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Efficacy of hemp cannabinoids on COVID-19 will be tested ‘very soon,’ researcher says

Pre-clinical studies testing hemp-derived cannabinoids to block COVID-19 from entering human cells will occur within a few months, according to the Oregon State University scientist who led groundbreaking research. Richard van Breeman, a researcher with Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, the College of Pharmacy and the Linus Pauling Institute, announced Monday that trials could involve both cell cultures and animal models to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug candidate...
January 31, 2022 | Hemp Industry Daily | Read The Article Covid-19 Cannabinoids

Health & beauty product makers first winners under new Thai rules

Thailand appears to be clearing the way for industrial hemp as the Narcotics Control Committee (NCC) agreed to remove cannabis from the country’s list of controlled substances but said plant parts containing more than 0.2% THC are still narcotics...
January 31, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article Health & Beauty CBD Thai

Researchers, hemp leaders caution cannabis producers against profiteering on early COVID research

As research broke over the past two weeks that cannabis products including CBD, cannabinoid acids and even synthetic cannabis compounds may prevent or treat COVID-19 infections, excitement among hemp entrepreneurs spread. Interest in the seemingly stagnant hemp biomass, CBD and CBG markets soared to highs not seen in three years. Prices are on the rise again and hemp producers are fielding calls from a slew of interested parties hoping to cash in on the news...
January 28, 2022 | By Laura Drotleff | Hemp Industry Daily | Read The Article Pro Athletes CBD

6 Reasons Pro Athletes Believe CBD Gives Them an Edge

There's an ongoing quest for performance-enhancing substances that can provide that elusive edge for high-level athletes. With mere milliseconds sometimes defining the difference between a touchdown and an interception, athletes look for any legal substance that can provide that extra little push. But finding such enhancements isn't easy. Supplements must conform to stringent anti-doping laws and also be safe...
January 28, 2022 | By Gleb Oleinik | Green Entrepenuer | Read The Article

Amazon Joins Push For Federal Cannabis Legalization In U.S.

U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon employs about 1 million Americans to keep its business up and running. As more of those people use cannabis in marijuana-legal states, the Seattle-based retailer knows its pool of potential candidates could gradually be shrinking without help from the feds...
January 28, 2022 | Written by Chris Kudialis, CBD and Cannabis Reporter | Leafreport | Read The Article CBD UK Legal Market

CBD list in UK to crack open legal market pegged at nearly $1 billion

CBD stakeholders in the UK are anticipating the release of a list of compliant products from food safety authorities expected any day as they look to gain footholds in the world’s second-biggest CBD market. “The UK’s consumer health sector is set for its biggest shake-up in more than a decade when the Food Standards Agency (FSA) releases its eagerly-awaited public list of cannabinoid products permitted for sale to consumers,” the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) said in a press release announcing it has opened a website that will track those products approved for the market...
January 26, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article Cheap Vs. Expensive CBD Products

Analysis Finds 5,100% Difference Between Cheapest and Most Expensive CBD Products

A new analysis from Leafreport found a 5,100% difference between the cheapest and most expensive CBD products on the market but found a 1.96% price decrease per milligram of CBD since last April. The report shows the cheapest CBD category is CBD isolate, which Leafreport found was 19% cheaper on average compared to April 2021, while capsules have increased the most over the same period — by 2.55%...
January 24, 2022 | By TG Branfalt | Ganjapreneur | Read The Article Covid-19 CBD Treatment

Another CBD study suggests COVID-19 protection, but consumers warned not to treat themselves

Another university is joining the call to investigate CBD’s potential to treat or prevent COVID-19, but the University of Chicago is also warning consumers not to expect COVID-19 protection from over-the-counter CBD products. And retailers should remain cautious about promoting such health benefits of their products...
January 24, 2022 | Hemp Industry Daily | Read The Article Oral CBD Prevents Covid-19

Oral CBD Prevented COVID-19 Infection in Real-World Patients, Study Suggests

Cannabidiol—the non-psychoactive cannabis compound better known as CBD—is a potent blocker of SARS-CoV-2 replication in human cells, new research shows. Not only that, but a survey of real-world patients taking prescribed CBD found a “significant” negative relationship between CBD consumption and COVID-19 infection...
January 20, 2022 | By Audrey Carleton | Vice.com | Read The Article Cannabis Gummies gelling Agent

Is pectin or gelatin the right gelling agent for your cannabis gummies?

