Cannabis Wire

Articles By Julia Barajas

CBD, Hemp

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Says Rules for CBD Could Take Three Years, or Longer

Cannabis and hemp industry members have been awaiting clarity on the legality of hemp-derived CBD products following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp.

Global

United Nations Unanimously Agrees to Indefinitely Postpone Cannabis Vote  

Member States need “more time to consider the recommendations" of the World Health Organization that acknowledge the therapeutic potential of cannabis.

CBD

FDA: Public Meeting About CBD Is Still On

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's resignation this week spurred uncertainty, concerns over delays in the rollout of regulations for the hemp-derived CBD industry.

Global

UN Report Slams Legalization, Calls It a “Significant” Health Challenge for Youth

The International Narcotics Control Board report comes on the heels of the WHO’s recommendation that cannabis be rescheduled, and days before member states meet in Vienna to discuss drug policy.

CBD

CBD in Food: Here Comes the Crackdown

From California to New York, state regulators and the FDA are pushing back against this major trend. Do they have the muscle?

California

Key Cannabis Bills Make Their Way Through the California State Legislature

Passage could lead to substantive changes in cannabis research, taxation, banking and public safety.

Global

European Parliament Approves Motion for Resolution on Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes

The vote could ultimately lead to the introduction of a legislative proposal on medical cannabis at the EU level.

Mexico

As the Country Prepares to Regulate Cannabis, Mexico Looks Abroad

Members of the Mexican Senate will soon grapple with three initiatives to regulate the “non-medicinal consumption of cannabis.”

California

A California Conundrum: How to Crack Down on Illicit Sales Without Echoing the War on Drugs?

A nascent industry needs protection, but so do certain neighborhoods.