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Hemp compounds block COVID-19, study finds

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, preventing a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

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New study explores CBD and CBN for sleep

By Danielle Masterson

CBD brand CBDistillery in partnership with MoreBetter (dba Releaf App) recently announced the results from a 31-day study it calls the Sleep Pathfinder Mission utilizing CBDistillery's Regular Strength Sleep Synergy Tincture.

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Leafreport finds over half CBD products mislabeled

By Danielle Masterson

The CBD watchdog released a market analysis, revealing that of the 221 products tested, only 40% matched the labeled CBD strength and many contained the wrong type of CBD.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

NEWS IN BRIEF

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The European Council has adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which restores tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of hemp varieties back to 0.3%.

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USP commentary sounds safety, quality alarm on delta-8 THC

By Hank Schultz

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a commentary raising potential safety and quality control concerns about the delta-8 THC products flooding the market. The document also raised issues with other cannabinoids that are being isolated...

CBD startup partners athlete organisation 4CAST

Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

CBD startup partners athlete organisation 4CAST

By Nikki Hancocks

London-based CBD drinks startup ThreeDots has announced a partnership with the athlete led media organisation 4CAST to see its products enter international markets.

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Leafreport: Half of CBG products tested don't meet label claim

By Danielle Masterson

With CBG more difficult to source than CBD, Leafreport sought to find out whether this meant a lot of CBG products were on the market that didn't meet label claims listing the amount of the cannabinoid shoppers should expect to find inside.

NutraCast: VMS trend analysis with market intelligence firm Skai

NutraCast: VMS trend analysis with market intelligence firm Skai

By Danielle Masterson

How are supplement brands capitalizing, what trends are resonating with consumers, and what is the outlook for the holidays and beyond? Chase Hochman, Director of Solutions Engineering & Market Intelligence at Skai, said one key trend that stands...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs

NutraWomen Wednesday: Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs

By Danielle Masterson

As a scientist and one of the few female CEOs in the analytical testing industry, Sandra Lee has a passion for chemistry and how it influences multiple aspects of our daily lives. At NJ Labs, she leads the privately owned FDA and DEA inspected facility...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Tricia Horst, Co-founder of High Falls Hemp NY

NutraWomen Wednesday: Tricia Horst, Co-founder of High Falls Hemp NY

By Danielle Masterson

From runways to more natural landscapes, you could say Tricia Horst has an appreciation for beauty. The former top model-turned-hemp grower is the co-founder of High Falls Hemp NY, a business she launched with her husband Rick Weissman in 2018.

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SEC indicts CanaFarma founders on securities fraud

By Hank Schultz

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has indicted CanaFarma hemp and its two cofounders with fraudulently raising about $15 million from investors, and misappropriating approximately $4 million of that for personal and nonbusiness purposes.

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World's 5th biggest economy now fully open to hemp/CBD products

By Hank Schultz

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law making hemp/CBD supplements and foods legal after an unsettled period in which the state health department was following a federal lead in ruling that CBD was not a legal dietary ingredient.

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CDC, FDA issue warnings about delta-8 THC safety

By Hank Schultz

US federal regulatory agencies have issued warnings on the availability of delta-8 THC, saying reports of almost 150 recent emergency room visits have mentioned the substance.

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California Gov. Newsom expected to sign hemp bill

By Hank Schultz

The California Legislature has passed a bipartisan bill to establish rules for the production and marketing of CBD/hemp products. Proponents expect Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign the bill into law before the Oct. 10 deadline.

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

By Danielle Masterson

Amazon heightened the priority of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 when it announced to dietary supplement sellers that ISO accreditation is required, along with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in order to sell products on its online retail platform.

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August Launch Pad: The latest releases revealed

By Danielle Masterson

As we head into Fall, immunity is in focus. Expect the season to bring in adaptogenic mushroom extracts, probiotics and a few ayurvedic ingredients for good measure.

NutraCast: PureForm Global on making CBD from orange peel

NutraCast: PureForm Global on making CBD from orange peel

By Danielle Masterson

As popular and as in demand CBD is, there is a huge chunk of the population who can’t see what the fuss is all about. Why? Because CBD products made from hemp could contain THC, a molecule that will lead to failed drug tests.
But there may be...

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Guest article

CRN: Don’t Sell Out DSHEA for CBD

By By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.

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Must-have ingredients to include in your spring 2022 products

By Danielle Masterson

Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted in the past two years and they continue to do so—including our dietary supplements routine. So what trends will be left in 2021 and what will roll over into 2022?

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CV Sciences’ Q2 revenue rebounds after challenging Q1

By Stephen Daniells

CBD products manufacturer CV Sciences has recorded quarter-on-quarter increases in revenue, with increasing retail distribution and a “strong” innovation pipeline leading to bullish predictions for the rest of 2022.

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