The CBD Submarket Plays Major Role In Legal Cannabis Industry

CBD is a major part of the growing legal cannabis market

NEW YORK: A major submarket of the legal cannabis industry is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is the part of the plant that is not associated with the side effects of THC, so therefore CBD is usually used for medical reasons and not recreational purposes. A report by The Hemp Business Journal projects that the CBD market will Read the full article…

Alternate Health Announces Cannabis Production Partnership With California Native American Band

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CANADA: Alternate Health has entered into a 30 year joint venture agreement with the Alturas Native Band to support the development, production, research and extraction of CBD’s used to create medicinal products in this state-of-the-art cannabis production facility. According to a company news release, the cannabis produced at this facility will be extracted on-site to create Read the full article…

What Is CBD? The Everyday Guide To Cannabidiol

What is CBD?

COLORADO: CannaInsider.com has published a comprehensive guide to CBD, the miracle cannabinoid endorsed and made popular in 2013 by a documentary produced by mainstream media health expert, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 80 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids bind to receptors in the brain and body Read the full article…

Marijuana And The Growth In Cigarette Alternatives

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CALIFORNIA: Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death in the US, and chronic exposure to tobacco smoke is related to increased incidences of cancer as well as vascular disease, according to the United States Center for Disease Control. Many substitutes have been created to help individuals quit smoking cigarettes, such as herbal cigarettes, e-cigs, Read the full article…

Librede Awarded NIH Funding to Optimize Cannabinoid Production in Yeast

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CALIFORNIA: Librede, a San Diego-based synthetic biology company, has received a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to improve Cannabidiol production in genetically engineered yeast. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several pharmacologically active chemicals (cannabinoids) found in Read the full article…

‘Cannabis For Kids’ Legislation Filed In Indiana

The committee voted 10-0 in favor of proposed legislation (SB 72) aimed at providing immunity from prosecution to Hoosier doctors conducting trials on the effectiveness of CBD oil for treating seizures.

INDIANA: State Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, expects her medical marijuana bill to be assigned to the “graveyard committee” again by the speaker of the House. But a marijuana-related bill introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Jean Leising, a Republican whose district includes southern Henry County, stands a much better chance of being enacted. Errington is calling Leising’s Senate Read the full article…

New Rules On Medical Marijuana Research Could Play Into Pennsylvania Legislative Process

These modifications will streamline the research process regarding CBD’s possible medicinal value and help foster ongoing scientific studies.

PENNSYLVANIA:  Last week the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration relaxed regulations on medical marijuana research, with potential implications for approval of laws in Pennsylvania. Loosening regulations on medical marijuana research should streamline the process for researchers conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol, or CBD, an extract of the marijuana plant, according to a news release from Read the full article…

Growing Hope: The Fight For Medical Marijuana For Epileptic Kids

They have illnesses so insidious they have stymied a virtual army of doctors and specialists. But these families believe that oils made from a cannabis plant might help their children where they say all other anti-epilepsy drugs have failed.

COLORADO:  January 22nd 2015 was a brisk, cold day. All the trees in Richmond, Virginia were bare from a harsh winter. As the chill blew up the hill in the city’s historic Shockoe Slip district, several families began to emerge from a hotel in the shadow of the State Capitol. Lisa Smith was there with Read the full article…

Did GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) Just Destroy The CBD-Product Industry?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that products which contain cannabidiol (CBD) cannot be sold as dietary supplements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that products which contain cannabidiol (CBD) cannot be sold as dietary supplements. The agency, however, left open the possibility that would it consider contrary evidence. The FDA’s website provides questions and answers pertaining its policies on marijuana. The way the questions were written provides avenues Read the full article…

Thousands Of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana For Their Critically Ill Kids

Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a campaign for the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a national campaign Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil that have shown therapeutic benefits. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) first introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act, named for 8-year-old Charlotte Figi, who successfully treats her debilitating Read the full article…