CBD / Hemp

Thrive Market: 'We will be working behind the scenes in the coming weeks to get hemp products back on Thrive Market' (Picture: Thrive Market)

Thrive Market halts sales of hemp-derived CBD products

By Elaine Watson

Natural products online marketplace Thrive Market has temporarily halted sales of hemp-derived CBD products after its merchant processor demanded it cease selling them amid uncertainty over their legal status, but says it is in conversations with a new...

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From the editor's desk

Rapidly diversifying CBD realm will cleave along quality lines

By Hank Schultz

Lessons learned from the history of the dietary supplement industry can be applied to the hemp world, and the blitzkrieg-like pace of the industry means we’ll know in short order who’s getting the message and who isn’t. It will also put pressure on regulators...

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CBD’s halo effect will boost pet supplement sales, analyst says

By Adi Menayang

Pet owners are more likely to support the legalization of marijuana than the overall population, according to a recent Packaged Facts survey. They’re also more likely to agree that both prescription and OTC hemp, CBD, and cannabis products should be legal.

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Gaia Herbs starts sales for its new full spectrum hemp extract

By Adi Menayang

Gaia Herbs, a leading brand of botanical supplements in terms of sales with distribution in national chains like CVS and Whole Foods Market, has started sales for its full spectrum hemp extract line on its website and will roll out across natural and...

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New mouse study finds level of liver toxicity for CBD

By Hank Schultz

A study published recently has found a level of liver toxicity for CBD, putting up a big caveat to the notion within the hemp/CBD world that its products have nothing in the way of safety concerns.

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BBB Labs launches quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts

By Elaine Watson

We’re no longer in the ‘Wild West’ when it comes to hemp-derived CBD, but buyers can still get burned if they don’t do their homework, says Colorado-based BBB Labs, which has launched a quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts to reassure partners...

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FDA: We do not have a policy of enforcement discretion for CBD products

By Stephen Daniells

Despite comments made by then FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to the contrary, the US Food and Drug Administration does not have a policy of enforcement discretion with respect to products derived from cannabis and its components, including cannabidiol...

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“Our board sees wisdom in admitting as CRN members those CBD companies who are playing by [the] rules," says CRN president and CEO

CRN member companies now include CBD specialists

By Adi Menayang

Having some companies specializing in the still-not-legal dietary ingredient CBD join CRN will help the trade group as it looks to “help FDA, or Congress, craft those regulations,” said Andrew Shao, CRN’s senior vice president of scientific and regulatory...

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