Category Archives: CBD News

California bill to legalize hemp extracts in food, drinks, includes ban on smokable flower

California lawmakers will be faced again with the long-debated question of whether to allow hemp extracts in food and beverages in the state when the legislative session opens Monday, but this time the proposal comes with a twist: The measure would also ban smokable hemp flower – an increasingly popular and unregulated segment of the…[Read More]

Pennsylvania K-12 Students Will Learn About Hemp As A Sustainable Material, State Announces

In another sign of the normalization of hemp, K-12 students in Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to learn about how to make sustainable plastic using the crop, the state Departments of Agriculture and Education jointly announced on Thursday. During the state’s annual Farm Show, which will take place virtually in January, students can participate in…[Read More]

Bill to Legalize CBD in Dietary Supplements Gains More Congressional Support

While action on H.B. 8179 has been on pause, industry leaders are encouraged by the traction and bipartisan support it’s gaining in Congress. In September, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (H.R. 8179) was introduced to Congress in attempt to regulate cannabidiol (CBD) in dietary supplements. If passed,…[Read More]

Florida projects hemp acreage will grow to half the size of citrus acreage

Florida’s agriculture chief predicts that hemp acreage in the Sunshine State will grow to about half the size of the state’s famed citrus acreage within three to five years. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said Tuesday that the state’s 22,078 acres of hemp this year will balloon to 300,000 by 2025, about half the size of…[Read More]

FDA: Science of CBD and other cannabinoids is a ‘priority’

High-ranking U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said Thursday that the science of CBD and other cannabinoids has become a priority for the agency, considering the wide interest in CBD and the number of products already on the market. Dr. Amy Abernethy, a deputy commissioner of food and drugs and leader of the FDA’s CBD…[Read More]

Can farming hemp help fight climate change?

A small farm in upstate New York is working to revolutionize the organic farming industry, starting with supporting their local ecosystem while growing, among a variety of grains, hemp — the plant behind the multi-million dollar CBD industry. Hemp, a species of cannabis that does not create a marijuana-like high, has an ancient history with…[Read More]

Can Food Addiction Be Tackled With Marijuana And Hemp?

CBD is starting to gain respect as an option for those looking at appetite suppression and may offer benefits that can lead to weight management. According to The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 160 million Americans are overweight, including 30% of children under the age of 20. The Week found that the average…[Read More]

Everyone’s Talking About How Well Marijuana Did In The Election, But Hemp Was A Winner, Too

Some influential politicians and hemp supporters won reelection or flipped seats. As the votes continue to trickle in for the national election, one outcome is crystal clear: It was a big night for hemp. No matter what your political leanings, if you’re a hemp supporter, there is plenty to be happy about: Senate Majority Leader…[Read More]