Ohio agriculture officials issue warning to CBD company making unlicensed products

An Ohio CBD company has been cited with a public health warning for making products without a state license. The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued the warning to Limitless CBD LLC, which has a processing facility in Avon and offices in Cleveland. The department has not received reports of illness involving the company’s products, but […]

Scientists explain how liver study will provide FDA with ‘real world’ data on CBD

Two scientists will lead a third-party consumer research study on the effects of regular CBD use on humans, particularly focused on liver safety. Dr. Keith Aqua, a Miami-based medical doctor, and Dr. Jeff Lombardo, a Buffalo, New York-based pharmacist who specializes in toxicology, are the co-principal investigators for a national clinical trial measuring the potential […]

Exclusive: Smokable hemp market worth up to $80 million for 2020, with fivefold growth predicted

Hemp operators say smokable hemp is one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative segments in the nascent hemp and CBD industry – and market analysts agree, with expectations that the market will experience five-fold growth in the next five years. For 2020, market researchers at Nielsen project sales in the current smokable-hemp market to reach […]

Another hemp group implores FDA to regulate CBD, with acceptable guidelines, for consumer safety

Hemp advocates have been sending their own recommendations to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to try to direct the agency’s enforcement discretion policy for CBD products. The latest hemp group weighing in is the National Industrial Hemp Council, which filed comments with the agency this week emphasizing the importance of establishing basic safety standards […]

Pandemic-embattled Colorado hemp and CBD company purchased by California CBD maker

A California consumer products company has purchased a hemp and CBD producer headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado. Kadenwood LLC, a privately held consumer-products company focused on amplifying CBD in the mainstream retail-wellness category, has acquired EcoGen Laboratories, a four-year-old company that manufactures and distributes CBD from hemp produced from its own proprietary genetics. The price […]

CBD smokeless dip company hires veteran tobacco executive

A California CBD company specializing in the smokeless dip market appointed a former Altria executive as its new CEO. Boldt Runners Corp., the exclusive licensee of Cannadips CBD, has appointed Peter Diatelevi to lead the Humboldt, California-based company and join its board of directors. Diatelevi has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive […]

USDA: Hemp farmers didn’t lose enough money to receive coronavirus assistance

Federal agriculture officials have determined that hemp farmers don’t qualify for a $16 billion fund designated for farmers who saw price drops because of the novel coronavirus. Based on data representing on-farm prices from January to April 2020, the national price for hemp crops decreases during the first quarter of 2020, according to a federal […]

Hemp advocates to White House: Remove drug exclusion barriers and let the FD&C Act work

Meetings continue between hemp advocates and the White House, signaling that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s CBD Enforcement Policy remains under review. On Thursday, hemp and cannabis attorney Shawn Hauser, a partner with Denver-based law firm Vicente Sederberg, along with Eric Steenstra, president of industry advocacy group Vote Hemp, and Tami Wahl of Modern […]

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