Author Archives: Jim Fulford

Forget THC! Cannabidiol (CBD) Is the Marijuana Industry’s Moneymaker

Ready or not, legal marijuana is taking North America by storm. Even though the U.S. federal government has held firm on marijuana as a Schedule I drug (i.e., entirely illegal, prone to abuse, and not recognized as having any medical benefits), we’ve nevertheless witnessed 32 states legalize medical weed in some capacity. To our south, […]

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Which Includes Senator McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act

‘I know exactly how important this legislation is to agricultural communities. Kentucky agriculture encompasses a multi-billion-dollar industry that supports thousands and thousands of good jobs in nearly every corner of the Commonwealth…Also, I strongly advocated for [my Hemp Farming Act] to be included in the Farm Bill, which will finally and fully legalize industrial hemp’ […]

Washington’s Seed-to-Sale Traceability Issues Persist

In order to address ongoing issues with Leaf Data Systems (LDS) — Washington state’s traceability database, built by MJ Freeway — the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is in negotiations with Gartner Consulting to do an independent evaluation of the LDS’ implementation. Already holding a contract with the LCB, the firm will be asked […]

Court Rejects Challenge to DEA Rule, Leaving CBD Federally Illegal

In a decision likely only to add to the legal confusion around cannabidiol (CBD) in the United States, a federal appellate court in California has rejected an industry challenge to a DEA rule that effectively outlawed the cannabinoid.  The rule, which the DEA published in 2016, established a new Controlled Substances Act drug code for […]

Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Cannabidiol (CBD)

INSYS Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome Study will evaluate safety and efficacy of company’s CBD product candidate in rare genetic disease characterized by insatiable appetite in children PHOENIX, AZ, USA I April 27, 2018 I INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSY), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization […]

Austin’s first-ever CBD cannabis oil shop opens

A buzzy new shop has quietly opened on Austin’s east side. Rawsome, a family-owned mini-chain selling handcrafted cannabinoid — or CBD — oil just rolled out at 1210 Rosewood Ave. CBD oil is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. Unlike marijuana, which has high levels of THC (the chemical compound that gets users high), CBD oil […]

Prescription CBD oil could soon be available

BOISE, Idaho– The Food and Drug Administration is one step closer to approving a prescription CBD oil. Participants in an Idaho case study may have played a role in the decision-making process. A panel of federal advisers unanimously voted last week to recommend the approval of the Epidiolex, the first prescription cannabidiol medicine, to treat […]

The Endocannabinoid System

Dr David Allen describes the importance of the Endocannabinoid system and how the use of CBD can enhance overall health and potentially treat common and serious symptoms. Dr. David Allen: Hello, my name is Dr. David Allen. I’m a retired cardiac surgeon and member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, ICRS. That means I’m a […]