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Rugby league stars to promote CBD brand on kit: business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 21st January 2020 || Business briefing |

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CBD-Intel brings you news that a rugby league team will be the first senior outfit in its sport to promote a CBD brand on its kit, a qualification for hemp production is offered in Kentucky and a US...

Charity invests in CBD trials for Parkinson’s symptom relief

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 14th January 2020 || Business briefing |

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As more victims of Parkinson’s disease turn to CBD to relieve symptoms such as tremors, anxiety and insomnia, Parkinson’s UK is investing in a clinical trial into how CBD might benefit those suffering Parkinson’s-related psychosis ...

Whole Foods Market to halt CBD product sales after FDA order

Written by CBD-Intel || 13th January 2020 || Business briefing |

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An American retailer has put the sale and expansion of its range of CBD products on hold while it awaits clarification from federal authorities about the legal status of what products can be sold ...

US hemp farmers set up trade association: business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 10th January 2020 || Business briefing |

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CBD-Intel brings you news that hemp farmers in the US have set up their own trade association. a new CBD production line has been announced in China, and a German business is now taking orders for a harvesting...

Misinformation, regulation and pharma in the CBD sector

Written by Freddie Dawson || 10th January 2020 || Business briefing |

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Misinformation presents an existential threat to the CBD industry, can be very damaging on a personal level to the health of the people involved, the mentality of the wider population and the industry as a whole, according to...

TLC star launches Tionne Wellness: CBD business news in brief

Written by Freddie Dawson || 30th December 2019 || Business briefing |

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RnB star Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has launched her own range of CBD products. The former TLC star’s TLCBD items include beauty serums, face creams, lip balms, pain relief balms, oral tinctures, and gummies, as well as tinctures for...

Guidance in place, but finance not yet SAFE: CBD-Intel business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 17th December 2019 || Business briefing |

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Guidance on SAFE Banking, the emergence of non-CBD CBD creams, and a question of wind in Arizona are among the latest items of business news in brief from CBD-Intel ...

Boris’s Brexit: what it could mean for the UK CBD industry

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th December 2019 || Business briefing |

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Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the British general election means Brexit will almost certainly take place early in 2020. But will the strenthening of the Conservative grip on power have any direct impact on CBD? ...

UK fuel station forecourt stores provide a way ahead for CBD vaping

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

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Vaping brands are looking with increased interest at the CBD product retail opportunity represented by opening a shop-within-a-shop at fuel stations. A number of businesses see it as a viable way to increase visibility and reach more customers....

A NICE change of heart as UK approves CBD-based medicines after all

Written by CBD-Intel || 21st November 2019 || Business briefing |

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Official approval by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of the drugs Epidyolex and Sativex will be seen by many as a positive sign of growing acceptance of cannabis-based medicines ...

CBD patent awarded for treatment of genetic condition: CBD business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 18th November 2019 || Business briefing |

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The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a specialist pharmaceutical company a patent for a cannabidiol treatment of Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic condition. Other items include news from Australia, Latin America, the EU and the US...

‘Potential goes beyond CBD and THC – but consumers need educating’

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 12th November 2019 || Business briefing |

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Educating consumers is the key to success in the fast-moving industry of cannabis-based products, says Melissa Jochim, founder of High Beauty, a brand of skincare products from pressed hemp seed oil ...

CBD vending machines for Colorado c-stores: CBD business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 12th November 2019 || Business briefing |

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A Colorado company is to pilot the use of CBD vending machines in convenience stores. Other news items come from the UK, South Africa, and states across the US from California to Vermont ...

CBD ‘most searched health term in the US’: CBD business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 4th November 2019 || Business briefing |

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According to research from San Diego State University, CBD is the most searched health term in the US. Also covered are further stories from the US, Australia, India, Italy and Switzerland ...

Full-spectrum products are ‘the future’, says pro-hemp vet

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 29th October 2019 || Business briefing |

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California vet Tim Shu, founder of Vet CBD and Dr Shu’s Pet Care, discusses the future of full-spectrum products, cannabinoid therapeutics, and the need for further research and regulation ...

CBD-Intel business news in brief

Written by CBD-Intel || 23rd October 2019 || Business briefing |

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A legal battle between a Canadian cannabis company and a US hemp company leads this round-up of business news in brief. Also covered are stories from Australia, Germany, and a number of US states ...

Quality control marks on the way for CBD – but will anyone notice?

Written by CBD-Intel || 18th October 2019 || Business briefing |

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At least three organisations involved in CBD and hemp are setting up marks to let consumers know their products meet minimum quality standards. However, according to one expert, many customers won’t even notice them ...

Research reveals how CBD offsets mentally disturbing effects of THC

Written by CBD-Intel || 17th October 2019 || Business briefing |

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Researchers in Canada have for the first time revealed how CBD can block unwanted THC-related side-effects of cannabis. Also: Can CBD relieve anxiety disorders? and the therapeutic potential of ‘Turbo’ oil tested ...