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Anyone who has a friend or relative with epilepsy may have heard about Epidiolex. In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) to treat seizures associated with two specific forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. While it may sound … [Read more...] about What is Epidiolex?
It’s no secret that CBD oil is currently booming as an industry. But this sudden flood of newbie manufacturers into the marketplace means more than just more choices for consumers: it means buyer beware. By now you may have seen CBD companies promoting their “pure” CBD oil, but what exactly does … [Read more...] about What is “Pure” CBD Oil?
In January of 2019, the U.S. Hemp Authority launched a certification program for companies and products made of hemp. The organization was created in 2018 for the purpose of helping create standardization and quality across the hemp industry, and the Authority is funded by the U.S. Hemp … [Read more...] about What is the U.S. Hemp Authority and What Does It Mean for the CBD Industry?
You may have heard the term “glyphosate residue free” and wondered what it means or how to pronounce it. Glyphosate can be pronounced like “gliff-eh-sayte” or “gleye-feh-sayte” and it is a common herbicide used to kill broadleaf plants and grasses. It has been widely used since the 1970s in forms … [Read more...] about What Does Being Glyphosate Residue Free Mean in the CBD Industry?
Last year, Canada made history when it became the 2nd country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis by passing the Cannabis Act on June 19. The bill, officially dubbed C-45, went into effect on October 17, 2018. Although the exact provisions vary depending on province and territory, in … [Read more...] about Is CBD Oil Legal in Canada?
All across the globe, cannabis law reform is ongoing - and it appears the trend is headed toward legalization. Since Colorado and Washington became the first states in the US to legalize recreational cannabis in 2012, Alaska, Oregon, Vermont, California, Nevada, Maine, Illinois, Michigan, … [Read more...] about Is CBD Oil Legal in Mexico?
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice, which is a comprehensive term that includes regulations enforced by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). The term sometimes appears as CGMP or cGMP, which stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Other countries have adopted GMP standards … [Read more...] about Why Does GMP Compliance Matter to the CBD Industry?