CBD and Hemp

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Hemp-CBD dietary supplement bill introduced in the House

By Stephen Daniells

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) have introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 to allow hemp and hemp derived CBD to be legally marketed in dietary supplements.

A growing number of firms are using genetically engineered yeast to biosynthesize cannabinoids by effectively reverse engineering how Cannabis sativa plants make these molecules (picture: Demetrix)

Demetrix begins demo scale production of rare cannabinoid CBG

By Elaine Watson

Demetrix – one of a new wave of biotech firms producing cannabinoids via biosynthesis (rather than extracting them from cannabis plants) – has commenced 15,000-liter demo-scale fermentation production of CBG (cannabigerol), the first rare cannabinoid...

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