FDA details challenges, research gaps in regulating cannabis-derived products

Federal food and drug regulators this week highlighted the challenges they’re facing in regulating CBD and other cannabis-derived products, emphasizing the knowledge gaps that still exist due to a continued lack of data regarding the science of CBD and other cannabinoids. Kaveeta Vasisht, director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health and associate commissioner for […]

FDA: Science of CBD and other cannabinoids is a ‘priority’

Dr. Amy Abernethy Learn more about the FDA’s approach to CBD regulation at the Hemp Industry Daily Forum, part of MJBizCon 2020. Available Nov. 30 and on-demand through the end of the year. High-ranking U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say that the science of CBD and other cannabinoids has become a priority for the […]

As FDA reviews CBD implications for women, industry watches anxiously

The hemp and CBD industry will be watching closely this week to find out whether federal regulators seem inclined to require warning labels for pregnant or nursing women on CBD products, or to mandate gender-specific dosing levels. That’s because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health will be leading discussions about “CBD […]

Horticulture experts scramble to simplify light-period considerations for hemp

Light and day length are more important to hemp production than farmers might realize, but cannabis producers have little guidance from traditional horticultural research to maximize production. A new tool aims to help growers understand how they can make a horticultural concept called photoperiodism pay off in crop consistency and yield. Released just last month, […]

Southern hemp breeder partners with horticultural broker for expanded US distribution footprint

Griffin, a horticultural plant broker and supply company based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has linked up with The Hemp Mine, a South Carolina-based hemp breeder and young plant provider, in an effort to expand distribution across the U.S. Well established in the ornamental garden plant industry, where the broker distributes plant genetics from several plant breeders, […]