Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2

The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 1

The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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FDA Issues Warning Letters on Marketing and Sale of OTC CBD Products

The FDA issued warning letters to two companies this month, alleging FD&C Act violations stemming from marketing new drugs without approval. Companies marketing CBD products should be careful not to market OTC drugs containing CBD.

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Is Your CBD Product Verifiably Natural?

In this piece, Turner describes the applicability of Carbon-14 testing as an option for R&D and quality assurance teams in the CBD industry to measure the percentages of CBD extract in their products that is derived from natural sources. This can be used to authenticate the naturality of products and verify ingredients don’t contain synthetic adulterants.

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THC Remediation of Hemp Extracts

A Track-n-Trace Nightmare: In this piece, Millard takes the reader step-by-step through a d9-THC remediation process, highlighting the need for a robust track-n-trace program for “hemp extracts.”

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Acquire GW Pharma

In a press release published last week, the two companies announced they have entered an agreement for Jazz to acquire GW Pharma, the producer of the only FDA-approved CBD medication Epidiolex, for a total of $7.2 billion.

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Molson Coors Joint Venture Selects Quicksilver Scientific as Technology Partner

Quicksilver Scientific, a nanoemulsion delivery technology company, announced a partnership with Truss CBD USA, a joint venture between Molson Coors and HEXO Cannabis, to provide their technology in the production of CBD beverages.

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Molson Coors Joint Venture Selects Quicksilver Scientific as Technology Partner

Quicksilver Scientific, a nanoemulsion delivery technology company, announced a partnership with Truss CBD USA, a joint venture between Molson Coors and HEXO Cannabis, to provide their technology in the production of CBD beverages.

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