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[…]

Cannabidiol/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)/Cannabis Extracts are 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 is the[…]

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[…]

Medical Marijuana States Have Lower Prescription Drug Use

Shefali Luthra from Kaiser Health News via the Cannabist reports the results of a study conducted by policy experts. States with legalized medical marijuana, which is recommended for epilepsy, chronic pain, and even anxiety, saw a decrease in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat the aforementioned symptoms. The study examined data[…]