By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: June 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm | UPDATED: June 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm By Laura Reiley | Washington Post In 2017, no one knew what CBD oil was. In 2018, folks stumbled saying “cannabidiol” (that’s CBD oil) out loud. In 2019, it’s everywhere, and everyone wants in on it. In flavors like “cucumber mint refresh” and “watermelon renew,” a new line of CBD-infused waters and teas is hitting major grocery stores in California and Colorado on Monday, each 16-ounce bottle containing 20 milligrams, or trace amounts, of “active hemp extract.” These beverages by the Oki company are among the first wave of large-production, mainstream products that are taking CBD out of the neighborhood head shop, dispensary or hippie health food store and into mainstream commerce. It fits into a new conception of health, wellness and functional foods that includes the nonintoxicating benefits of this chemical compound without … [Read more...] about CBD is still illegal in the US. So why is it everywhere?
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The Senate Majority Leader sees hemp as a boon for Kentucky farmers and his own reelection next year. dispensaries.com Published 1:00 pm CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Photo: Cheriss May | NurPhoto | Getty Images Photo: Cheriss May | NurPhoto | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Cheriss May | NurPhoto | Getty Images Mitch McConnell Is Positioning Himself as the Champion of the U.S. Hemp Industry 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Politics is legendary for making for strange bedfellows but it doesn't get any stranger than hearing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, staunch Republican from Kentucky, tell reporters earlier this month that he is behind … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Is Positioning Himself as the Champion of the U.S. Hemp Industry
The first company to create and patent a CBD compound will have a serious edge in this fast-growing industry. Alex Somjen Published 7:00 am CDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Photo: Razerbird | Getty Images Photo: Razerbird | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Razerbird | Getty Images Why Synthetic CBD Is (Probably) the Future of Cannabis Pharma 1 / 1 Back to Gallery While there is a race among cannabis cultivators to have the largest greenhouse in the world, the race is on for medical cannabis biotechs to create a synthetic form of CBD, one that is not derived from the cannabis plant, but cooked up in a lab. Greenhouses packed with those verdant, pungent … [Read more...] about Why Synthetic CBD Is (Probably) the Future of Cannabis Pharma
CBD is as safe and effective for pets as it is for people, but hazy regulations are a big barrier to prescribing it. Andreana Pena Published 7:00 am CST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 Photo: Nenov | Getty Images Photo: Nenov | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nenov | Getty Images Why Is Your Veterinarian Still Reluctant to Discuss CBD With You? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Advocating for your pet’s health can be a real challenge. Animals instinctively hide their pain (a carry-over survivor skill from the wild), often making that initial clinical diagnosis difficult and consequently the treatment protocol too. The good news is CBD is a non-toxic, … [Read more...] about Why Is Your Veterinarian Still Reluctant to Discuss CBD With You?
On November 7, the day after Democrats seized control of the House with what would become a 40-seat swing, President Trump fired his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. That day, at his home in California, Smoke Wallin’s phone blew up with congratulatory calls from friends and associates celebrating the political demise of the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Sessions had spent good parts of the preceding two years looming menacingly over a booming industry that is caught between a tidal wave of popularity at the state level and an implacable wall of illegality in Washington. Wallin, the president of Vertical, a cannabis company with a 1,500-acre ranch outside of Santa Barbara and operations in four states, was not unmoved by Sessions’ departure, but he saw an even more welcome development in the election results. “People kept saying that with Sessions no longer attorney general, a major obstacle was removed from the cannabis movement’s progress,” … [Read more...] about Why 2019 Could Be Marijuana’s Biggest Year Yet