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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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana’s Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 6:43 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 6:58 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and

Georgia medical marijuana advocate Rep. Allen Peake won’t run for re-election

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — One of the Georgia legislature’s chief advocates for medical marijuana says he will not run for re-election this year. Republican Rep.

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

Trial begins for advocates suing Sessions and the DEA over marijuana’s Schedule I status

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 11:03 am • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 3:07 pm By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder,

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