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CBD Monthly Update — April 2020

We gathered the top CBD news from this month to keep you in the loop.

April 14, 2020

1 Min Read


Online CBD sales spike

The pandemic has driven online sales way up, according to a new Brightfield Group survey, which suggests that four in 10 CBD consumers plan to use CBD more frequently because of COVID-19, with 15% planning to use a higher dose. Read more at Foodnavigator-USA...

Hemp production deemed “essential”

The classification doesn’t extend to all retailers selling hemp and CBD, however, and business owners are asking authorities to reconsider. Read more at Hemp Industry Daily...

DEA de-lists Epidiolex

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency removed GW Pharmaceuticals’ prescription epilepsy drug, the only federally approved drug featuring CBD, from the controlled substance list. Read more at Leafly...

CBD companies make hand sanitizer

California nutrient manufacturer Emerald Harvest is among several companies producing hand sanitizer to donate to community members in need. Other companies, like Seabedee and Whispr, have launched CBD-infused hand sanitizer for sale. Read more at Cannabis Culture...

Feds warn against false COVID-19 claims

The FDA and the FTC warned former NFL player and cannabis dispensary owner Kyle Turley about claims made on his CBD distributor website and on social media that CBD could boost users’ immune systems and enable them to fight off COVID-19. Read more at The Press-Enterprise...

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