CBD and Hemp

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Canopy Growth launches CBD beverages in the US

By Rachel Arthur

Canopy Growth Corporation is entering the ‘high-potential US CBD beverage category’ with its premium ready-to-drink CBD-infused sparkling water Quatreau.

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COVID-19 warning letter flood slows to trickle

By Hank Schultz

The rate at which warning letters are being issued for illegal COVID-19 claims has slowed dramatically since FDA and FTC began cooperating on the enforcement action in March of 2020.

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FDA yanks pending CBD enforcement proposal

By Danielle Masterson

The White House Office of Management and Budget pulled six FDA guidances and rules from its review, including the proposal "Cannabidiol Enforcement Policy; Draft Guidance for Industry" — handing the CBD industry yet another setback.

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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...

Is FDA open to entertaining an NDI for CBD products?

Is FDA open to entertaining an NDI for CBD products?

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration may be willing to sit down with a company about a possible NDI submission for full-spectrum hemp extracts, says Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

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Uphill battle for CBD companies registering trademarks

By Danielle Masterson


The United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently issued a precedential decision that would control future rulings on whether a company could register a trademark for a dietary supplement or food containing cannabidiol (CBD).

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