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Regulations May Be Coming To CBD Products In New York

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York State is on track to regulate CBD and hemp products, with lawmakers saying the rules are needed to protect consumers as the market for such products booms. Those regulations have now come in a bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Jen Metzger. While marijuana legalization overall failed in Albany, this bill was salvaged and passed the Legislature on the last day of the session. “The FDA has not put forward federal regulations yet and it’s kind of been left to the state at this point,” Metzger said. She says the goal is to help the consumer. “That they’re getting a quality product that’s been tested and that has accurate labeling information,” she said. CBD products are popping up everywhere, from ice cream to coffee to pet products. Metzger’s bill mandates licenses...

CBD Could Be Used as Antibiotic, Researchers Say

A cannabis product could be used as an antibiotic one day, Australian researchers say. According to research presented at the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting, which takes place June 20-24 in San Francisco, the cannabis compound cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, holds potential for being used as an antibiotic one day. Researchers found CBD “had a similar potency to established antibiotics such as vancomycin and daptomycin, and did not lose effectiveness after extended treatment.” Dr. Mark Blaskovich, one of the researchers from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland, told the Daily News that studies showed CBD worked “in vivo” or in animal models, as a topical treatment or possibly on bacteria on the skin before surgery. From budgeti...

CBD Market Could Reach $20 Billion By 2024, Says New Study

Affecting industries as diverse as cosmetics, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals, the exploding CBD (cannabidiol) market has generated considerable headlines, providing fodder to umpteenth analysis and forecasts. The latest one, by leading cannabis researchers BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research, projects that the collective market for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass $20 billion by 2024. Interestingly, this figure is a slight increase from than the recent forecast made by New York-based investment bank Cowen & Co, which estimated that the market could pull in $15 billion by 2025. The new forecast takes into account products sold through licensed dispensaries, pharmaceuticals and in general market retail, which includes cafes, smoke shops, grocery stores and pharmacies.  How...

Kids These Days: Younger Generation Now Prefers Cannabis Over Alcohol

Cannabis legalization can mean something different for each person. For some, it can represent a solid help for their medical ailment. For others, it can become a chance to be open and honest about their recreational habits. Legalization can affect each individual in a personal fashion. Yet, from a general perspective, there are two main consequences that derive from legalization policies. One is greater and simplified access to marijuana. The other is a decrease in the stigma associated with its consumption. Based on this perspective, cannabis research firm New Frontier Data set out to find out how these consequences are affecting alcohol consumption. In the first report of their Cannabis Consumer Series, the firm explores the intersection of both industries. Their aim was to get a glimps...

National Poll Finds 61 Percent of Americans in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

Despite the fact that many conservatives continue to rail against marijuana, support for legalizing weed continues to grow across the nation. According to a new survey, there are now more Americans who support legalization than ever before. And importantly, that support is growing across all demographics and political affiliations. This massive wave of support comes as more and more states continue legalizing medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, or both. Similarly, the rapidly growing support for legalization could become an important factor in the upcoming 2020 presidential race. New Survey, New High in Public Support The new data comes from the most recent General Social Survey (GSS). As reported by Business Insider, the GSS has been keeping tabs on popular opin...

Cannabidiol 101: Why Isn’t CBD Intoxicating?

Since the non-intoxicating compound in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), hit the mainstream a few years ago, with its ability to provide relief from a variety of health conditions from chronic pain to seizures, now it seems that everyone wants in on the remedy. In a lot of ways, CBD has become a socially acceptable way for the zombies of popular culture to consume marijuana without being considered a stoner — this in spite of the fact that it is a derivative of the cannabis plant, a substance the federal government still considers a no-no. But how is it that this part of the plant doesn’t come with the high typically associated with weed? Well, that’s all science, baby. It was back in 1992 when scientists learned that the human body was equipped with what is called the Endocannabinoid system, ...

