Yesterday four trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry sent a letter to all 535 members of the US Congress urging them to make CBD a legal dietary ingredient and to give FDA the resources to regulate the sector.
As widely predicted, the plaintiff’s bar has turned its attention to the burgeoning CBD category with a series of lawsuits alleging that products contain “significantly lower levels of CBD than advertised.”
The United Natural Products Alliance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, allowing industry stakeholders access to the medical school’s analytical, technical and policy expertise.
A cannabidiol (CBD) manufacturer is calling for greater regulatory controls after independent analyses of 31 CBD-based products found varying levels of active ingredients as well as CBD-related labelling issues.
With 332% growth year-on-year and $52 million in sales, cannabidiol (CBD) has taken the top spot as the best-selling herbal supplement in the natural channel, according to the 2018 HerbalGram Herb Market Report by the American Botanical Council.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced language into a congressional spending report that would require the FDA to issue formal enforcement discretion on the sale of hemp-derived CBD products within 120 days, clearing a path for the lawful...
Medical Marijuana Inc, despite its name one of the early players in the hemp/CBD supplement field, has announced sales increases topping 30% and a move to develop products based on additional cannabinoids.
Interest in CBD is “off the charts,” but those mulling the regulatory path forward for the hottest functional ingredient of the moment might be well advised to consider how other cannabinoids will fit into the regulatory framework going forward, says...
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said the state intends to maintain its lead in the hemp industry by putting the full weight of state government behind its farmers and extractors. The state has taken a lead in shipping hemp plants and seeds to some Latin American...
The rollout of New Age Beverages’ CBD-infused beverages has been delayed owing to the regulatory uncertainty over CBD, which makes navigating the territory “as murky as the Strait of Hormuz,” CEO Brent Willis told analysts yesterday.
The authors of a guest editorial published by the American Botanical Council have proposed a regulatory structure for cannabis products that relies on federal support and coordination for state initiatives.
Europe’s cannabidiol food and supplements market was on display at a recent CBD expo in Berlin, with CBD supplement and cosmetic manufacturers reporting impressive margins in a controversial category defined by booming sales and baffling regulations.
FDA said today it will have an update on a new regulatory structure for CBD by early fall. The announcement came via a press release on another warning issued to a CBD marketer making illegal disease claims.
The US market for foods and beverages featuring hemp-derived CBD – from relaxation drinks to gummies – could be worth $2.5bn by 2023, or 10.5% of an estimated $23.7bn market for CBD products (spanning everything from pharmaceuticals to petfood), predicts...
Relevium Technologies, a Canadian development stage company focusing on online sales of dietary supplements and personal care products, is moving to acquire LifeLine Pharma, a Colombian cannabis company.
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...