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CBD: Is It Legal And How Do I Use It?

CBD has seen a sudden surge of interest in the past few years. As the legalization of cannabis started to capture several states, people hoped to develop a better understanding of the legalities around the plant and derived products. But CBD turned out to be an exception to this.   There are a lot more […]

A Survey of State CBD & Hemp Regulation Since The 2018 Farm Bill

Since the December 20, 2018 enactment of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill, we have seen a number of new state laws addressing both the legality of hemp and products derived therefrom, most noticeably cannabidiol, better known as CBD. This piece provides a brief overview of some of the […]

Top 3 CBD Oil Mistakes You Might Be Making

CBD oil (CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol, categorized as a type of cannabinoid along with over 100 other compounds) has become one of the most popular wellness ingredients at the moment, and it seems that this trend is only going to continue growing. Other than the concentrated oil, it is constantly being added to […]

Is Buying CBD Online Legal?

With the rise in popularity of cannabis lately, there are still many questions regarding its legality. After the Agriculture Act of 2018 was reauthorized, hemp, a species of the cannabis plant, has been legalized on the federal level.   With this, hemp byproducts also began to flood the market. This includes cannabidiol or CBD, one […]

NCIA to DEA: Rescind the Interim Hemp Rule

In a press release published this week, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) urges the DEA to rescind the controversial Interim Hemp Rule. Back in August, the DEA published the rule and it has received widespread criticism for its language in conflict with the 2018 Farm Bill. The rule is a classic example of the […]

ImEPIK Launches Cannabis Edibles Safety Course

ImEPIK is a research-based online training company that is known for digital safety training in the food industry, offering courses on things like preventive controls. The company announced last week that they are launching their first class dedicated to the cannabis industry. The two-part Cannabis Edibles Safety Course is designed to help edibles manufacturers put […]

New Zealand Voters May Legalize Marijuana on Saturday

This Saturday New Zealand voters will have the opportunity to pass the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, which would legalize the purchase, possession and use of marijuana for those 20 and older. The measure would require the New Zealand Parliament to establish rules and regulations for the legal sale of marijuana and marijuana products such as […]

East Coast Cannalytics Accredited to ISO 17025

In a press release published last week, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) announced that they have successfully accredited East Coast Cannalytics (ECC) to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. ECC Labs, based in Blacksburg, Virginia, is an analytical and microbial testing lab. The news is rather timely given Virginia’s recent efforts to reform their cannabis laws. Earlier […]

Years After Voter Approval, Legal Marijuana Sales Begin in Maine

Legal marijuana sales have officially begun in Maine, but according to the Associated Press the state is already experiencing a cannabis shortage. According tot he AP, retailers blame the pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available on Friday. Licenses were issued only a month ago. Still, shoppers […]



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