USDA GIVES INDUSTRIAL HEMP GROWING THE GO-AHEAD IN RESPONSE TO GROWING CBD INDUSTRY

Farmers across the country will soon be able to grow hemp under the auspices of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, announced October 29 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities...
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Bill would require lab testing of CBD items sold in Illinois

CHICAGO — A proposed bill would require all CBD products sold in Illinois to meet testing requirements that would be developed by the state Department of Agriculture. CBD is a cannabis extract that does not cause a high but is marketed as a healing remedy to alleviate conditions...
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Mitch McConnell Tells FDA To Clear A Path For CBD Products Though Spending Bill Directive

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is moving to insert language into a congressional spending report that calls on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clear a path for the lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. FDA has said that allowing CBD to be sold as...
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Cornell University Research Could Help Hemp Entrepreneurs (And Make Dogs Feel Better)

 The Farm Bill that passed through the US Congress took industrial hemp (a cannabis cousin which contains very low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC) off the list of Schedule One drugs and opened up its production to entrepreneurs across a range of areas. Industrial hemp...
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Why CBD Oil Is Better Than NSAIDs

America is a nation in pain according to NIH statistics, and a National Health Interview Survey found that 25.3 million adults complain of constant pain daily, that roughly 11% of the population, and close to 40 million people complain of the pain the cope with as being severe...
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14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products

STORY HIGHLIGHTS 14% of Americans say they use CBD products 40% of users utilize CBD products for pain, 20% for anxiety, 11% for sleep   WASHINGTON, D.C. — One in seven Americans say they personally use cannabidiol- (CBD-) based products, which have proliferated since...
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Europe’s $318 Billion CBD Market Poised for 400% Boom Through 2023

  Cannabis legalization typically takes a series of baby steps and then giant leaps depending on the location. Progressive states in the U.S. have typically started with decriminalization of personal amounts, then legal medical use, until finally ending prohibition for...
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Gallup poll finds younger Americans more confident in CBD health benefits

Data from Gallup shows that younger Americans are more confident in the health benefits of CBD – but the majority of people familiar with cannabinoids, regardless of age, believe it has at least some health benefits. A telephone poll conducted by Gallup in late May found that 78%...
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HOW CANNABIS INGREDIENT CBD COULD HELP TACKLE THE OPIOID CRISIS

Scientists hope an ingredient found in cannabis could one day be used to treat people addicted to heroin and in turn help tackle the opioid crisis. Taking cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana, was found to ease in former addicts the cravings and anxiety...
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