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Oral products now subject to enforcement: Spain market report

12th December 2018

Europe
Spain
Market Research
Market reports

Our study of the Spanish CBD market found that, according to Google Trends, there is a lot of interest in CBD but it is not as popular as in other countries. Currently, CBD products made for oral consumption are the subject of enforcement action

US vape company takes a ‘natural’ step into the CBD business

12th December 2018

Canada
North America
United States
Companies
Business briefing

Turning Point Brands, one of America’s largest smokeless tobacco and vapour companies, has taken a minority stake in Canadian American Standard Hemp, a company dedicated to CBD products

Charlotte’s Web can spread through drugstores, with help of Farm Bill

10th December 2018

North America
United States
Washington
Companies
Business briefing

Charlotte’s Web Holdings, which claims to be the market leader in “innovative hemp-based, CBD wellness products”, says it expects to add national drugstores to its thousands of locations in the US soon

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

6th December 2018

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

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”

Wayland agrees to take 51% share in UK medical cannabis company

6th December 2018

Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Business briefing

Canadian medical cannabis company Wayland Group has agreed to purchase 51% of the British firm Theros Pharma for £27.8m – if it succeeds in gaining a UK cultivation or import licence

Google searches increase and flowers widely available: CBD in Italy

4th December 2018

Europe
Italy
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

In the Italian online space CBD is mainly sold through specialist stores. Unlike many other European markets, cannabis flowers are widely available and offer the most variation to online consumers.

Epidiolex for Europe may come from UK-grown cannabis

3rd December 2018

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

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

30th November 2018

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

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 of Sober Up, which is based on a proprietary blend of herbs and extracts, should be available from early 2019.

A highly restrictive regime: Australia regulatory report

29th November 2018

Australasia
Australia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Australia is a highly restrictive market for CBD, with limits on growing and extraction and an absolute prohibition on CBD in consumer products. This report details what is and what is not allowed

Interest in online retailers is growing: UK market report

28th November 2018

Europe
United Kingdom
Market Research
Market reports

In our latest look at the UK market, we find that interest in online retailing for CBD has increased over the last year. There is a diverse range of product types and multiple types of retailer across different channels

CBD under Danish law: Denmark regulatory report

27th November 2018

Denmark
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Cultivation of hemp with less than 0.2% THC content is legal in Denmark. While some aspects of CBD regulation remain unclear, our report guides you through the rules as they are – and how they may be interpreted

US federal government soliciting information for CBD research

22nd November 2018

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 on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is probing for businesses that have the “in-house capability to act as a centralized source for acquisition and/or production, analysis, and distribution of cannabis and related materials for research purposes,” according to a federal notice.

What will Brexit really mean for the British CBD industry?

19th November 2018

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The British government last week presented the 585-page draft withdrawal agreement which lays out how it intends the UK to leave the European Union. Here CBD-Intel explains just how it may affect the CBD industry

Medical cannabis firms invest in Europe, Americans look to expand

15th November 2018

Canada
Europe
Germany
North America
Companies
Business briefing

Investment in Europe continues as companies in the medical cannabis sector anticipate further loosening of regulations. In the pure-CBD sector, two American firms are eyeing expansion

CBD treatments on the way as FDA grants 20th ‘orphan drug’ designation

14th November 2018

Canada
North America
United States
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

The number of cannabidiol-based pharmaceutical products in the pipeline continues to grow, with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granting yet another orphan drug designation for CBD

All CBD products for animals will be treated in the UK as medicine

14th November 2018

Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The UK’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has told CBD-Intel that even a product not normally considered a medicine, such as a pet food or livestock feed, will be treated as a pharmaceutical if it contains CBD

Companies link up to produce and distribute soluble CBD strips

12th November 2018

Canada
North America
United States
Companies
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

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

CBD in Greece: Google searches rise as the trend grows

9th November 2018

Europe
Greece
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports
Marketing & retailing

The CBD market in Greece is growing and increasing numbers of brands and products have been launched on the market recently. The number of CBD-related Google searches also increased in the last year