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South Carolina Signs New Hemp Bill; Paves Way for Better Quality Standards

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3559 on May 11, 2017  legalizing the growth of industrial hemp in the state through the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program. The new bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to issue up to 20 [...]

CV Sciences says it will hold Pre-IND Meeting with FDA for CVSI-007

CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CVSI)  reports it first patent-pending drug product candidate, CVSI-007, combines CBD and nicotine in treatment of smokeless tobacco use and addiction. According to CV Sciences recent 10K filing there are currently no drugs approved by the U.S. Food [...]

U.S. Hemp Moving Forward with USDA Organic Certifications

On April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm, a group of 18 farmers and business owners were gathered in a small demonstration kitchen at the back of the Natural Grocers on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Outside the large square-framed windows, revelers scrambled [...]

Market Size: Hemp industry sales grow to $688 Million in 2016

Hemp Food, Body Care, CBD products lead U.S. hemp retail market growing at a five year 22% CAGR Hemp Business Journal, the leading provider of data and market intelligence for the hemp industry, has published estimates of the size of [...]

Florida Update: Surterra Shows Market for CBD Products Grown as Medical Cannabis Are Taking Over

Regulation and enforcement are tightening in Florida for CBD products 'grown as hemp' and being imported into the state. Recent interviews and tips from industry insiders suggest traditional distributors for smoke shops and natural products have had "significant product seizures" in [...]

CBD Consumer Products Sales Up 1,710%, Primarily from Natural Retail Channel

Savvy CBD marketers are finding success in the traditional independent natural products retail channel despite regulatory hurdles. As the world awakens to the benefits of consumer products made with phytocannabinoid hemp extracts rich in cannabidiol or CBD, traditional independent natural products retailers are seeing the most success [...]