Gummies are the undisputed champions of edible cannabis, with sales that dwarf all other category form factors. According to Seattle-based cannabis analytics firm Headset, gummies accounted for $602 million in sales through the first nine months of 2021. The next-largest edibles segment was chocolate with less than $100 million in reported sales for the same period...
January 19, 2022 | By Kristen Nichols | MJBizDaily | Read The Article Opioid Addiction CBD Treatment

FDA approves trial for CBD-based drug to treat opioid addiction

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said a CBD-based treatment for opioid use disorder can be used in clinical trials, Ananda Scientific Inc., the drug’s maker, announced this week. Ananda Scientific said FDA granted an investigational drug designation (IND) for Nantheia ATL5, a liquid administered through the biotech pharma company’s proprietary delivery technology.The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said a CBD-based treatment for opioid use disorder can be used in clinical trials, Ananda Scientific Inc., the drug’s maker, announced this week. Ananda Scientific said FDA granted an investigational drug designation (IND) for Nantheia ATL5, a liquid administered through the biotech pharma company’s proprietary delivery technology...
January 17, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article Hemp Compounds fght covid-19

Two hemp compounds show promise in fighting covid-19 virus

Two compounds present in industrial hemp show the ability to prevent the virus that causes covid-19 from entering human cells, according to researchers in Oregon. “These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” said Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, who led the study. “They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans.”...
January 13, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article Coronavirus Vs. Hemp

Do CBD Shampoos Actually Work? Here's What Experts Say.

My almost lifelong search for the perfect shampoo has recently landed me on a relatively new cast of products: CBD-based and -infused shampoos. This may be unsurprising, given the attention that all things CBD have received in the past few years...
January 13, 2022 | HuffPost by Anna Rahmanan | Read The Article Coronavirus Vs. Hemp

Oregon State researchers: Hemp-based compounds can prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

New research out of Oregon State University has identified that two hemp compounds – CBDa and CBGa – show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Findings of a study that included a chemical screening technique invented by researchers at OSU were published Tuesday in the Journal of Natural Products...
January 11, 2022 | Hemp Industry Daily | Read The Article Italy hemp processing center

Initiative in Italy aims to develop national hemp processing center

Local officials in west-central Italy say they are progressing with plans to build a sustainable hemp supply chain model that can transform the agriculture of an entire region. Officials in the city of Roccasecca, in the province of Frosinone of the Lazio region, said preparation of land for a first planting of hemp is now underway in anticipation of the 2022 growing season...
January 11, 2022 | HempToday | Read The Article Marijuana Legalization

Several states in play to legalize marijuana this year through legislation

Marijuana legalization through state legislatures heated up in 2021, and that trend likely will continue this year as lawmakers in several states are expected to legalize either recreational or medical cannabis. The Northeast and mid-Atlantic states are in the spotlight for adult-use marijuana legislative activity, with Rhode Island the top candidate to approve a regulated commercial market, according to industry experts...
January 10, 2022 | By Jeff Smith | MJBizDaily | Read The Article Cannabis Industry Trends

10 cannabis industry trends to watch for in 2022

Now that the new year is here, cannabis industry executives can expect to face a crosscurrent of trends in 2022. Some will be positive for the industry; others, negative. Some will be new; others, a continuation from 2021...
January 3, 2022 | By Bart Schaneman | MJBizDaily | Read The Article Weed News

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