a warning letter (“Warning Letter”) to Curaleaf, Inc. (“Curaleaf”)  for selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) with unsubstantiated claims.   While the FDA has issued warning letters in the past, the Warning Letter marks a milestone because…
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Buying CBD for the First Time? Read This Guide First

Like with medical marijuana, the wonderful world of CBD can be slightly overwhelming for a newbie and with the mainstream media going crazy for its health benefits, more and more companies are popping up selling a variety of different CBD products, such as CBD vape, sweet CBD candy, the vape pen, capsules, CBD gummies, and other CBD edibles, CBD isolate,…
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Worcester’s Clark University first in the nation to offer graduate certificate in marijuana regulation

The medical and recreational marijuana industries continue to thrive in Massachusetts, with adult-use gross sales totaling $163 million since retailers first opened in November 2018, according to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. To accompany the fast-moving legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis in the state and across the country, Clark University announced it is launching…
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A CBD company now owns a big chunk of Jones Soda

It’s common these days to hear about a food or beverage company investing in cannabis. It’s more unusual for a cannabis company to, say, snap up a soda brand. In recent months, an emerging cannabis firm has quickly acquired a significant position in Jones Soda (JSDA) with an eye on bringing the wild child of…
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Cannabis stocks rally after FDA says it will speed up effort to create rules for CBD

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher on Monday, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is expediting its effort to create a regulatory framework for CBD with plans to publish a report on its progress by early fall. Amy Abernathy, acting chief information officer, said in a series of tweets sent on Friday that…
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CBD as a Superbug Antibiotic?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, already being researched and used for anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy and pain, may be the next superbug fighter for resistant infections, a new study suggests. The researchers tested CBD against a wide variety of bacteria, ”including bacteria that have become resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics,” says Mark Blaskovich, PhD, senior research…
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Arizona Police Board Clears Cops to Use CBD Products

The rise of CBD products has sparked a new question in law enforcement circles: How should police departments treat aspiring cops who admit to using or test positive for CBD (cannabidiol), the active ingredient in cannabis is known for its soothing qualities? CBD, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), is not psychoactive. Read: It does not get you…
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Golf & CBD a new game!

Interest piqued in CBD? There’s a lot of research to be done to catch up with the influx of product on the market, but here are some things to look out for when shopping for CBD products. Research what you’re getting You can’t always trust claims that are made. Look for products that have been…
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Nation-wide Kroger to sell CBD products in nearly 1,000 stores

Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, will sell CBD in nearly 1,000 stores — but it won’t sell any CBD-infused groceries just yet. Kroger will sell hemp-derived CBD topical products, including creams, balms and oils, in 945 stores across 17 states, a company spokeswoman said in a statement to CNBC on Tuesday. The grocery chain…
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3 Top CBD Stocks to Buy in June 2019

Forget cannabis edibles and cannabis leaf products. The big story right now is cannabidiol, or CBD. Hemp is now legal in the U.S. And the most lucrative opportunity resulting from this legalization is with hemp-derived CBD products. Cannabis market researcher Brightfield Group projects that the U.S. hemp CBD market will total $22 billion by 2022.…
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Ben & Jerry’s plans a CBD-infused ice cream, pending FDA approval

Forget your midnight pint of “Half Baked” ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s said Thursday it plans to release a new CBD-infused ice cream flavor, joining other major consumer brands eager to add the hemp-derived compound to food and beverages as soon as it becomes legal on the federal level.  The Burlington, Vermont-based ice cream manufacturer…
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Cannabis stocks mostly higher as sector braces for FDA hearing on rules for CBD

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday, as investors braced for a Friday hearing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on how to regulate cannabis and its popular ingredient, CBD. The substance can be extracted from the cannabis plant or from hemp, which has caused confusion ever since hemp was legalized as part of December’s…
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TSA Updates Marijuana Rules To Allow Hemp-Derived CBD On Flights

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its policy on cannabis over the Memorial Day weekend, changing the medical marijuana section of its “What Can I Bring?” webpage from reading “no” to “yes” (with “special instructions”). Specifically, the agency is clarifying that hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on planes under certain circumstances. Previously, TSA…
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These Are The Top 3 Marijuana Stocks in CBD Oil Right Now

Cannabidiol (“CBD”) is set to be a $2 billion industry by the end of the decade. CBD oil contains no psychoactive properties, opening up a market for medicinal and therapeutic products in health and wellness. As the market begins to see the potential of CBD oil, it is high time investors seriously start considering adding a…
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