Cannabis Vaping Concerns Call for Increased Regulations and Oversight

Rather than use these unfortunate incidents as an opportunity to further drive these markets into the shadows, the administration should officially legalize cannabis and empower the FDA to better study, regulate, and oversee these emerging THC and CBD delivery devices — and to create regulatory standards for legal states to follow and enforce.

Sources: USDA hemp rules drafted and awaiting White House approval

Federal agriculture authorities have submitted hemp rules to the White House for final approval, meaning that public release of the first-ever national rules for growing the crop is nearing, Hemp Industry Daily has learned. The hemp industry is eagerly – and anxiously – awaiting federal regulations on hemp production from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Trump Administration Moves to Ban Certain e-Cigarettes

As the CDC continues to investigate more than 450 cases of lung disease suspected to be caused by vaping, the Trump Administration moved forward with plans to ban flavored, non-tobacco e-cigarettes. In a statement, Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said “The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored […]

Four takeaways from the latest round of federal CBD warning letters

The young CBD industry is growing accustomed to federal health authorities warning companies not to make medical claims about the cannabinoid. But a round of warning letters this week from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the consumer-protection agency that safeguards against unfair and deceptive advertising – served as a reminder that as CBD goes […]

Louisiana permits hundreds of businesses to sell CBD products

Louisiana has awarded 775 businesses permits to sell CBD products. The state’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) received more than 1,000 permit applications after passage of a law outlining how retailers can sell products containing CBD. The ATC started the process in June. Liquor stores, gas stations and CBD-specific shops were among the first businesses cleared […]

Hemp-Based CBD Oil Won't Diminish THC's Popularity, Analysts Predict

Cannabis producers need not fret about hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products overshadowing demand for THC-oriented products, according to a leading cannabis industry think tank.  Despite the recent surge of CBD oil sales since hemp’s legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill, its growth is expected to be limited compared with CBD products containing at least a small […]

Longtime hemp critic launches national attack, saying plant won’t help farmers

A South Dakota politician who opposes hemp cultivation is taking her argument national just as federal agriculture authorities are expected to release national production rules. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem wrote in a column published in The Wall Street Journal that many states have legalized hemp to as a savior for struggling farmers but that “hemp […]

Canada’s hemp industry shrank last year amid slow-moving CBD regulations, USDA says

Canada has a 20-year head start on the United States in growing and processing hemp. But Canada’s acreage shrank in 2018 as the nation lagged behind its southern neighbor in developing a market for hemp extracts such as CBD, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights Canada’s industrial hemp industry. […]

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