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FDA Approves CBD Medicine, Signals Enforcement Priorities Against Unapproved Products

FDA on Monday announced approval of a cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug derived from marijuana, and its top official said the agency remains concerned over claims that unapproved CBD products can cure or treat diseases like cancer. FDA on Monday announced approval of a cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug derived from marijuana, and its top official signaled where the […]

Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Colorado law now stipulates that hemp products will be regulated like food ingredients. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich in the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol. Beyond codifying existing policy, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

Co-Moderators: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. – NCCIH Aidan Hampson, Ph.D. – NIDA Speakers: The Endocannabinoid System – An Introduction Benjamin Cravatt, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute Cannabinoid Receptors: Where They Are and What They Do Ken Mackie, M.D. – Indiana University Therapeutic Potential of the Cannabinoid System Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D. – University of California, Irvine

Difference Between Hemp & Marijuana

Hemp and marijuana are actually both members of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa L. Cannabis sativa L. can contain a wide spectrum of cannabinoid concentrations, including wide ranging compositions of THC and CBD. Still, there are many practical differences between hemp and marijuana, and clear lines drawn between the two. In practical use, “hemp” […]