Getting CBD into Pharmacies: Wellness Education Automatically Key to Partnership

Amplicare, a software automation provider for pharmacies, and Ananda Professional are teaming up to bolster pharmacy access to CBD and wellness education through automation software. “The new software will enable pharmacists to identify patients who can benefit from an Ananda Professional product and help facilitate CBD education to those patients,” notes a press release from the hemp-derived, CBD manufacturer exclusively serving independent pharmacies. Citing information from Statista, the statement notes that CBD sales grew from just over US$100 million in 2014 to US$500 million in 2018. “The growth of the market indicates consumer interest in the natural product, which the companies believe pharmacies are well-placed to take a leadership position in providing,” it adds. U...

Four Delicious CBD Smoothie Recipes to Blend Up This Week

You probably already love them for the energy, protein, and nutrients they provide. Well, after hearing about the latest smoothie ingredient superstar—CBD—you’re going to be tempted to kick start your blender into overdrive.Getty Images/iStockphoto Smoothies may already be your current go-to breakfast in the morning, or post-workout refuel in the evening. You probably already love them for the energy, protein, and nutrients they provide. Well, after hearing about the latest smoothie ingredient superstar—CBD—you’re going to be tempted to kick start your blender into overdrive. Some of the benefits of adding CBD oil to your smoothies may include: soothe pain ease anxiety reduce inflammation recover from exercise Mint Chocolate Chip CBD Smoothie When you think smoothie, you might automaticall...

Over 800 CVS Stores Will Start Carrying CBD Products

CVS stores in eight U.S. states will begin carrying CBD topicals this week, according to information released on Wednesday from Curaleaf Holdings Inc. The company announced a deal to sell products with CBD derived from hemp at 800 CVS stores during an earnings conference call with investors. CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S. with nearly 10,000 locations. A CVS spokesman confirmed in an email to MarketWatch that the company was entering the CBD market and began selling creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions, and salves last week. “We have partnered with CBD product manufacturers that are complying with applicable laws and that meet CVS’s high standards for quality,” the spokesman said. CVS stores in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, ...

You Can Now Get Medical Marijuana While Vacationing In Hawaii: The Cannabis Visiting Patient Program

Vacationing in Hawaii just got a lot cooler – not that it wasn’t already. Earlier this week, Hawaii’s Department of Health announced a new 10-minute, online process that allows for out-of-state cannabis users to get medical marijuana in the island. So, if you’re a patient who qualifies for medical marijuana somewhere else in the U.S. – continental and territories, all you’ll need to do to receive a temporary medical marijuana card is fill out an online application up to 60 days in advance of your trip, and pay a $49.50 fee. Once you arrive in Hawaii, you’ll be able to use this electronic registration card, known as the 329-V card, to purchase marijuana in all licensed medical cannabis retailers over a period of 60 consecutive days. Today, patients from Washing...

CBD Coffee Fans Will Want This CBD Peppermint Chocolate Espresso Recipe

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds found in cannabis, is at the forefront of the wellness movement these days — and for good reason. Initial research shows this nonpsychoactive cannabinoid that doesn’t get you high can be useful in the treatment of a number of ailments, including: anxiety chronic pain skin conditions inflammation glaucoma some seizure disorders Because of its burgeoning popularity, CBD products can be found everywhere from big box health aisles in Sephora to smaller boutiques and dispensaries. Available in vape pens and gummies to skin care products and smoothies, it seems like there’s something for everyone interested in trying CBD. And since we’re a culture that loves its coffee, it didn’t take long for coffee shops around the country to start se...

Cannabis Supper Clubs: The Latest Trend Across the Country

This really should be a question. That is, are cannabis supper clubs the latest trend across the country. I am cautious to confirm it as a trend because the spread of legal recreational use intrigues investors and entrepreneurs. But, the restaurant business is very tough to start and sustain. Stoners have been mixing weed and social fun. The stigma once forced them into smoking circles around campfires on hikes or camping trips. People would gather as friends and users by beach bonfires or on boat trips to keep the fun and fumes away from suspicious authorities. Europe pioneered smoke clubs and coffee shops where customers can use. Amsterdam’s coffee shops, for example, opened to meet the laws on “soft” drug use in public. They insist you be 18 or 21 with a passport or acceptable ID. Alcoh...

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