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Tue
06
Aug

How FD&C Act restrictions impact the CBD industry

In 2018 the FDA approved the GW Pharmaceuticals cannabis derived drug Epidiolex. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main constituent of Epidiolex, an anticonvulsant drug intended to treat certain forms of epilepsy such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Once the FDA approved Epidiolex as a drug, by default they also categorized CBD as a drug instead of a supplement. This has created a myriad of challenges for the CBD industry. SInce most hemp derived CBD products are marketed in a fashion similar to supplements, they are running afoul of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act).

Tue
06
Aug

Drink your weed: Is cannabis the beverage industry's next big thing?

For thousands of years, humans have consumed alcohol by drinking it, and cannabis by smoking it.

It was just the natural order of things — until now.

At a bustling conference center in South San Francisco, more than 1,000 people packed an exhibit hall to see the beverage industry's big new breakthrough: cannabis you can drink. It's a hard-won victory for science that's poised to spawn a whole new category of products.

Tue
06
Aug

What is Cannabis Ruderalis, and how’s it different from Sativa and Indica

This curious species has lingered in the shadows for too long. Now we’ll give Cannabis Ruderalis the attention it deserves, as it immensely influenced so many contemporary varieties of ganja. 

What is cannabis ruderalis?

Ruderalis is a subspecies of cannabis, native to the inhospitable climates of Eastern Europe and parts of Asia (most notably northern Himalayas), where it has been utilized for centuries as an herbal remedy.

Tue
06
Aug

France seeks patients for medicinal cannabis trial

France is searching for patients to take part in an official medical cannabis trial, but users will not be smoking the drug.

The two-year experiment is being overseen by the French Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM), which drew up a 13-name committee to explore the possibilities of reform in one of Europe’s largest markets in December 2018.

International firms have been lobbying the French government to loosen its strict anti-cannabis laws, which currently make it difficult for firms to conduct any research in the country.

French patients who suffer from pain not treated by other medicines will be eligible, and the committee is looking for anyone in palliative care, epilepsy patients, and those suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy.

Mon
05
Aug

How long does it take for CBD Oil to work? How fast acting is CBD?

When you’re seeking relief, you want it both fast acting and long-lasting. So it’s understandable that people want to know how long it takes for CBD oil to go to work. The answer, however, depends on how you take it.

Mon
05
Aug

The hardest part of growing cannabis at home is weeding through the research

Learning how to grow cannabis at home shouldn’t be difficult, its a way to save money, time, and be in control of the cannabis quality. Legislation allowing homegrown cannabis is a great step in the right direction, but without concise knowledge on how to best grow cannabis, the process can be daunting. 

Learning how to grow cannabis at home doesn’t have to be a guessing game, and many people are turning to cannabis growing courses and consultants. Marc Emmelmann, of Green Carpet Growing, spoke with Candid Chronicle about his journey to becoming a home grow aficionado and ultimately a consultant for other home growers. Marc wants to take the guessing out of growing cannabis at home.

Mon
05
Aug

New Law in Colorado allows doctors to recommend cannabis over opioids

Starting on Friday, doctors in Colorado will be able to legally recommend medical cannabis for patients who might otherwise get prescribed opioids. 

That’s thanks to a new law signed in May by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis that makes Colorado the third state in the country (New York and Illinois are the other two) to permit doctors to do that. 

Mon
05
Aug

Hemp textiles made in U.S. will take time, experts say

The U.S. Constitution was written on hemp paper, and Betsy Ross' first American flag was made of hemp fabric, but the road back to hemp fiber textiles grown in the United States will take a while, industry experts say.

Thousands of U.S. farmers have planted hemp this year, hoping to cash in on the revival of a historic American crop that was illegal to grow for more than 80 years. A member of the cannabis family and cousin to marijuana, hemp was taken off the illegal federal Schedule 1 status in the 2018 Farm Bill.

But most farmers choose to grow the CBD variety of hemp, which is a short, bushy plant, compared to hemp grown for fiber and textiles -- a long, reedlike plant that can reach 15 feet tall.

Mon
05
Aug

New study suggests cannabis doesn’t change brain structure of teens

Despite the proven benefits of medical marijuana and the low severity of its negative side effects, many studies have found connections between cannabis use in teens and changes in their brain matter. A new study adds another layer to the discussion, suggesting that this might not be entirely true.

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