Category Archives: cannabidiol

Does the Farm Bill Legalize CBD, Too? Not Exactly

President Trump is expected to sign the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018—also known as the farm bill—later this week, after Congress approved the measure on Wednesday. CBD is now a lot less illegal. But don’t wave it in the face of a DEA agent. With that signature, hemp will become legal nationwide. And cannabidiol (CBD) […]

Patients Line Up for Dispensary Openings in Iowa

Medical marijuana patients lined up outside Iowa’s first dispensaries on Saturday morning, eager to finally access the medicine legally in the Hawkeye State. Dispensaries opened in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Windsor Heights, and Waterloo. MedPharm is manufacturing all of the state’s legal cannabis products, which include capsules, tinctures, and creams. No cannabis flower, concentrates, […]

Mexico Greenlights Country’s First 38 Cannabis Products

The CBD craze is officially coming to Mexico. The country’s Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (their version of the US Food and Drug Administration) last week approved 38 products containing the popular, nonintoxicating cannabinoid. Products including gummies, capsules, topicals, and even an infused energy drink will soon be available to consumers and medical […]

FAQ: What to Know About the DEA’s CBD Rescheduling Order

For the first time ever, the Drug Enforcement Agency this week removed a cannabis-derived drug from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The change is a historic landmark on the path to ending cannabis prohibition, but it’s not nearly as sweeping as it might seem. RELATED STORY US Reschedules CBD Drug—but Not CBD Itself […]

Study: Cannabis-derived CBD could help people quit tobacco

If quitting cigarettes seems like a monumental task, then maybe it’s time to try some cannabidiol (CBD). A resounding amount of recently published studies are proving that the therapeutic compound derived from marijuana could help people smoke fewer cigarettes or quit them altogether. A May study published in the journal Addiction found that CBD helped […]

Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 10:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in the hands of a three-judge panel. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San […]

Cannabis industry analytics firm New Frontier Data buys Hemp Business Journal

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 10:29 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis data clearinghouse New Frontier Data has made a move to bring hemp into its fold with the acquisition of Denver-based Hemp Business Journal, the firms are expected to announce Wednesday. Financial terms of the transaction […]