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Big dollars are undeterred by red tape tangle and inconsistent enforcement

Written by CBD-Intel || 11th March 2019 || Business briefing |

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North American businesses are still investing millions in the CBD hemp market, despite the uncertainty generated by new legislation and clampdowns on retailers, with many US and Canadian firms acquiring nascent businesses ...

CBD to treat concussion disorders? Retired NHL players join study

Written by CBD-Intel || 8th March 2019 || Business briefing |

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A charity for retired ice hockey players is teaming up with one of the world’s biggest cannabis companies and a medical research body to research how CBD treatment impacts concussion-related disorders ...

GW Pharmaceuticals reports loss despite success of CBD-based drug

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st March 2019 || Business briefing |

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CBD drug manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals saw a significant net loss in the last quarter, despite growth and sales of its cannabis-derived pharmaceutical drugs going to plan ...

Deal signals plans for ‘sustainable’ bio-synthesised CBD

Written by CBD-Intel || 26th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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The commercialisation of bio-synthesised cannabidiol could be on the horizon following the announcement by Amyris that it will be forming a new partnership to focus on “cannabinoid development”. The California-based company is best known for creating synthetic sweeteners...

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

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

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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 ...

‘More women than men’ have tried CBD in UK

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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More women than men have tried CBD products, according to a new report from CBD-Intel. Among other findings in the report is that health-conscious men are more likely than others to try CBD ...

Science review sees promise and problems in medical use of CBD

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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CBD shows promise for treating some medical conditions but the potential for interactions with other drugs is a cause for concern, as is poor quality control, according to a recent review of science in the field ...

Cannabis companies team up with pharma firm to supply Europe

Written by CBD-Intel || 14th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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Two of the largest legal cannabis companies, Wayland and International Cannabis Corp, are teaming up with a multinational pharmaceutical organisation in a bid to create significant amounts of CBD for the European market ...

Israel can grow its cannabis and CBD sector with government blessing

Written by CBD-Intel || 7th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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Although cannabis is considered a dangerous drug in Israel, government support for cannabis start-ups and liberal policies on research have helped the country develop an active medical cannabis industry ...

Argentina – land of opportunity beset by confusion and doubt

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th January 2019 || Business briefing |

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A growing domestic CBD consumer base and excellent potential for cannabis farming make Argentina an intriguing market despite regulatory ambiguity and differences in opinion between national and provincial authorities ...

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

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

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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 ...

Kosher product approval achieved by two CBD companies

Written by CBD-Intel || 25th January 2019 || Business briefing |

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Two CBD products have received kosher status from the largest agency in Europe dealing with rabbinically-approved foodstuffs. London-based Advance Biotech received kosher certification from KLBD Kosher Certification in September 2018, followed by Provocan, a CBD brand made by Jerusalem-based...

LloydsPharmacy may be path to stronger CBD for UK supermarkets

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st January 2019 || Business briefing |

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Though Lloyds is a lesser name than Boots among UK pharmacy chains, its partnership with Sainsbury’s means it could be poised to dramatically expand the range of the supermarket’s CBD product offerings. LloydsPharmacy started stocking a range of CBD...

Online seller accuses others of using CBD as ‘a marketing tool’

Written by CBD-Intel || 10th January 2019 || Business briefing |

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The co-founder of an online CBD shop has accused rivals of deceptive marketing. Johan Obel of TheDrug.Store also called for more clarity – and tighter controls – over what is and is not legal in the UK...

The shape of things to come: what 2019 will bring for CBD

Written by Freddie Dawson || 31st December 2018 || Business briefing |

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While CBD has been one of THE stories of 2018, the novelty phase is now over, and 2019 will be the year the longer-term future of CBD products becomes clearer. CBD-Intel looks at prospects for the months ahead...

CBD beverage companies step into the future with nanoemulsions

Written by CBD-Intel || 28th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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Companies which make beverages containing CBD are resorting to new technologies to get around a thorny problem. CBD is not water soluble, meaning a fatty emulsion needs to be created in order to get the substance to mix with...

Drinkable CBD – a drop of the good stuff, or weak as water?

Written by CBD-Intel || 6th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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Among a wave of drinkable CBD products released in the UK this year, one of the more controversial is Love Hemp’s CBD-infused bottled water – advertised as being spring water “infused with CBD hemp droplets” ...

Epidiolex for Europe may come from UK-grown cannabis

Written by CBD-Intel || 3rd December 2018 || Business briefing |

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The CBD-based epilepsy drug Epidiolex could become available in Europe, manufactured from cannabis already growing in eastern England ...

Equilibrium to add CBD to recovery shots; new CBD beer hits shelves

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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British detox products supplier Equilibrium Labs is to add CBD to its Sober Up shots next year, in a move that could benefit those with foggy heads thanks to a new CBD beer also hitting shelves. A CBD-infused version...

US federal government soliciting information for CBD research

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

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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...

Companies link up to produce and distribute soluble CBD strips

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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Two North American companies have announced collaborations with established drug delivery firms to produce and expand distribution for oral CBD strips – soluble strips that dissolve in the mouth ...