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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 ...

Don’t judge cannabis by THC/CBD content alone, say scientists

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st November 2018 || Business briefing |

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Many cannabis strains marketed as distinct are in fact chemically much the same, but there may also be non-obvious differences and their effects on humans should not be judged purely on THC and CBD content, scientists say ...

Tobacco industry divided on involvement in CBD and cannabis

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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CBD and other legal cannabis products appear to be dividing the tobacco industry. Around half of the major Western tobacco companies have publicly announced an interest in the cannabis and cannabis-product spheres with the other half continuing to deny...

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

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

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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...

A new Brazilian president is unlikely to free CBD from its legal chains

Written by CBD-Intel || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Prospects for CBD in Brazil depend hugely on the outcome of the forthcoming presidential election, in which the far right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has emerged as a very strong favourite ...

Emerald Health prepares to sort the CBD from the chaff

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Canadian company Emerald Health Therapeutics is set to sign a deal to use an extraction facility capable of processing 1000 tonnes of biomass to produce 600m softgel CBD capsules a year ...

US biotech specialists move into cannabinoid fermentation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Intrexon, an American biotech company listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, has announced a development in its microbial platform capable of producing cannabinoids for medical use ...

Medical cannabis company lands in hot water with sexy ‘nurses’

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st October 2018 || Business briefing |

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A Canadian company has come under regulatory scrutiny and lost a major business deal after it attempted to recruit new medical cannabis users at a dance club party using scantily clad women in nurses’ uniforms ...

Imperial Brands looks to CBD for growth, says CEO

Written by David Palacios || 28th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Tobacco giant Imperial Brands is looking to new markets such as cannabis and CBD in the near future. “At the moment we are looking to understand this space”, said Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Brands, about the cannabis market in...

Massachusetts growers losing patience over licensing hold-ups

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

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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 ...

Canadian cannabis distributor makes move on UK and Europe

Written by Freddie Dawson || 17th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Namaste Technologies, the company behind Canadian online cannabis sales platform CannMart, is planning an advance into Europe, taking CBD products into the UK market as food supplements ...