FDA exec: Don’t expect an exception for CBD

CBD treatments are promising, but far more research needs to be done before federal authorities can allow them in foods and dietary supplements, according to a leader of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new cannabinoid work group. Talking to the National Industrial Hemp Council, Lowell Schiller warned CBD producers in attendance that the FDA […]

Chinese tariffs having minimal effects on U.S. hemp industry, experts say

Most American farmers are in full-fledged panic mode following news that companies in China have suspended use of U.S. agricultural products in response to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese goods. But the nascent U.S. hemp industry shouldn’t worry, economists and trade experts told Hemp Industry Daily. A $5.9 billion market, China is […]

Brownstein Hyatt cites growth of industrial hemp in formation of industry group

With industrial hemp and recreational/medical cannabis becoming what it calls more “mainstream,” law firm and lobbying giant Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck said it has created a new industry group to accommodate the maturing markets. The group will be co-chaired by Melissa Kuipers Blake, a shareholder in the Denver-based firm’s government relations department, and Amy Steinfeld, […]

Don’t fall victim to fantasy valuations in the hemp sector

We often hear from acquirers and company owners alike in cannabis sectors that the times we are living in now are like “the first years after Prohibition in 1933.” The implication is that hemp and marijuana versions of Anheuser-Busch, Coors and Seagram are being formed now, and it won’t be long before products will start […]

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