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Hemp almost legal as Big Pharma moves in on CBD

Anyone even vaguely familiar with cannabis law knows it’s fraught with complications and contradictions. Now, in light of recent developments, the legal status of cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, the non-psychoactive medicinal compound derived from cannabis, has never been hazier. The upcoming federal farm bill being considered by Congress (both a Senate and House version […]

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 […]