CBD Weekly Cannabis News Picks: August

Introducing CBD Weekly Cannabis News Picks – Every Thursday Cannabis news articles from the week, handpicked by the CBD Business Blog Editor, to keep you informed on cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) industry news that is important to you.

CBD News Pick – Weak, Narrow CBD Bill Introduced by Anti-Cannabis Senators

CBD News Pick – A bipartisan medical cannabis proposal was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday, but it left many in the cannabis community confused and befuddled. The Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S.3269) was introduced by four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including at least one notoriously anti-cannabis politician, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).  Click for more →

CBD News Pick – Medical marijuana company Creso Pharma to list on ASX

CBD News Pick –  Australian investors will soon be able to invest in the latest medical marijuana company set to list on the Australian stock exchange.
Creso Pharma seeks to leverage science and research into medicinal marijuana to develop CBD rich therapeutic products aimed at restoring and maintaining homeostasis for overall health and functioning of all bodily physiological processes in humans and animals. Click for more → | Related Video below:

CBD News Pick – Clearing up misconceptions about marijuana rescheduling

CBD News Pick – A Brookings Institute Report – What it means for existing state systems: As marijuana rescheduling has gained traction in Congress and DEA has announced it will rule on a rescheduling this summer, a common concern has emerged in the cannabis reform community and among industry actors.  It goes something like this: “If marijuana is moved to Schedule II, the Feds will shut down our state’s legal system.” | Click for more →

CBD News Pick – New study proofs, Marijuana can treat Epilepsy in Children

CBD News Pick – Shreveport Technology Time: Parents of children with severe epilepsy have reported incredible recoveries when their children were given cannabidiol, a derivative of marijuana. The drug, a non-psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in cannabis, has been marketed with epithets like Charlotte’s Web and Haleigh’s Hope. | Click for more →

CBD News Pick – Time to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act

remove from csaCBD News Pick – A recent memorandum by representatives of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to several U.S. senators indicates that the agency is prepared to respond imminently to a pair of administration petitions challenging marijuana’s status as a Schedule I federally prohibited substance. | Click for more →

CBD News Pick – Hemp Health Inc. Names Dr. Tamara Hebbler Chief Veterinarian

cod for dogsCBD News Pick –  Hemp Health Inc., maker of hemp cannabidiol (CBD) products, announced that Dr. Tamara Hebbler has joined the company as Chief Veterinarian. Dr. Hebbler will work on product development and offer free CBD consultations to pet owners and veterinarians. She will join founders Katarina Maloney and Janell Thompson for a panel and product launch at the Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo (SocalCC Expo)August 6-7, 2016. | Click for more →

Cannabis News Pick – Why Florida’s Medical Marijuana System Is Ripe for Corporate Takeover:

florida medical cannabisCBD News Pick – In June 2014, the disgraced former CEO of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) signed Florida’s medical marijuana bill into law. It was a fitting beginning to a regulatory process that has been marred by shadowy fraud in the selection of lucrative vertically integrated licenses in what could become one of the largest medical marijuana markets in the country.
The state appears poised to double down upon the fraud, and in keeping with Governor Rick Scott’s legacy of putting healthcare profits before people, some of the new law’s provisions could shield corporate revenues at the expense of fragile patients.| Click for more →

CBD News Pick – The PTSD marijuana study is now recruiting veteran volunteers

PTSD Military VetCBD News Pick –  Researchers in Maryland and Arizona are looking for veteran volunteers to smoke up to two joints’ worth of marijuana a day in a new study designed to find out if pot helps relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The ideal candidate, Sisley says, will have a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs for combat-related PTSD but otherwise be generally healthy and have no other major medical issues. Those with traumatic brain injuries, however, will be eligible to participate.

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