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Exploring CBD’s newly found antibacterial properties

Cannabidiol (CBD) may have a new property to add to the others that fall within the medicinal bracket: effectiveness against Gram-positive bacteria, including the ability to act upon some species classed as pathogenic.

FDA extends comment period on products containing cannabis

The FDA has extended the public comment period related to cannabidiol by two weeks, from July 2 to July 16, the agency’s principal deputy commissioner Dr. Amy Abernethy announced yesterday.

FDA to hold first public hearing on legalizing CBD in foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold its first public hearing Friday, May 31, into how it should regulate CBD products. The FDA wants data on CBD's safety in food products so it can form a regulatory framework.

Farmako inks first deal to supply mass produced biosynthetic CBD

Zenabis Global Inc. announced on Monday it has entered into an agreement for a three-year supply arrangement with leading German pharmaceutical research company Farmako for the supply of biosynthetically produced pure CBD isolate oil for sale in Canada.

Federal and state rules on CBD-laced foods contradict each other

Hemp-derived CBD has become a nationwide health-food craze. Stressed-out people flock to cafes and restaurants that sell CBD cocktails and cookies, doughnuts and CBD-laced coffee. However, none of this is legal at the federal level.

FDA works to make CBD legal while sending out warning letters

Washington - U.S. regulators say they’re exploring ways CBD could be used legally in foods and dietary supplements and will hold a public hearing on the cannabis compound next month. At the same time, warning letters have been sent to several companies.

CBD rules process in U.S. could take three years or longer

The outgoing head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggested on Tuesday that it would take several years for the agency to come up with rules around allowing hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in food products—unless Congress steps in.

Tilray acquires Manitoba Harvest in deal worth over $300 million

Tilray Inc. stock was up 4.5 percent after the company announced a $317 million cash-and-stock deal for Manitoba Harvest, a company that claims to be the world’s biggest hemp food maker.

America's CBD boom: Are you getting what you pay for?

The sale of products containing CBD or cannabidiol is booming across the country, with the food and beverage market seeing some of the biggest growth. While CBD is believed to be safe, some of the industry's claims may be crossing the line.

Don McLaughlin opens up about his new sports medicine book Special

Don McLaughlin, the founder of PurePower Botanicals, chatted with Digital Journal about his new sports medicine book, "Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System: 21st Century Sports Medicine."

U.S. Congress agrees on legislation to make growing hemp legal

Washington D.c. - The U.S. Congress has finally come to an agreement on proposed legislation that would make it legal to grow hemp in the U.S. for the first time in almost a century.

Legalization of cannabis sets Canadian researchers free

Canada was the first G7 country to legalize cannabis. By doing so, the country also allowed researchers to openly pursue a greater quantity and quality of cannabis science than ever before - thrusting Canada to the frontlines of research in the weed.

Many low potency products expected as Canada legalizes marijuana

On October 17 legal recreational marijuana will go on sale in Canada. Some industry insiders claim this will create a strong demand for less potent products as new customers enter the market.

One of the most aggressive brain cancers shrunk by cannabis

Shrinking brain tumors with two of marijuana’s key ingredients — tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — has proven successful, according to the result of a new study.

Op-Ed: Marijuana TV ads get their foot in the door

Newark - What does marijuana have to do with sushi? This weekend, the first TV add that could be seen as promoting weed premiered in New Jersey started out with a slippery guy selling black market sushi.

Op-Ed: Legalization of marijuana biggest yawn in Colorado since Y2K

Denver - Neither Denver nor Colorado has been ablaze with police cruiser lights since marijuana was legalized on Jan. 1. News wise it could be compared with Y2K.

Medical marijuana already available throughout U.S.

Denver - For more than a year medical marijuana has been available online throughout the nation from websites. Just call it hemp, not weed.

France authorizes first medical marijuana treatment

Paris - Pressure to remove laws criminalizing even the use of marijuana for medicinal uses grew Thursday as France approved its first use, a medication used to help MS sufferers.

Op-Ed: Marijuana is an exit drug for some

Denver - The No. 1 reason many anti-marijuana propagandists give for keeping weed criminal is that it is a gateway drug. They claim it leads to other, hard drugs.

Op-Ed: Marijuana investments next big thing Special

Denver - It’s no secret that marijuana will be the next gold rush, though comparisons to the Internet rush might be more appropriate. No one could have expected that every house would have several computers.

Op-Ed: Clock ticking down to first legal weed in the nation

Denver - John Denver's Rocky Mountain High attracted many people to Colorado. Now the real thing will be legal, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Smoke 'em if you got 'em in Denver

Denver - The city of Denver is dropping a proposed rule against marijuana smoking on the front porch. Front yards and back yards are fine also.

Israelis grow 'high-less' marijuana

Tel Aviv - Researchers at a company in Tel Aviv, Israel claim to have developed the world’s first strain of non-“high”-inducing cannabis.

International Year of Forests officially underway

The International Year of Forests 2011 is being launched today with the Nagoya ABS Protocol opening for signature by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Convention on Biodiversity imposes moratorium on geoengineering

Nagoya - The 10th Convention on Biodiversity, hosted by Japan this year, wrapped up Friday with a new and improved agreement intended to protect global biodiversity.

Op-Ed: Loss of biodiversity may be reaching 'point of no return'

The lack of effective measures to prevent the loss of biodiversity may be leading the world to a point where the damage may be irreversible. More meetings to evaluate the situation are planned for 2010. Effective actions are required.

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