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Attorney: “I hear people say things like, well company X is doing it, why can’t I? It’s like saying, ‘Well, everyone else was speeding, officer...’ (Picture: GettyImages-Dmitry_Tishchenko)

'Ignorance is amok... not even the investors are asking the right questions. It’s total anarchy'

SPECIAL FEATURE: What is the regulatory status of CBD in food and beverage products?

By Elaine Watson

If you ask the FDA or the DEA if CBD (cannabidiol) is permitted in foods, beverages and supplements, the answer is a pretty unequivocal NO. If you ask the scores of companies currently selling it in everything from CBD-infused soda to smoothie kits, the...

HIA sues DEA: ‘The DEA must stop treating hemp as something illicit’

HIA sues the DEA: ‘Stop treating hemp as something illicit’

By Adi Menayang

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has filed a motion to hold the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in contempt of court for disregarding a 2004 ruling that hemp fiber, stalk, sterilized seed and oil are specifically exempted from the definition...

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Hemp food and personal care US retail sales estimated at $283 million

By Adi Menayang

According toThe Hemp Industries Association (HIA), total retail sales of hemp food, supplements, and body care products in the US in 2015 approached $283 million. With auto parts, building materials and clothing added, the figure rose to at least $573...

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