On June 27, 2019, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) co-sponsored the Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act. Backed by the American Medical Association (AMA), this bipartisan bill helps bolster scientific research into marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD), one of active compounds in the cannabis plant.
On Friday, April 12, 2019, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans for the state to strengthen efforts around stopping sales and distribution of synthetic CBD in stores throughout the state. The initiative is also focused on working with medical and mental health professionals regarding how to treat patients
This new report from the Transnational Institute (TNI) puts the spotlight on the Netherlands as far as its interesting and storied cannabis policy and regulations go. The Netherlands has long been considered a leader of progressive drug policy, but it is increasingly being left behind by policy innovations outside Europe.
This just in from Cancer Therapy Advisor Opinion: Understanding the FDA’s Take on Cannabidiol In December of last year, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“the Farm Bill”) was signed into law. Among other things, this new law changed certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp. These
This is why it’s so important to support local journalism — a new report on testing for quality of CBD products: I-Team Tests CBD Products, But Finds Results Alarming The I-Team’s producer went online and undercover to local storefronts to purchase a variety of CBD products. The I-Team tested three
In a much-anticipated move, the junta-appointed parliament of Thailand approved the use of cannabis for medical and for research purposes, according to a recent report filed in Reuters. The region has some of the strictest anti-drug laws in the world and this move will be seen as another sign of
The state of Alaska is poised to set up regulatory framework for on-site cannabis consumption at dispensaries throughout the state. According to a recent article in USA Today: Under the Marijuana Control Board‘s rules, consumers will be able to enter a licensed retail store, purchase up to 1 gram of flower
Here’s what’s happening today in the world of CBD research, products and announcements: It’s Time To Remove Cannabis From The Federal Drug Schedules “One reason there has been so little in the United States is precisely because cannabis is listed on Schedule I, a designation that creates significant barriers to
On December 8, 2018, the following NIH-sponsored proceeding took place: “Evaluating the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids: How to conduct research within the current regulatory framework“ From the website: The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sponsored a workshop on December 8,