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Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law. A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp

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

Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch

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

This struggling oil and gas company will soon sell you CBD-infused personal care products

Shareholders of a penny stock Minneapolis oil and gas company are now shareholders of a penny stock CBD cosmetics business. A Minnesota oil and gas firm, which in a former life was a producer of snow skates in Colorado, will

Hemp dog biscuit bakers use CBD to ease dogs’ pain

Val Downing and Nan Barron, co-owners of the Loveland-based dog biscuit company The Biscuit Barkery, are exhibiting their CBD-infused dog biscuits at the 2018 NoCo Hemp Expo at The Ranch. The women, both retired teachers, have been baking dog biscuits

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

Federally legal hemp, a fruitful endeavor in Colorado, gets jolt from Republican Mitch McConnell

Colorado’s burgeoning hemp industry got a jolt Monday when Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Majority Leader, gave his full-throated support of shoring up federal laws around hemp. McConnell announced plans to introduce The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove

Hemp operation opens in historic florist greenhouse

An agricultural biotechnology company has launched a hemp grow operation in a newly renovated greenhouse space on the grounds of the historic Lafayette Florist. Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences rented the 12,000-square-foot greenhouse — which had been used to grow flowers

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

Idaho Senate panel kills CBD legalization bill

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 4:48 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 4:48 pm By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of

Use of CBD oil by prescription approved by Idaho House bill

Published: Feb 28, 2018, 4:13 pm • Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 4:13 pm By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s House has advanced a bill allowing residents to use oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho

World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 10:08 am • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 11:26 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review

Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 8:22 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and

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