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[…]

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[…]