In a blow to CBD, DEA beats back hemp in court—on a technicality (newhope.com)
Topics: federal law, state law, Department of Justice, federal agency, final rule, amicus brief, federal appeals court, Drug Enforcement Administration
- “Given the pervasive confusion and irreconcilable conflicts of the law that have led to product seizures, arrests and criminal charges against those involved in the lawful hemp industry, the petitioners believe that the final rule must be invalidated, absent the court clarifying and further resolving these conflicts and their severe consequences,” attorney Bob Hoban, managing partner of Hoban Law Group in Denver who represented the hemp industry in the lawsuit, said in a statement.
- The law authorized higher education institutions and state agricultural departments to cultivate the plant if “the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research,” and the latter activities are authorized under state law.
- In part, the law defined an “agricultural pilot program” as a “pilot program to study the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp.” The scope of the “marketing” activities authorized by Section 7606—and whether DEA’s marijuana extract rule conflicted with the 2014 Farm Bill—has been the subject of confusion and debate.
- According to the petitioners and nearly 30 members of Congress in an amicus brief filed in January 2018 with the Ninth Circuit, cannabinoids like CBD don’t fall within the CSA—even if the compounds are sourced from the flowers of the hemp plant—so long as the activities are carried out under Section 7606 of the Farm Bill; and the plant contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana.
- “While the DEA clearly believes that all extracts of the cannabis flower fall under the definition of controlled substances, such an assertion blatantly subverts the Farm Bill, which explicitly permits any part of the cannabis plant, including the flower, with ‘not more than 0.3 percent’ THC, from being deemed permissible industrial hemp under an approved pilot program,” the bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote in their amicus brief.
CBD Oil Benefits: How To Heal Your Dog With Hemp (dogsnaturallymagazine.com)
Topics: angiogenesis, tumor growth, cancerous cells, animal model, neurological disorders, cell growth, endocannabinoid system, cardiovascular system
- New research has led to isolating the benefits of the hemp plant, which, unlike cannabis, is classified as a “legal registered food item” with the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and has now become widely accepted in most countries.
- Supercritical CO2 extraction methods provide a refined high-quality hemp-derived CBD extract that has non-detectable levels of THC, meaning it can’t get your dog (or you) high and is legal for consumption.
- When you look at all of the benefits cannabinoids bring to the body – from neurological to neuropathic and cardiovascular health aspects –it becomes clear that the main common denominator is cell health.
- CBD oil benefits and uses have been widely reported in published studies by the National Institutes of Health, including for its uses as an anti-cancer agent that helps promote the healthy proliferation of cells.
CBD craze shows no sign of slowing (jhnewsandguide.com)
Topics: cannabinoid, cannabinoid receptors, anandamide, cannabidiol, social anxiety, Increased levels, health benefits, clinical trials
- Garside, a believer in the powers of cannabidiol, a substance found in hemp and marijuana plants, suggested the product to him and gave him a sample bottle.
- “His foot pain has gone away, and his anxiety has gone away, and his insomnia had gone away.
- “Depending on where you live and what the laws are (they’re about to become even more relaxed here in Los Angeles), it seems like just about everyone is experimenting with cannabidiol (also known as CBD) oils and tinctures,” the article states.
- “If people come in and want to talk about it, the first thing I ask is, ‘Why do you want to take it?’” she said.
After 13 years in the NFL, former Packers’ player becomes part owner of CBD oil producer: ‘It kept helping’ (fox6now.com)
Topics: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Nfl, Packers, Super Bowl, Soldier Field, Jay Cutler, CHICAGO
- “I guess you think about, when you have days off for bye weeks or off-season and your body start to feel better, you thought, in that same aspect that when you finish playing, you know, you’d get the time off and your body would just heal and you’d feel a lot better and you realize that hasn’t happened,” said Jenkins.
- “At first I thought I wasn’t too knowledgeable — hemp, cannabis, marijuana, all that stuff, so I just kind of put them all in the same basket and thought it was all the same, and when they brought it to me it sat for two weeks.
- First off, I was surprised that I didn’t get high and it was different and it helped me sleep that night and so I was like, ‘let me try it again — see if it’s not a fluke,’ so I tried it again and it kept helping and so at that point, you are like, ‘what exactly is this?’ So you start doing some research, start talking to the people and you start getting education on what it was,” said Jenkins.