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[…]

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[…]

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[…]