Tag Archives: cannabidiol

Pharmaceutical CBD bill heads to Colorado governor

A bill that creates a lane for the prescribing of FDA-approved CBD medicines in Colorado is now on the road to the governor’s desk. Members of the Colorado Senate on Tuesday morning unanimously passed House Bill 1187, which would allow

GW Pharmaceuticals’ CEO talks Epidiolex, future of cannabidiol medicine

This is a make-or-break spring for GW Pharmaceuticals and its billion-dollar investment in a cannabidiol-based drug. The London-based firm aims to develop the first FDA-approved medicine from plant-derived cannabis compounds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could decide as early as

Hemp Farming Act of 2018 introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell

Hemp could be made whole again — and explicitly legal — under a new bill introduced Thursday by the leader of the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act of 2018 aims to establish hemp as an

Ex-NFL and NHL pros: Cannabis is good medicine

An all-star roster of retired professional athletes are raising their voices for medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Six former pros — five of them ex-NFL players — led a panel discussion about medical cannabis at the NoCo Hemp Expo held in

From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre

Is CBD the “wonder-elixir” for Generation Anxious?

In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with chamomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still

CBD could be in the fast lane to Colorado pharmacies

Cannabidiol is available in Colorado health food stores, but the state’s marijuana laws prevent the cannabis compound from being sold in pharmacies. A bill moving through the Statehouse would open the doors for GW Pharmaceuticals’ CBD-centric Epidiolex drug to be

Of cannabidiol and chai: Intrepid entrepreneurs ready to bring CBD-enriched products to health food stores

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 11:52 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. — Selling Americans on chai, a spiced black tea with roots in herbal medicine, was a heavy lift for

Indiana state lawmakers use arcane rule to turn CBD legalization legislation into a gun bill

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 2:35 pm • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 4:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legislation that would have legalized CBD in Indiana now is a bill to relax gun restrictions. Indiana state lawmakers on Monday

CBD debuts at world’s largest natural products trade show, heralded as “next big thing”

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 9:38 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. – Soy milk, almond butter, kale chips, chai … CBD. Natural products businesses are no strangers to ferrying once-unknown

Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 5:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in

Cannabis industry analytics firm New Frontier Data buys Hemp Business Journal

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 10:29 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 10:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis data clearinghouse New Frontier Data has made a move to bring hemp into its fold with the acquisition of Denver-based

Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are

The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 2:59 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Wrapping up another year that had its share of soul-crushing moments, the ongoing progress of marijuana legalization and exploding growth of

“A significant event”: CBD-based pharma drug Epidiolex presented to FDA for approval

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A CBD-based pharmaceutical drug in development is one more step closer to potential FDA approval. Earlier this week, London-based GW Pharmaceuticals