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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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FDA rejects two NDI filings on full spectrum hemp extracts

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected two New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for CBD ingredients. Industry stakeholders said the fact of the rejections and some of wording used in the letters makes it clear that new legislation is likely...

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July Launch Pad: New products bursting on the scene

By Danielle Masterson

July is overlfowing with new launches—whether it's carotenoids for skin health, omegas for joint support or delta-8 for relaxation, this month caters to a variety of lifestyles.

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Cannabinoid fermentation specialist eyes Mexican market

By Hank Schultz

The advent of a strategic patent has put formulation specialist Biomedican on course to fundamentally alter the cannabinoid supply picture, the company claims. In addition, a Mexican court ruling has opened up opportunities south of the border.

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

By Danielle Masterson

More and more companies are using apps to gain insights on their respective industries. With the right data inputs, technology can improve decision making and help company leaders zero in on trends. The Releaf App is one such application that individuals...

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The blurred lines of the legality of Delta-8

By Danielle Masterson

Months ago, many may not have even been aware of the existence of this cannabis compound. Today, Delta-8 is the fastest-growing category of hemp products, with US sales of products listing Delta-8 jumping 144% from a year earlier, according to cannabis...

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Ayurveda is an ancient eastern medical practice that’s been around over 5 thousand years. And while CBD isn’t anything new, modern medicine has only recently began conducting research.

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The challenges with CBD for sports nutrition

By Shane Starling

The CBD sports nutrition sector had its game significantly boosted in 2018 when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed the hemp-derived cannabinoid from its list of banned performance-enhancing substances – the market duly took off.

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Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced

By Hank Schultz

A US Senate bill to specifically allow the use of CBD and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements and foods has been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship. The bill also enjoys broad support within the industry.

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