The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it does not intend to make any new guidance on the use of the popular cannabis compound CBD in food and supplements, saying the United States needs to develop a new framework to ensure its safe use. The health regulator said it would work with Congress to develop a new, cross-agency regulatory framework. The FDA denied … [Read more...] about U.S. FDA Calls for New Regulatory Framework for Use of Cannabis Compound CBD
FDA finalizes guidance on cannabis clinical research
The US Food and Drug Administration has finalized a 2020 draft guidance outlining how sponsors and investigators can conduct clinical trials for certain drugs containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds without running afoul of federal law. When Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, it defined hemp as including cannabis … [Read more...] about FDA finalizes guidance on cannabis clinical research
Republican congressmen want answers from FDA on cannabis CBD regulations
A pair of By: Jonathan Block, on SeekingAlpha Republican congressmen are asking US FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to answer questions on why there is a lack of regulations on CBD, a compound found in cannabis also present in some food products and supplements. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va) and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky) noted in a recent letter that while CBD, which is a … [Read more...] about Republican congressmen want answers from FDA on cannabis CBD regulations
Going to Pot
BY PETER GALUSZKA On www.styleweekly.com. On June 23, Richmond area fans of vaping got distressing news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was going to pull all Juul electronic cigarette products from stores for safety reasons. The outcry was big enough that on July 5, FDA temporarily suspended the order, pending more studies of Juul’s product, which is highly popular. The … [Read more...] about Going to Pot
CBD Crackdown: What’s Going on with Cannabidiol Oil Laws?
2019 is supposed to be the “Year of Weed.” Major states like Illinois, New York, and even Dabbin’ Dad’s home state of Connecticut could all vote on legalizing cannabis this year. You would expect that cannabidiol, which is sold all over the country in gas stations and supermarkets, would already be completely legal in all forms. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Though … [Read more...] about CBD Crackdown: What’s Going on with Cannabidiol Oil Laws?
Understanding How Marijuana Use Impacts Insurance
Marijuana Use and the Impacts on Insurance Contributed by: Chris Ward The laws governing marijuana use and possession can be complex, confusing and even conflicting. At this moment, federal law still classifies marijuana as an illegal substance - while more than half the states in the country now allow it for at least medicinal use (1). In other states, … [Read more...] about Understanding How Marijuana Use Impacts Insurance
Weekend News Recap
Weekend News Recap Here are some news articles you might have missed over the weekend while you were all out celebrating 420 like good little "stoners." There is a lot going on in the cannabis-focused world. We sometimes need to look outside the state to ensure we stay ahead of the game to push legalization here in Connecticut. It would appear our state legislators need … [Read more...] about Weekend News Recap
World Health Organization To Review Marijuana Classification
World Health Organization Needs Your Help The World Health Organization is looking for help in reassessing the current international classification of cannabis aka marijuana. NORML is making it easy for your voice to be shared. The United Nations World Health Organization is due to review the current international classification of marijuana, THC, cannabidiol, and other … [Read more...] about World Health Organization To Review Marijuana Classification