13 Powerful CBD Applications and Usage Statistics

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People have been using cannabis for medical reasons since the time of China’s Han Dynasty for treating rheumatic pain, constipation, female reproductive tract disorders, malaria, and otherconditions. There is also evidence of its use in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Our ancestors used CBD for treatingneurological, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and infectious diseases and conditions. As you will see, cannabinoids like CBD … Read More

Can CBD Cream Cure Acne?

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With the skin being vulnerable to multiple skin infections, a major one being acne, more and more people are looking for natural remedies. Both young and old are continuously and relentlessly in the quest to find the perfect solution for the acne problem.  Undoubtedly, there’s nothing as pleasant and fulfilling as having to look at yourself in the mirror and … Read More

Can CBD Help With Eczema?

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Many people are suffering from eczema, and they are struggling to find a working and healthy cure. Recent scientific studies show that CBD might be a good relief for the eczema symptoms and actually show positive effects.  Cannabidiol has been exploding the skincare market in the past decade due to its powerful qualities.  It’s a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that is anti-oxidant, … Read More

The EPA Is Funding Research On Using Hemp As A Sustainable Alternative To Concrete

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is funding a research project looking into the sustainable production of hempcrete, a hemp-based mixture that’s better for the environment than traditional concrete. According to a notice published on the EPA website, the agency awarded a roughly $12,000 grant to a student-led research team at the University of California, Riverside, to support a study on … Read More

FDA Chief Warns CBD Rulemaking Could Take Years Without Congressional Action

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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. At a Brookings Institution event, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recognized that there’s strong interest among the cannabis industry and lawmakers in developing … Read More

U.S. Postal Service Issues Advisory On Mailing Hemp-Derived CBD

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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) quietly issued an advisory earlier this month clarifying rules around mailing cannabis preparations, saying that “some CBD products derived from industrial hemp can be mailable under specific conditions.” The memo also signals that USPS will further loosen restrictions in the future in light of the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which federally legalized industrial hemp. For … Read More

USDA Receives Hemp Legalization Feedback From States And Stakeholders

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave stakeholders in the nation’s hemp economy an opportunity to provide input on rules to legally regulate the crop that are currently being developed. Hemp, which was federally legalized as part of the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Trump in December, had previously been restricted by the Justice Department as a controlled substance. … Read More

Chances Are ‘Good’ That Whole Foods Will Sell Marijuana Products, CEO Says

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If marijuana is legalized you can expect Whole Foods Market to start selling cannabis products, the company’s CEO said on Thursday. During a conversation hosted by The Texas Tribune, an audience member asked John Mackey whether his company would consider selling “alternative proteins” such as insects. Mackey said yes, and then, unprompted, he brought up marijuana. “If cannabis is ever … Read More

USDA Gives Farmers A Status Update On Hemp Legalization Plans

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving prospective hemp farmers a status update on the Trump administration’s efforts to regulate the newly legal crop. The plans include a public listening session to be held next month. While the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized hemp, USDA has to develop a regulatory process and approve individual state plans before farmers can cultivate … Read More

FDA Head Reveals New Details About Agency’s CBD Regulation Plans

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Scott Gottlieb

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb revealed new details about plans to pursue alternative pathways for CBD regulation and also acknowledged that federal prohibition drives research into medical marijuana overseas on Wednesday. Gottlieb’s latest comments were in response to questions from Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) during a hearing before a House … Read More