All news articles for September 2020

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Hemp-CBD dietary supplement bill introduced in the House

By Stephen Daniells

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) have introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 to allow hemp and hemp derived CBD to be legally marketed in dietary supplements.

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Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

By Stephen Daniells

Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...

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Jarrow Formulas sold to private equity firm

By Hank Schultz

Jarrow Formulas, a manufacturer with a 40-year history in the industry, has been sold to private equity firm New Mountain Capital, the company announced this week.

A growing number of firms are using genetically engineered yeast to biosynthesize cannabinoids by effectively reverse engineering how Cannabis sativa plants make these molecules (picture: Demetrix)

Demetrix begins demo scale production of rare cannabinoid CBG

By Elaine Watson

Demetrix – one of a new wave of biotech firms producing cannabinoids via biosynthesis (rather than extracting them from cannabis plants) – has commenced 15,000-liter demo-scale fermentation production of CBG (cannabigerol), the first rare cannabinoid...

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