Emerald Cup Cracks Down on Contaminated Cannabis

The Emerald Cup is the oldest and most prominent of the various Cannabis cups, but now is becoming a trendsetter in another regard. Tim Blake, the co-founder of the California-based Emerald Cup realized change was necessary when the cup developed a problem with contaminated Cannabis. The cup’s roots are self-identified as hippie. Growers are supposed[…]

CBD’s State Regulation Conundrum

Unlike the Pacific Northwest and New England, southern states have been slow to pass pro-Cannabis legislation. Several states have voted to approve Cannabidiol (CBD) for very specific conditions and have granted licenses to research organizations, as well as some businesses – but patients face a conundrum. While patients with a qualifying medical condition are allowed[…]

Cannabis Extracts Classified as Medicine in the UK

Across the pond, Cannabidiol (CBD) is set to be classified as a medicine within the UK. This comes after a decision by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) after reviewing claims of CBD successfully treating serious diseases. This means that products containing CBD can be legally distributed and purchased across the UK. CBD[…]

DEA: Hemp CBD is a Schedule I Drug

Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ruled that cannabidiol (CBD) falls within the Schedule I drug classification of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and has received an official drug code. Companies have 30-days to update their licenses and cease interstate distribution of CBD and other Cannabis-based extracts. States with laws allowing for CBD and[…]

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Election 2016: Will Trump Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Note: This is not an endorsement of Donald Trump. InstantGMP™ will be reporting on various aspects of the Presidential candidates’ platforms and their potential impact. By Kelly L. Waters, Marketing Manager (Ms. Waters does not endorse Trump, she’s just the author) Aside from Medicare concerns and the cost of pharmaceuticals, legalization of medical marijuana is a[…]