7-Eleven Denies They Have Any Partnership with CBD Company

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has rebuked the news that they will sell CBD products by the end of the year, calling Tuesday’s announcement false, Huffington Post reports. Denver, Colorado-based CBD company Phoenix Tears made the announcement in a press release earlier this week – and while it notes that the company’s agreement was made with […]

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Feds Tell California Brewer to Cease CBD Beer Production

The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau have ordered a California brewery to cease production of their CBD-infused beer because hemp is a non-standard beer ingredient, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Black Hammer Brewing unveiled Toke Back Mountain on Apr. 20 and released eight more CBD-infused beers, which owner Jim Furman said became […]

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North Carolina Tire Retailer Transitions Into CBD Sales; Offering Product Trial Bundles

Pure Relief is a North Carolina-based CBD dispensary founded by entrepreneur and former tire retailer Mike Melton. The company, having transitioned from Melton’s former tire business into a holistic CBD center, may have a curious history but it has made big waves both online and in its local community via CBD product trial bundles. The […]

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7-Eleven Stores to Carry CBD Products by Year’s End

Editor’s update: Since this news broke, 7-Eleven has denied having a partnership with CBD company Phoenix Tears and claims that the press release cited in the below article is false. 7-Eleven stores across the country will begin carrying CBD products by the end of 2018, CBD company Phoenix Tears announced today in a press release. […]

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Texas Health Officials Backing Off Retail CBD Confiscations, For Now

The Texas Department of State Health Services is backing off a plan – for now – to remove CBD products off retail store shelves, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The agency proposed an inspection protocol in April that would have subjected CBD products to confiscation during inspections. Health regulators are holding off on the action while […]

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Michigan to Regulate CBD as MMJ

Michigan regulators have announced that CBD products – even those derived exclusively from industrial hemp – are subject to regulation under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. “Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from the marihuana plant. Based on the statutory definitions related to “marihuana” found in the Michigan Public Health Code […]

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Likely Outcomes of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Siding with the DEA

The Federal Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in an unpublished Memorandum of Disposition this week that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s December 2016 Marijuana Extract rule change stands. The rule change added a new code number to the DEA rules for “Marihuana Extracts” to make it easier for the DEA to track and trace […]

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Court Rules in Favor of DEA in CBD Lawsuit

Ninth Circuit appeals court judges have ruled against the Hemp Industries Association in their bid to overturn a move by the Drug Enforcement Agency to classify CBD as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. The new rule took effect Jan. 13, 2017. In the April 30 ruling, the panel of three judges […]

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University of California, San Diego Nets $4.7M Grant to Study MMJ for Autism

The University of California, San Diego has received a $4.7 million grant to study the efficacy of medical cannabis on autism spectrum disorders. The gift to the Center for Medical Cannabis Research to conduct the first-of-a-kind study is the largest private gift to date for medical cannabis research in the U.S. The award was given […]

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McConnell’s Bill Would Normalize the Hemp Industry

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the chamber floor and laid out his case for the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, calling hemp a cash crop for the nation’s struggling farmers, a modernization of federal law, a “new spark” for the U.S. economy. McConnell was also the driving force securing the […]

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Epidiolex Receives Initial Recommendation from FDA Committee

Epidiolex, a CBD-based pharmaceutical medication created by GW Pharmaceuticals in the United Kingdom, has received a unanimous recommendation from an FDA advisory committee. The committee’s recommendation sets Epidiolex up to potentially receive FDA approval for U.S. distribution by June, CNN reports. According to GW’s website, Epidiolex is a “proprietary oral solution of pure plant-derived cannabidiol.” It was developed […]

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Texas Health Department Considering Crackdown on CBD-infused Foods

The Texas Department of State Health Services has proposed an inspection protocol that would likely lead to a crackdown on CBD-infused foods in the state. Lara Anton, spokeswoman for the agency, told the Dallas Observer that any foods with “a statement on the label, in the ingredient statement, or any other material indicating that the […]

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Every Day Optimal Brings Legal CBD to Every State

