Topic: CBD

The Green Rose of Texas? The Lone Star State Expands Medical Marijuana and CBD Access

On June 10, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1325, a law that will immediately allow for hemp farming and the production of low-THC hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) products. Although some CBD products were already available throughout the state, their legal status was—at best—unclear. Now with the new law, CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC can be legally bought and sold.

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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Takes a Wait-and-See Approach on CBD-Infused Alcoholic Beverages

Last week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued Industry Circular 2019-1 addressing the inclusion of hemp ingredients in alcoholic-beverage formulas. The Circular indicates that the TTB received a number of inquiries about whether it would approve the production of alcoholic beverages containing ingredients—like cannabidiol (CBD)—derived from hemp.

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Is the tail wagging the dog? Large retailers’ embrace of CBD health products may force the ‎FDA’s hand

The 2018 Farm Bill marked a significant victory for the cannabis industry because it removed hemp from the list of federal controlled substances. It was widely believed that this legalization would increase acceptance of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can be extracted from hemp and, its proponents argue, provide a range of health benefits.

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