USDA counsel says states cannot halt transport of legally-grown hemp

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th June 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Colorado
Idaho
North America
Oregon
United States
West Virginia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
US states and tribal territories have no right to stop the transportation of legal hemp that conforms with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines or was produced under the terms of the 2014 Farm Bill ...

Is the NFL about to relax its stance on CBD?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th June 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
CBD continues to gain ground across sports in North America; with recent visibility in sports like rugby and baseball, and no general proscription against CBD use from the World Anti-Doping Code, it may be making headway into American...

Bank associations pressure US Congress for cannabis banking reform

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th May 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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Banking associations from all across the US have written to the Senate to advocate for a hearing on cannabis banking reform ...

Martial arts company to help research use of CBD for athletes

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 24th May 2019 || Business briefing |

Canada
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing
Aurora Cannabis is to collaborate with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotions company headquartered in Las Vegas, on studies of CBD’s possible usefulness in treating pain and inflammation and in recovery and...

US Postal Service offers guidance on mail delivery of CBD products

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th April 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Use of the federal mail to deliver CBD products has remained a vexed question for companies in the US since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Now the US Postal Service has shone some light on the...

Mainstream US drugstore chains announce plans to sell CBD

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th March 2019 || Business briefing |

Alabama
California
Colorado
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
New Mexico
North America
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
United States
Vermont
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing
CBD products appears to be entering the mainstream of US retail. One of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the US, CVS is already selling a range of products in at least eight US states and Walgreens has...

Confusion abounds in the tangle of US states’ CBD enforcement

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Alabama
Idaho
Maine
Michigan
Nebraska
New York
North America
Ohio
South Carolina
Tennessee
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Momentum in the American CBD market continues to build, but a confusing patchwork of differing interpretations by various state authorities has led to local officials starting to clamp down on retailers ...

Global CBD rules will get tougher, then normalise, expert predicts

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 20th February 2019 || Business briefing |

Europe
France
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulations governing hemp-derived CBD are likely to increase sharply in the near future but then tail off as the product is integrated into general regulatory frameworks for food, cosmetics and industrial products, according to a legal expert ...

US veterans urge CBD legalisation in Georgia, Tennessee drafts CBD bills

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 28th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Georgia
North America
Tennessee
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Congressional politicians in Tennessee have been turning their attention to possible regulation of farming for CBD, while those in Georgia have been addressed by military veterans eager for CBD to be legalised ...

CBD to enter the big-time with coffee ads at the Super Bowl

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 28th January 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
A series of advertisements for CBD products will be seen at Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the LA Rams, powerfully demonstrating their arrival in the US mainstream ...

Congress passes US Farm Bill with Hemp Farming Act intact

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 14th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Congress has approved a compromise version of the 2018 Farm Bill which will remove industrial hemp from the federal narcotics Schedule 1 list, potentially giving a green light to development of the CBD industry ...

US federal government soliciting information for CBD research

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd November 2018 || Business briefing |

Canada
North America
United States
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Securing cannabis supplies for research purposes is the focus of an information request from the US federal government. They are asking businesses about the ability to analyse, produce, and even distribute cannabis products for research. The National Institute...

Michigan says yes, North Dakota says no to recreational cannabis

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Voters in Michigan have voted to legalise the recreational use of cannabis, while those in North Dakota rejected it. In Utah and Missouri medical cannabis use was approved on the day the US turned out to vote in...

CBD.io teams up with vape expo for major Las Vegas show

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
A major CBD show is to be held in Las Vegas next month in what is billed as “an epic collaboration of two industries”. The CBD.io event will take place on 9th and 10th November in conjunction with...

Massachusetts growers losing patience over licensing hold-ups

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th September 2018 || Business briefing |

Massachusetts
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Cannabis growers in Massachusetts have indicated they may sue the state’s Cannabis Control Commission over a dispute that appears to have delayed the start of legal sales there ...