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CBD in Latin America: What can we expect?

By Natasha Spencer

As Latin American cannabis company Khiron receives approval to expand its hemp CBD brand into Colombia, we look at the markets to watch, opportunities for growth and the steps leading CBD brands are taking to appeal to consumers.

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Growing concerns prompt senators to urge USDA to adopt new hemp rules

By Danielle Masterson

Sparked by proposed US Department of Agriculture regulations that would drastically alter the certification process for industrial hemp, two lawmakers from Oregon want the agency to make several changes before it finalizes rules for the US Domestic Hemp...

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Demystifying hemp and cannabidiol: Introducing the CBD Global Summit

By Katy Askew

CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of potential health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to address some...

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Don't forget the terpenes, hemp expert says

By Hank Schultz

A rush to market for CBD has left the terpenes in hemp out in the cold. An expert in the space said there is much potential benefit yet to be discovered in these fractions of the plant.

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GUEST ARTICLE: Growing market share in a hot new category: CBD

By Larry Levin, EVP market & shopper Intelligence, IRI and Jessica Lukas, SVP, BDS Analytics

Many consumers are on the hunt for the next 'good-for-me' health ingredient, as part of the $450bn trend in self-care. This trend has continuously evolved with consumers focusing on protein-heavy foods, botanical extracts, probiotics, and more...

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House passes CBD banking bill

By Hank Schultz

A bill that will allow companies selling CBD products to access banking services has been approved by the US House of Representatives.

60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

By Elaine Watson

After several years of strong growth driven by its core kefir business, Lifeway Foods’ revenues have plateaued at around the $120m market in recent years, while sales in the latest quarter were down 14% YoY. However, a new line of plant-based functional...

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Sen McConnell pushes FDA to clear path for hemp-derived CBD products

By Elaine Watson

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced language into a congressional spending report that would require the FDA to issue formal enforcement discretion on the sale of hemp-derived CBD products within 120 days, clearing a path for the lawful...

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Weller closes $3m funding round pushing CBD into the mainstream

By Mary Ellen Shoup

CBD snack and beverage brand Weller has raised $3m in a funding round led by venture capital firm Brand Foundry Partners, which the company will put towards scaling up production and increasing marketing efforts to meet high consumer demand.

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