A recent spate of warning letters sent to some U.S. vendors selling cannabidiol products has elicited a response from the USA's Hemp Industries Association (HIA). The FDA's justification for the letters is that cannabidiol (CDB) falls outside the scope of being a dietary supplement and is considered a "drug". This...
The Senate in the U.S state of Virginia has passed legislation permitting the local production of cannabidiol and THC-A; both sourced from cannabis. The Bill (SB701) was an important one. While the passing of legislation last year saw epilepsy patients and their caregivers provided an affirmative defense for possessing THC-A...
The USA's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has again sent out warning letters to some vendors selling cannabidiol products (or claiming to); a compound found in cannabis. Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is a non-psychotropic compound that is showing promise in the treatment of certain conditions; including some...
The Virgin Islands' government is again debating permitting the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp; a topic it has been tussling with for quite some time - and may well be for a while longer. The proposed legislation considers industrial hemp as Cannabis sativa L. with a concentration of THC...
Senator Richard Di Natale is leader of the Greens political party in Australia, a medical cannabis advocate and a former General Practitioner. Dr. Di Natale graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, then went on to acquire Master of Public Health and Master of Health Science...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published a statement concerning its stance on two pieces of cannabis related legislation currently before the Utah State Legislature. The Church had come under fire from some corners after reports it was opposing a bill that would allow the medical use...
Tasmania Labor has committed to decriminalising the possession and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in the state, and to permit related licensed cultivation, processing and dispensing if it is elected. The decriminalisation would apply to use of cannabis in the treatment of patients with severe epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer,...
The Marijuana Value Tax Act was introduced to California today, a bill that would see a 15 percent tax added at the point of sale of medical marijuana products. The bill was introduced by Senator Mike McGuire. “This needed revenue will make our communities stronger by focusing on the impacts of...
Australia's Government has introduced legislation it describes as the “missing piece” needed to enable access to medicinal cannabis products sourced from locally cultivated cannabis. The Turnbull Government announced its intentions in December last year to introduce the legislation. “This is an important day for Australia and the many advocates who have...
Another Member of Parliament in Queensland has thrown his support behind medical hemp. Stephen Bennett MP has acquired a new found respect for industrial hemp after visiting a property in Bundaberg that is cultivating an oil-rich strain of the plant. Medical-grade hemp can contain very high levels of sought-after non-intoxicating cannabidiol...