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Texas proposes rules for consumable hemp products

By Hank Schultz

The state of Texas has proposed rules for consumable hemp products that specify processing, testing, labeling and registration requirements. While the rules are characterized as reasonable and well thought out, they represent another patch in a state-by-state...

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New Virginia law recognizes hemp extracts as food

By Hank Schultz

The State of Virginia has passed a law defining hemp extracts as an approved food. The law also allows a more liberal amount of THC in these products during the growth phase than does the federal description of industrial hemp.

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Curaleaf buoyed by increase in hemp oil demand during crisis

By Hank Schultz

Consumers seem to be turning to hemp and cannabis products during the current crisis, which has buoyed the near term outlook for Curaleaf, one of the largest companies in the sector, which posted strong revenue growth in its recent annual report.

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Industry stakeholders lay out safety, regulatory challenges

By Danielle Masterson

The Natural Products Association (NPA) recently held a webinar on political and legislative insights. At the forefront — the expansion of health savings accounts, new dietary new dietary ingredient enforcement, DSHEA, accurate labels, and Cannabidiol...

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CBD: The most well-researched Instagram trend?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

CBD has become one of the most mentioned health trends on social media, and according to research by Babylon Health, it also has the most research breadth behind it compared to other popular wellness fads such as 'clean beauty' and 'holistic...

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German govt and Euro hemp trade group clash over CBD status

By Shane Starling

The German Food and Agriculture Ministry (BMEL) has refuted an EU hemp group missive that the Ministry had changed its position regarding the novel food requirement for some cannabidiol (CBD) extracts in the EU.

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FDA report on CBD seen as ‘disappointing’ recap of status quo

By Hank Schultz, Elaine Watson and Elizabeth Crawford

A report on CBD delivered by FDA Commissioner Dr Stephen Hahn, MD, was seen by food and dietary supplement industry stakeholders as offering little hope of a timely regulatory solution for the ingredient.

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FSAI issues updates to CBD food and supplement recall

By Will Chu

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has updated its recall of CBD-related foods and food supplements that have flagged up safety concerns due to the presence of delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

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CBD, climate crisis, sustainability: ABC takes a look at 2019 and beyond

By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council

The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.

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The legacy of 2019: CBD, mandatory listing and discord

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

The question of CBDs, and of a mandatory product listing, have dominated a year that for the dietary supplement industry has not been as tumultuous as some.

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CBD, regulatory creep, and continued growth top AHPA's 2019 high points

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.

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CBDepot files Novel Food application for synthetic CBD form

By Will Chu

CBDepot has applied for Novel Food (NF) application for a synthetic form of cannabidiol (CBD) for food supplement use in a move the firm says has a better chance of regulatory approval.

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NPA review of 2019: CBD Goes Mainstream

By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, CEO and President of the Natural Products Association (NPA)

2019 will be remembered as the year Cannabidiol (CBD) hit the American mainstream. From Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream to pet food and hand lotions to vape pens, CBD is everywhere we look. Which is why it is easy to understand why the majority of Americans...

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Wild ride over past decade shapes view of coming frenetic year

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement industry is a crazy quilt that marries the sublime to the ridiculous and includes players of the highest moral and intellectual standards as well as those participating in the basest grubbing for money.

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