14th January 2021 - Alerts roundup |
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For many 2020 will always carry an asterisk. The CBD industry was – overall – more fortunate than many other sectors
Efforts to supply the first CBD product to Brazil’s public healthcare system will have to wait a while longer – and there is some dispute between the institute preparing to produce it and the sponsors of a Congress bill
Increasing numbers of celebrities are endorsing CBD products, with names as big as will.i.am, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow among those investing or launching their own brands
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Another company has been warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stop claiming CBD can cure or mitigate the symptoms of COVID-19
The Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) decision in the Kanavape case will have a tremendous impact on the CBD industry in the European Union (EU). However, the breadth of its impact is not yet fully realised. A number of things must happen beforehand and it may come down to further court rulings before a […]
Pharmaceutical firms continue to invest in research into the healing potential of cannabinoids, launching clinical trials to investigate their ability to treat a range of conditions
The announcement is a full reversal from the EC on a position that many found surprising in the first place. It marks a stellar period for the regulation of CBD and other cannabinoids with major decisions in their favour at the Court of Justice of the European Union, United Nations and now the EC. The […]
The results of Canada’s public consultation on health products containing cannabis have been released, showing strong support for allowing the sale of CBD outside the current cannabis restrictions
The Isle of Man looks likely to become the second jurisdiction operating under UK regulations to allow the use of hemp flowers in extraction
Overall it seems the industry – particularly in Europe – is not expecting much from Black Friday sales. European companies appear to consider CBD products more as health products that are requirement purchases throughout the year as opposed to lifestyle products that might be purchased as a one off during a special sales event. The situation may be slightly different in […]
How important is the CJEU decision on the Kanavape case? The judgement in favour of CBD from the Courts of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will almost certainly have significant long-term consequences for the CBD industry in Europe. It will likely influence the European Commission (EC)’s further assessment of the question of whether CBD is […]
CBD, generally seen as a health or wellness product, and “bad guy” nicotine are almost opposites in terms of public perception – but could putting the two together make commercial sense?
Mexico is overall the number one country to watch, rated highly likely to change regulations on both medical and recreational cannabis in the near future.
The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to the CBD company For Our Vets over COVID-19 health claims
There are still quite a few unanswered questions regarding the novel food application process under the FSA. Fortunately the requirement of having toxicological data
Commercial interest in mushrooms as active ingredients is on the rise – despite legal issues that severely curtail commercial opportunities
Increasing numbers of CBD businesses are marketing products that chime with the wellness trend and now even Playboy is launching a line of CBD products in the US that promise physical and mental benefits
Maria Alejandra Estanga, our market analysts, presented the current status of the topicals market across the most important CBD markets during the Virtual Cannacosmo Health + Beauty Expo on 29st September.
A proposal to be voted on by Brazilian legislators in the coming weeks could legalise the growing of hemp for industrial purposes and cannabis for medical use
Studies looking at the potential for CBD to treat or alleviate COVID-19 symptoms continue to progress – with one study hinting at promising results combining CBD with other terpene products
The pharmaceutical side of the cannabinoid industry continues to grow, with several major announcements expanding treatments and blurring boundaries
CBD-Intel managing director, Tim Phillips, discusses the main facts and issues surrounding CBD and Novel Food status in European markets. He presents the key aspects of the delay, the political issues and the impacts released on the European level and the future challenges for the sector.
The bankruptcy stories continue for cannabinoid firms in the US and Canada as businesses struggle to survive in turbulent times
Expansion plans by two major players suggest confidence in the future of the CBD market in the UK, with one anticipating a continuing rise in sales driven by reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic
A comprehensive list of possible cannabinoid/drug interactions has been published for the first time by researchers at Penn State University in the US
Canopy, the Canadian cannabinoid company, has continued to commit heavily to BioSteel, a sports nutrition company in which Canopy now owns the majority share.
Canadian cannabinoid firm Canopy Growth has signed a multi-year deal with NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes as part of its advance into the sports nutrition market
New research into the therapeutic potential of lesser known cannabinoids is progressing with recent discoveries about a host of new compounds
Registration in the US FDA National Drug Code (NDC) Directory conveys significant benefits even if the FDA does not specifically approve these items as over-the-counter products, according to a CBD company
The FDA’s recent report that fewer than half of the CBD products tested from US store shelves contain the amount of CBD on the label was unwelcome news
A proposed new path forward and extra information presented by Zynerba Pharmaceuticals has thus far not impacted the company’s stock price
Enforcement activity against food, drink and dietary supplement products placed on the market containing CBD continues despite the inability of companies to proceed with novel food applications due to the EC’s questions over whether CBD constitutes a narcotic under the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotics.
Several major developments have all happened at the same time for novel foods. Perhaps most importantly, one of the European Commission’s departments – the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety – has said it is holding sending any further non-synthetic CBD applications to the European Food Safety Authority for evaluation until it has determined whether CBD technically falls under the definition of a narcotic according to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
The use of CBD-based products has reduced the consumption of prescription drugs in Italy, according to a discussion paper from an international economics think-tank
Subscription services are a niche area of the CBD market that could benefit from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing companies with security and customers with a way to try new products without leaving home
There is some scientific evidence that CBD could encourage smoking cessation and have significant health benefits for those struggling to give up cigarettes
A CBD oil made by Brazilian drugs company Prati-Donaduzzi could become the biggest-selling cannabinoid product on the Brazilian market
Initial reports on the results of the first ever socially distanced 4/20 are a mixed bag
In order to help you keep track of how all this is affecting the CBD industry around the world, all CBD-Intel’s COVID-19-related coverage can now be found in one place here
A new national committee is to be set up in Canada to study all aspects of non-prescription cannabis health products, including CBD products
CBD entrepreneur Christina DiArcangelo tells CBD-Intel that businesses should be using the slowdown to study, reflect, plan – and “get ahead of the ball”
The wider impact of COVID-19 on the CBD sector in the US remains confused in the short term and largely a mystery in the longer term as companies scramble to gather information
Liver toxicity is not really an issue for CBD, but questions remain about its efficacy and how it may affect the efficacy of other drugs. That’s according to leading cannabinoids researcher Kent Vrana
Industry organisations have responded in anger to continued claims being made by some companies about the supposed power of cannabinoids in tackling COVID-19
Also: GW suggests another possible use for Epidyolex; Lawsuit alleges hemp plants were contaminated with pesticide; Elixinol rebrands to move away from medicinal image; Kentucky hemp business goes bust
Bogus claims that products containing CBD may have any beneficial effects in treating or warding off coronavirus risk the wrath of authorities in the US – and could ultimately damage CBD’s reputation
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people across the world, a swathe of CBD-related events have been called off or postponed. Here is a list of some of the major ones, with dates and details
Unclear testing standards for CBD oil in the UK have led to uncertainty over test results on THC and CBD content for many popular CBD products
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