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Thrive Market: 'We will be working behind the scenes in the coming weeks to get hemp products back on Thrive Market' (Picture: Thrive Market)

Thrive Market halts sales of hemp-derived CBD products

By Elaine Watson

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...

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Gaia Herbs starts sales for its new full spectrum hemp extract

By Adi Menayang

Gaia Herbs, a leading brand of botanical supplements in terms of sales with distribution in national chains like CVS and Whole Foods Market, has started sales for its full spectrum hemp extract line on its website and will roll out across natural and...

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BBB Labs launches quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts

By Elaine Watson

We’re no longer in the ‘Wild West’ when it comes to hemp-derived CBD, but buyers can still get burned if they don’t do their homework, says Colorado-based BBB Labs, which has launched a quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts to reassure partners...

Attorney: “I hear people say things like, well company X is doing it, why can’t I? It’s like saying, ‘Well, everyone else was speeding, officer...’ (Picture: © Getty Images / Aleksandr_Kravtsov)

'Ignorance is amok... not even the investors are asking the right questions. It’s total anarchy'

SPECIAL FEATURE: What is the regulatory status of CBD in food and beverage products?

By Elaine Watson

If you ask the FDA or the DEA if CBD (cannabidiol) is permitted in foods, beverages and supplements, the answer is a pretty unequivocal NO. If you ask the scores of companies currently selling it in everything from CBD-infused soda to smoothie kits, the...

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