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CBD alliance to benefit from AI technology

By Olivia Haslam

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) have formed a strategic partnership with Chem ID Ltd, a provider of chemical data standardisation, validation, and traceability solutions.

Study champions CBD with THC for insomnia

Study champions CBD with THC for insomnia

By Olivia Haslam

A broad-spectrum medicinal cannabis oil is effective in significantly improving sleep quality and duration, midnight melatonin levels, as well as quality of life and mood within two weeks, in adults with insomnia, according to new research.

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

By Danielle Masterson

Between Covid-19, supply chain issues and inflation, life is taking a serious toll on mental health. But more and more people are looking for ways to address mental health without a prescription.

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Study: Many CBD products would trigger doping bans

By Shane Starling

Almost a third of 23 tested CBD products contained traces of banned cannabinoids at levels that would have provoked doping infringements, according to a just-published study.

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

By Danielle Masterson

As the stigma surrounding cannabinoids fades, hemp-derived supplements are gaining traction as popular applications for pain management. New research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences in the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center have found...

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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

By Danielle Masterson

This year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit event launched with a focus on CBD in sports nutrition. While CBD/hemp products are still in a federal regulatory gray area, that hasn’t stopped product developers from flooding the market with new offerings....

What's happening in the UK & EU for CBD?

What's happening in the UK & EU for CBD?

By Stephen Daniells

With the UK and the European Union now on divergent paths because of Brexit, what is the state of play for regulating hemp and CBD across the pond and where are the opportunities?

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Joint venture to expand Swiss hemp oil extracts market

By Nikki Hancocks

Robertet and Klersun, global partners in hemp oil, have joined forces with Alponics, a Swiss based CBD and hemp producer, to provide the 'highest level of traceability and transparency' for makers of Swiss food, drink and supplements.

CBD firm CV Sciences reports 11% rise in sales

CBD firm CV Sciences reports 11% rise in sales

By Danielle Masterson

One of the pioneers of the space topped $53 million in annual revenue, but also recorded a loss as the founders cashed out. The firm also said regulatory uncertainty has increased competition as numerous small brands crowd into the field.

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CBD, climate crisis, sustainability: ABC takes a look at 2019 and beyond

By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council

The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.

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BBB Labs launches quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts

By Elaine Watson

We’re no longer in the ‘Wild West’ when it comes to hemp-derived CBD, but buyers can still get burned if they don’t do their homework, says Colorado-based BBB Labs, which has launched a quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts to reassure partners...

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