The demand for CBD products is growing in popularity. Just a few short years ago almost no-one knew what CBD stood for. We are seeing a movement in today’s society where CBD is becoming a heavily discussed item. The reason for this is that CBD products help to promote the overall health and wellness of […]

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Iowa Awards First CBD-Only Dispensary Licenses

The Iowa Office of Medical Cannabidiol has awarded its first dispensary licenses to three companies to operate five locations throughout the state under the CBD-only law passed by the Legislature in 2017. Licenses have been offered to: HAH IA LLC, which will operate dispensaries in Council Bluffs and Davenport as Have a Heart Compassion Care […]

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Kansas House Rejects MMJ Bill; Advance CBD Measure

The Kansas House has rejected legislation to legalize broad medical cannabis use, instead opting to advance a measure to legalize CBD products and remove kratom from the state list of illegal drugs, according to a KCUR report. The broad medical cannabis measure failed 54-69 in the House. Kratom is a supplement made from a plant […]

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Massachusetts Alcohol Regulators Block CBD Beer Claiming FDA Rules Violation

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission will not allow a local brewer to move forward with plans to roll out a CBD-infused beer, arguing that the cannabinoid is a Schedule I drug and the infusion would violate the Food & Drug Administration’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Boston Business Journal reports. “Even though retail […]

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Study: CBD Could Prevent Drug and Alcohol Relapse

According to new preclinical research by Scripps Research Institute, CBD could be used to reduce the risk of relapse among recovering cocaine and alcohol addicts, Science Daily reports. The study on rats with a history of voluntary daily alcohol and cocaine self-administration found that CBD reduced relapse induced by stress and drug cues, and anxiety […]

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Indiana Legislature Approves CBD Bill; Heads to Governor

Indiana’s CBD bill is finally headed to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk, FOX59 reports. The bill, which was unanimously approved by the House, allows CBD products derived from industrial hemp to be sold at retailers throughout the state. State officials had taken a hardline stance on the products. Last year, Indiana Excise Police confiscated CBD products […]

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Indiana Lawmakers Turn CBD Bill into Guns Bill

Lawmakers in Indiana have used a “strip and replace” procedure to turn CBD legislation to gun legislation as the state’s session winds to a close, according to a WTHR13 report. The gun bill would allow state citizens to obtain a lifetime handgun permit for free and allow members at churches with schools to carry firearms […]

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Utah Senate Advances MMJ Bill for Terminally Ill to Final Reading; Passage Likely

Utah’s Senate has given preliminary approval to a “right to try” medical cannabis bill that would allow patients with less than six months to live access to medical cannabis products, Deseret News reports. The measure has already passed the House 22-4 and was advanced to a final reading by the Senate. The reform package includes […]

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Idaho CBD Debate Turns into Shouting Match; Senate Stalls Bill Progress

A debate to legalize CBD oil for medical use in Idaho turned into a shouting match behind closed doors, the Associated Press reports, and, in the end, the measure was held in committee, preventing it from moving forward in the chamber. According to the report, Sen. Tony Potts, a supporter of the measure, asked the […]

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Stacey Mulvey: Cannabis, Yoga, and Community Building

Stacey Mulvey is the founder of Marijuasana, a company that has her traveling between major cities around the country — from Anchorage, Alaska to Boston, Massachusetts and everywhere in between — to teach cannabis- and hemp CBD-infused yoga classes. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Stacey joins our host TG Branfalt to talk about […]

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Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Suing State Attorney General Over CBD Policies

The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin are suing state Attorney General Brad Schimel over whether the tribe has the authority to grow hemp for CBD production – a move blocked by Schimel, Wisconsin Public Radio reports. The tribe argues that while the federal Public 280 federal law gives states authority over criminal matters on […]

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Indiana Senate Approves Bill Allowing Broad Use of CBD

Indiana’s Senate has approved legislation to legalize CBD products in the state, according to an NWI.com report. The measure passed the chamber 35-13, while a similar bill was approved unanimously by the House last week. Both authorizes the manufacture, sale, and use of CBD products containing less than 0.3 percent THC but, in order to move […]

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