Colorado has convened a commission to formulate an agricultural plan for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. A longtime supplement and natural foods industry consultant is among the participants.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has put further pressure on FDA with a letter requesting a formal announcement of enforcement discretion on the CBD question while a more permanent regulatory solution is hashed out.
An amendment advocated by the Natural Products Association that would earmark funds for CBD regulation was including in the final version of the 2019 appropriations bill passed by the US House of Representatives.
Supplementation with a hemp-derived, CBD-rich extract for six weeks led to significant improvements in sleep and reductions in appetite, according to results of a randomized clinical trial in healthy adults.
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...
Congress should act to create a new law to solve the CBD (cannabidiol) regulatory issue, while simultaneously “closing long-standing gaps” in the oversight of all dietary supplements, according to a new paper by Dr Pieter Cohen and Dr Joshua Sharfstein.
US Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) last week filed an amendment to modify the House Agriculture appropriations bill to include critical funds that would enable FDA to undertake the appropriate processes and set a safe level of CBD.
Editor's Spotlight: Notes from Nutrition 2019 in Baltimore, June 8-11
Is there a role for cannabis and its derivatives to play in our food system, perhaps as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet? Scientists explored the question at the recent Nutrition 2019 conference in Baltimore.
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...