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An introduction to the coming cannabis ‘gold rush’

An introduction to the coming cannabis ‘gold rush’

Editor’s note: This is Part I of an article that ran in the 1/21/19 issue of CDR. As legal cannabis-based products continue to find their way to market, promising to redefine entire categories from health, beauty and wellness to food and beverage in their wake, most chain drug retailers are scrambling to calculate the impact

Pura Naturals, Freedom Leaf finalize agreement for CBD health and beauty products

Pura Naturals, Freedom Leaf finalize agreement for CBD health and beauty products

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Pura Naturals, Inc., makers of eco-friendly earth-conscious health and beauty products, and Freedom Leaf, Inc., parent company of leading CBD health and wellness brands Leafceuticals, IrieCBD and Hempology, today jointly announced they have completed a strategic alliance agreement between the companies. On December 20, 2018, Pura and Freedom Leaf entered into a

“Canna-curious” named word of the year by Civilized

“Canna-curious” named word of the year by Civilized

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — 2018 may be coming to a close, but it opened the door for people interested in modern cannabis culture, aka the “canna-curious”.  During the year, an overwhelming number of visitors to Civilized.life researched cannabis legality and consumption, making canna-curious Civilized’s 2018 word of the year. Canna-curious is a new term coined to

Touchstone Essentials expands into growing CBD oil market

Touchstone Essentials expands into growing CBD oil market

RALEIGH, N.C. — Eddie Stone, the founder and chief executive officer of global direct selling organization, Touchstone Essentials, has officially announced the expansion of its CBD oil line with the launch of a 1500 mg, full spectrum, CBD-rich hemp oil. Full spectrum hemp oil is an extract of hemp that contains cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and several

FDA’s Gottlieb issues statement on signing of Farm Bill

FDA’s Gottlieb issues statement on signing of Farm Bill

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Yesterday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued the following statement on the signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act and the agency’s regulation of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compound: “Today, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to

U.S. Farm Bill signed into law

U.S. Farm Bill signed into law

WASHINGTON — President Trump has signed the Farm Bill, which had bipartisan support in Congress, into law. The signing of the $867 billion Farm Bill removes industrial hemp from a list of federally controlled substances. It also removes any federal regulations that had kept farmers from growing and selling hemp and allows them to collect crop

CBDfx ramps up CBD gummy line with hemp legalization pending

CBDfx ramps up CBD gummy line with hemp legalization pending

LOS ANGELES — CBD industry leader CBDfx has sped up production of their CBD products this week, including popular new Turmeric & Spirulina Gummies, on the heels of what they expect to be explosive demand. The House of Representatives and the Senate have tentatively agreed to a version of the 2018 Farm Bill, sending shockwaves through