Another batch of companies selling cannabidiol-based products are in the crosshairs of the USA's Food and Drug Administration. Last week, the FDA said it had recently posted warning letters to various companies for what it alleges is the illegal sale of products containing cannabidiol (CBD). The agency claims the...
New Zealand medical cannabis company Greenfern Industries (GFI) has a new chairman - Philip Brown. Born and raised in Taranaki*, Mr. Brown takes over from Brent King who announced his resignation on 31 October 2022. The new Chairman is already familiar with the company through a significant shareholding and has...
Results from a recent poll have revealed the vast majority of Americans believe cannabis should be legal for medical use. And there's pretty strong support for the recreational side of things as well. A Pew Research Center Survey indicates 59% of Americans believe marijuana should be legal for adults for...
Analysis of an Australian patient registry indicates medical cannabis administered orally is generally providing improvements in well-being, mental health, severity of pain and physical function. The analysis is based on nearly 4,000 patients in the Australian Emyria Clinical e-Registry (AECeR), which Emyria says is the largest of its type in...
Cann Group Limited (ASX: CAN) announced on Monday data entry for the company's Phase III low-dose CBD clinical trial has been completed. The race is on in Australia among a number of medical cannabis companies vying to be the first to get the regulatory green light for cannabidiol (CBD) medicines...
A project delving into the recyclability of hemp fibers used for paper making has received financial support from the Hemp Innovations Foundation. The production of paper is just one of the myriad uses of industrial hemp. But how often can it be recycled for this application? Some say up to...
A bill to expand research into medicines derived from the cannabis plant has passed muster in Congress. The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act seeks to streamline the application process for scientific marijuana studies; plus remove existing barriers for researchers that hamper their work. Furthermore, it will require the...
New research suggests there's no evidence cannabidiol (CBD) reduces the negative effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is a cannabinoid that has no intoxicating effect, but is being pursued for its potential therapeutic benefits. The high experienced using marijuana is largely due to another cannabinoid, THC. It's been a widely held...
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has signed an executive order allowing Kentuckians with certain medical conditions to possess and use small amounts of medical cannabis. Frustrated by a lack of progress on the part of lawmakers in Kentucky on medical cannabis,  Governor Beshear announced the Office of Legal Services would investigate...
Analyses of dozens of hemp flower samples bought online in the USA revealed most didn't fit the legal definition of hemp in that country. In a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institute of Justice, 53 samples of hemp flower products were purchased. Of...