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CBD monthly update - February 2019

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


WHO recommends reclassification

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for whole-plant marijuana to be removed from Schedule IV and seeks to clarify that cannabidiol and CBD-focused preparations containing no more than 0.2 percent THC are "not under international control" at all. If adopted, the recommendations would formally recognize that the world’s governing bodies have been wrong about the plant for decades. Read more at Forbes...

U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance launches

The organization will advocate for hemp farmers among state and federal agencies, create a “Hemp School” to educate farmers on the evolving regulatory framework and serve as a clearinghouse for hemp industry resources. Read more at U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance...

CBD rejects cannabis Super Bowl ad

The network passed on Acreage Holdings’ heartfelt commercial about the benefits of medical marijuana, but you can watch it here []. While the big game’s ads may have been weed free, the players weren’t. Many NFL players use the plant to help cope with injuries. Read more at The Guardian...

The Canadians are coming

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, some of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies such as Canopy Growth and Tilray are cranking up their interests in the U.S. market. As long as they enter the country through hemp products, they no longer endanger their positions on U.S. trading exchanges. Read more at Hemp Industry Daily...

New survey supports CBD for sleep

In a recent nationally representative Consumer Reports survey, about 10 percent of Americans who reported trying CBD said they used it to help them sleep—and a majority of those people said it worked. Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week. Read more at Consumer Reports...


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