Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Canna Law Blog

The EU May Designate CBD Foods As Narcotics (Yes, You Read that Right)

The European Foods Safety Authority (“EFSA”) previously classified CBD as a “novel food” ingredient.

FDA Guidance On Cannabis Research: A Glimpse Of What’s To Come For CBD Products?

This guidance is merely a reflection of the FDA’s current thinking on the manufacturing and testing of hemp-derived drugs.

Indiana Smokable Hemp Ban Is Upheld (For Now)

In 2019, Indiana passed Senate Enrolled Act 516 to bring Indiana’s definition of hemp in line with the 2018 Farm Bill and to establish a regulatory framework for hemp production.

Is CBN A Controlled Substance? Yes. No. Maybe.

Because it's difficult, if not impossible, to grow CBN-rich strains of hemp, most CBN found in the U.S. market is the product of decarboxylation, which creates some confusion regarding its legality.

Israel: Cannabis Powerhouse

While cannabis has been used for thousands of years in ancient sites in Israel, the country’s developments in the last few decades have been extremely significant.

The Latest Report From The FDA Shows How Poorly It Has Handled CBD

The report itself is, in a word, underwhelming. It provides little new insight.

It’s Time To Disband The DEA

The DEA has been waging a War on Drugs that has disproportionately impacted Black people for nearly fifty years.

Why Not All CBD Health Claims Are Treated Equal

The Federal Trade Commission does not go after every actor that promotes the therapeutic value of CBD products. Here's why.

How WA Marijuana Businesses Have Stayed Open During Pandemic

Many marijuana businesses in Washington have continued operations despite not really being able to implement meaningful work from home measures.

The World Trade Organization And Cannabis

The WTO is a multilateral organization governing trade among nations, based on obligations its member states undertake through various treaties.

Latest News

Cannabis Cravings: A New Study Addresses Why It Happens

We now have a better understanding of why cannabis users crave the herb — and it has a lot to do with brain connectivity.

Democrats Reject Marijuana Legalization For Official Party Platform

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) rejected an amendment proposal to support legalizing cannabis at the federal level.

Weed Edibles Have Sold Really Well During The Pandemic

Experts believed that the pandemic would be a great time for cannabis edibles. Sales now show that these predictions were true.

3 Ways COVID Is Hurting CBD Sales

The report stated that in 2020, the US hemp-derived CBD market is projected to reach 14% growth from 2019 sales, down from original projections of over 30%.